How to find the grace of God

kids with trees morgue file000152897807Chances are you know a little girl named Grace. It’s one of the 15 most popular girls’ names in the nation right now—with good reason. Who among us does not desire grace? It’s so hard to define grace, yet when we feel it, we know it. Grace is the flow that comes from allowing God’s rhythm to guide our lives. Terry Hershey, author of The Power of Pause: Becoming More by Doing Less (Loyola), puts it this way: “I have found grace where I have found God and I found God at the pressure points of life. The grace appeared in my brokenness, messiness, and confusion. When I surrender to grace, I can give up my various sorts of damage control. I am free to own my life—this life, not some tidy, imaginary life.”

By Annemarie Scobey, from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home. Winner of the Best in Class award in 2014 from the Associated Church Press, as well as a First Place General Excellence award from the Catholic Press Association for   four years running. Here’s a sample issue.

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