Growing in Grace — 12 Comments

  1. Hi, Janis!
    I meditated on the woman with the issue of blood this morning praying for my girlfriend that stubbornly refuses a personal relationship with Jesus, but suffers with a disease that doctors cannot seem to cure and she, also, spent tons of money in hospitals. I am going to pray Psalm 57:1 for her. So glad the Lord spoke to me here.

    How are you? Sending hugs,

    • Hi Mary~
      Thank you for dropping by. It’s so good to see you. I’m blessed to hear that the Lord spoke to you here today through this post. I pray that your friend will be healed as well! The woman who spoke yesterday said, “Don’t throw in the towel!” She even puff-painted some towels for us with that saying on them. Keep praying for her!
      I’m doing well. Thank you for asking. I just need to be more consistent in writing here again. Miss this and all of my friends like you!
      Blessings on you, Mary!

  2. I am so glad that you wrote about the retreat! I was unable to attend this year and appreciate a little glimpse! I love the ““Don’t ever say to the Lord that it’s too late–for anything,” phrase… I have been struggling with that of late. A great reminder that HE is a great mercy giver! I like the reminder that we need to “dance”!

  3. Sounds like a lovely retreat! Thanks for sharing a highlight and lessons learned with us! Visiting from Scripture and a Snapshot.

  4. Janis, sounds, and looks, like it was a beautiful retreat. I loved all that you shared. What hit me was when you shared about Shirley crawling on her hands & knees to demonstrate the woman with the hemorrhage. It was in crawling, lowering herself before the Lord, that she found her healing. May we know when to drop to our knees before Him & humbly seek & ask Him for that which we need. Thank you for sharing the beauty & truths from this retreat! Blessings!

  5. What a blessing to enjoy a lovely retreat with such an illustrative speaker. Grace illustrated so beautifully by crawling on stage. The towels were so cool too. Never give UP. Thank you for sharing your awesome story with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

  6. I have always enjoyed women’s retreats for the fellowship and special ways I have learned from God while away from the daily grind. Your retreat sounds delightful and one to recall many of special words. We need laughter and by acting out the Scripture, it drew that reaction a few times, I am sure.
    God’s reminder to “Love them” is beautiful as we, I, far too easily judge from a distance and never give the ones He has chosen for me to share Christ with a chance.

  7. What a special time to fellowship and learn. I love gathering at women’s retreats. Grace is a two way street–I like the way you put that. We need to receive and give grace, both to ourselves and to others. Thanks for visiting today:)

  8. All too often we are lax in extending grace to others. And sometimes, we are even worse at giving ourselves grace. Oh that we might be overcome and overwhelmed by the grand gift of God’s grace in ways that change us!!


  9. I love reading about grace and the number of ways it can look. The story of the woman who just wanted to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment to be healed is a beautiful illustration in the power of grace and forgiveness. Thank you for sharing this at Weekend Whispers.