Grace & Truth ~ Being Wonder Woman

OK, I LOVED the Wonder Woman movie.  I loved the ending:

“It’s not about deserve, it’s about what you believe. And I believe in love.”

This is so true – we don’t deserve God’s love.  Our salvation isn’t about what we deserve or don’t deserve, thankfully.  It’s about what we believe.  I believe in Love.  He has a name.  Jesus.

And then, there is this:

“I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. I’ve touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they’ll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. Forever.”

There is much darkness in the world.  We have seen this undeniably this week.  And, yet, there is His Light.  Jesus is the Light of the world.  As disciples of Christ, we must let His Light shine through us and illuminate the darkness.  And, it is true.  Only Love can save this world.  That is what He came to do.  Save us.

That’s why I loved Alicia’s post.  She makes this truth so clear.  Even through our most ugly scars, Jesus can shine through and bring hope.  But we must fight for it.  It is a battle.  

As Sisters in Christ, we must remind each other of His truth.  We are loved.  We are valuable.  We are cherished.  All because of Him.  

Stop over at Alicia’s site and read her post, Being Wonder Woman.  It’s a good one.

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Grace & Truth ~ When Spiritual Warfare Hits Home

I recently read a fantastic blog post about how Wonder Woman and the Christian woman are alike – we fight in a battle.  I loved it.  I need to find that post again because the author sure got some flack for her comparison to Wonder Women (my goodness, will there ever be a day when Christians are not so easily offended?).  One commenter was angry because women had no business in the battlefield.  Women are not warriors.  I didn’t realize that God’s armor was just for men.  When did this happen?  When did Paul refer to just men in Ephesians 6?  Did that change when I wasn’t looking?  

Satan doesn’t care if we are men, women, or children when he attacks, so we all need to be properly equipped and trained.  Candace’s post was a good reminder of being prepared for spiritual battle – and that it does exist!  Head on over to her blog to read, When Spiritual Warfare Hits Home.

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Grace & Truth ~ 10 Thoughtful Questions For Moms Who Want To Raise Godly Children

I used to be an angry mom.  To those who know me right now, that would come as a complete shock.  It would be difficult for them to believe.  Not because I put on this façade of my mothering or because my kids live in a state of fear of embarrassing me…but because the fruit of Godly parenting is evident in my family.  Trust me, this did not happen because I’m ‘all that’.  Actually, it is a by-product of some necessary steps of healing I’ve had to take in my own life.  It’s actually quite fascinating how it has unfolded.  And the realization of the serious effects that my own spiritual, emotional, and mental health have on my children humbles my heart.  Because it could have turned out much differently.  And not in a good way.  Especially when you compare your own past of being raised in an unstable home and you see a huge difference.  Again, I am humbled.  So humbled that my God chose to heal me and make me the woman…and mom…I am today.  Humbled that my husband showed incredible patience with me – seriously, he could have left, God knows he had more than enough reason to between me and my family.  

I know the importance of mom’s overall health – and how it affects parenting – and the overall health of her children her entire family.  That’s why I chose Ifeoma’s post, as my feature this week.  She puts forth some very thought-provoking questions for us moms.  I hope you take the time to pop over to her site and read through the questions, asking yourself as you read.  Take our time.  Don’t rush the process.  Your parenting will greatly benefit from it as you seek healing from the Healer of your heart.

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Grace & Truth ~ 5 Lessons Learned About Being Softened

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ!  One thing I’ve enjoyed doing with Grace and Truth is sharing your posts – the posts that have spoken to my heart – along with your main graphic.  However, it has come to our attention that not all graphics used are obtained and used legally – meaning a blogger does not have the right to use an image.  A former G&T host is being reprimanded for posting an image from a feature post that was not used legally.  This is unfortunate and very sad.  I love posting your graphics along with your post.  But in light of my friend’s circumstances, I will not be including your graphic since I cannot guarantee it has been obtained legally.  If you are not sure if you are using an image legally – you didn’t purchase rights to it, it isn’t your own and you didn’t get it from a license free site such as Pixabay – then you probably need to do some research…and possible changes to your posts!  I’ve also put all of my past G&T posts into ‘pending review’ mode for now until I can get around to changing the image.  From now on, I will simply use a generic graphic with the featured post title on it for G&T (see below).  Please be in prayer for my friend – that God gives her heart peace and a quick resolution to this problem.  And triple check your graphics!

OK, now on to this week’s G&T…

I love cats.  I’ve always loved cats.  Even in my wedding speech, I jokingly (sort of) said that my husband and I would have several cats.  I’ve always had at least one cat and right now, we have 2 – and I think my youngest daughter inherited my obsession love of cats.  So, naturally, when I read Mary’s post relating our faith to our relationship with cats, I loved it.  I particularly appreciate her point # 3 – it compliments this post of mine about that silly saying “If you feel far from God, guess who moved?“.  If you love cats like I do – or you are just curious (as a cat!) about this post, then head on over to CandidlyChristian to read 5 Lessons Learned About Being Softened.

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