“Grace isn’t an excuse to stay in your sin. It’s the power to get out of it.” Kris Vallotton

Grace is the key concept throughout the bible and in the Christian faith. My favorite definition for it is: I couldn’t earn it and I don’t deserve it.

I deserved the punishment of hell, but God graciously bestowed on me the gift of His Son who suffered and paid the price for me. Knowing this causes me to seek to know just how to show grace to others.

Does this mean grace is only for disciples of Jesus?

No … grace and kindness are evident everywhere. While we can’t give salvation to other people, we can embody grace in word and deed through our responses, presence, keeping short accounts, saying thank you, leading others, taking interest in others and choosing to live a life of love and joy!

Let me know if you like these grace themed songs :

This 100th blogpost lines up with the 100th River Liffey swim in Dublin. The swimmers will need grace to get through that !

Published by Jeanette Dean

I'm a life long learner. I've been on a voyage of discovery since childhood so ask why a lot. I'm Irish and a bit American. I write because its freeing and healing. I love photography, theology, the natural beauty of Ireland and swimming in the sea year round. I see the world through the lens of Celtic Christianity but can try on other perspectives. The business of everyday spirituality has always fascinated me. I hope this blog challenges, inspires and encourages you. Perhaps you'd like to work with me. Please reach out to me if that's the case. I'd love to hear from YOU so please comment and let me know you are out there!

2 thoughts on “Grace

  1. Fantastic blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many
    options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any tips?
    Appreciate it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! I’ve enjoyed using WordPress. Tips : write freeform every morning (3 pages) without judgement.
      Keep a journal. And, join a local writers group or an online community – Jeff Brown in Canada hosts a good online writing community. Best of luck !


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