Notes from Jan

Still Learning

January 24, 2017

It’s happened more than once. Reading something in the Boston Globe and feeling so disgusted, I couldn’t finish the article.

Recent stories on human trafficking in a town not that far away form here, political bragging and bashing, alt-realities on so many fronts, I stopped reading.

Before I could  head somewhere safer, like sports or the crossword puzzle, God turned my attention from revulsion to repentance through a glance in the mirror and words  from a hymn.

“The vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives

Still so much to learn about Grace.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Reply Radina Welton January 25, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Wow!
    Put me in my place!
    Must always get back to grace.

  • Reply Dale Lefever January 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks Jan,

    I guess we can feel possessive about anything, including salvation for ourselves, but not for others. It’s hard to accept the adage: “there (fill in the person), but for the grace of God go I.”

    Keep challenging us.

    Blessings, Dale

  • Reply Carolyn Sylvester January 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Jan – I just found out about this site. So glad! I loved what you said “to me.” I need to weed out a lot of stuff. My kids and grandkids aren’t going to want to inherit it…or so my husband keeps telling me. Thank you for gently reminding us about not holding on to everything. Blessings to you Jan. I remember fondly your lectures from Joy Bible Study in the “good old days” but these are now the “good new days” and they are just as wonderful. Love and hugs, Carolyn

  • Reply Dan & Kathy Russ January 26, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Your grace-full reflections reminded me of the Apostle Paul writing “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” He must have recalled Stephen and the countless others he persecuted, imprisoned, and killed. The grace of God just isn’t fair–thankfully.

  • Reply wendy lane January 28, 2017 at 2:51 am

    “God turned my attention from revulsion to repentance through a glance in the mirror and words from a hymn.

    “The vilest offender who truly believes, that moment from Jesus a pardon receives

    Still so much to learn about Grace.”

    SO GOOD. <3

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