I am very familiar with God asking me to do something hard that turns into something painful.  Not exactly what I was hoping for.  No blessing.  No Joy.  No good fruit.  Just pain.  So, when I read Marva’s post, I could totally relate to it.  I appreciate her honesty.  And, really, she is such a treasure.  A real gem.  She truly does Sparkle and Shine!  

If you need some encouragement to do the ‘hard thing’ that might lead to disappointment and hurt, head on over to Marva’s blog and read her post, When the Blessing for Obedience is Pain.  It will be so good for your heart.

PS…I’m really hoping to be able to pay her a visit one of these days…she lives in the British Virgin Islands!!!  WOOHOO!

Marva, please be sure to grab this “I’ve Been Featured” image below and add it, with a link to this page, to your post so that your readers can celebrate with you!  


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Now for this week’s link up!  Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord.

Grace & Truth : A Weekly Christian Link Up

Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each and every week. If you’re a blogger our hope is that you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader our hope is that you’ll meet new bloggers that love Jesus just as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.


Arabah Joy


A Divine Encounter


Dawn Klinge – Above the Waves


Aimee Imbeau – A Work of Grace


 Sarah Ann – Faith Along the Way


1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!

2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent CHRISTIAN LIVING posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.

3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!

4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!

In order to be featured next week:

5.) Grab a button or link back to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate but is required to be featured.

6.) Each host will choose one link to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.

7.) By linking up you agree to allow the hosts to use your featured post image if you are chosen as a feature for next week. By linking up and leaving your email address, you also agree to receive e-mails relating to Grace & Truth.

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Aimee Imbeau

Aimee is a wife to an incredible husband, Marcus, and mother to three fabulous children. She works from home as a homeschool support teacher and she homeschools her own children as well. She loves writing abut her faith and decided to give blogging a try in 2013. The rest is history...
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  • Oh, Aimee, what a blessing this is! It’s really hard to write about the hard things (especially when your blog is all things sunny and bright — lol) but I feel God is calling me to be real and offer hope to those who are hurting. Yes, you really can shine through the pain because with God all things are possible.
    Having you choose to feature this post feels like a huge kiss from God. Thank you so much!
    Blessings and sparkles,
    Marva | SunSparkleShine

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