because of His great love

3 . February . 2012

birthday girl at our
standing thursday lunch

a bit before lunch,
we were looking at henry’s baptism announcement
nostalgically taped to my desk wall &
they began reminiscing our first meeting each other
ten years ago:

jen had just delivered j,
cayley had an infant w,
i was pregnant with henry,
and kara came to mom’s group when
she was still pregnant with her first,
brave&wise woman that she is,
she knew she was going to need some
community to build her family on,

oh, the kindness of the Lord.

we egged on the
cheesy pose

weloveyou,j xo

{cayley & chasey included,
though i missed a photo of those cuties}

k reads ephesians
aloud to us

and after they leave,
her words are ringing in my heart,

made alive in Christ

as for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world
and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air,
the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

all of us also lived among them at one time,
gratifying the cravings of our flesh and
following its desires and thoughts.

like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.
but because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,

made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—
it is by grace you have been saved.

and God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the
heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
in order that in the coming ages he might show the
incomparable riches of his grace,
expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

for it is by grace you have been saved, through faith…

ephesians 2

what’s wrong with the teenage mind?
in the wsj.


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