A woman needs to know — that she’s changed more than the laundry.
She’s changing the world.
That she’s changed someone’s whole world, that her way in the world changes the ways of the world, that how she is moved — moved to love, moved to speak, moved to move over and make room for hope — is fuel to move the world.
What you do moves mountains of laundry — and your faith that even the smallest, seed-like moments matter in monumental, miraculous ways moves more than mountains — it moves the heart of God.
A woman needs to know — she’s reaching for more than the next cup of coffee —
but she’s reaching for hands.
That her strength is strengthening the scarred, that her arms outstretched are more powerful than any voices outraged, that her extravagant linking of arms is not only breaking chains, it’s breaking more of her free.
Your arms may be weary carrying
what’s breaking your heart,
but you are held and carried
so close to His heart
that the beat of His passion
is reviving yours.
A woman needs to know — that she’s yielding more than to just thru-traffic on her harried way for groceries — but that her actual life’s yielding real fruit.
That she’s reaping buckets of grace in barren places, that she’s producing something real that will outlast fire, that her open-handed, surrendered life is nothing less than a yielded life that’s actually yielding more than her tired hands will ever know.
Where you want a do-over,
Jesus covers over you with unerasable grace.
Where you can’t repent enough,
Jesus says: “Enough. It is finished.”
Where you feel like a failure who’s messed everything up,
Jesus’ love is unfailing and underneath everything are His arms that will never let you down.
Every single woman needs to know — she’s not merely passively viewing other people’s stories, but that she’s writing an unforgettable story, that she’s an active verb in a bigger story, that she’s a chapter in HIStory.
That she’s writing restoration into wreckage, she’s editing out all that’s not edifying, and that she’s filling all her pages with a deeply fulfilling grace.
You are a story
who has to be told
who so believes in you
He moved right into you
and keeps writing hope on all
your impossible walls,
who keeps raising the sun over you because He’s intent on raising His dream for you,
who keeps you,
so you can keep on,
and who will not let your story end
has the last word.
So a woman deeply knows — that in her longing to be more than enough —
that she belongs simply by
And that is enough.
That her heart’s large enough to make room for joy,
that her smile’s beautiful enough to light love,
and that her eyes glinting with all her “too much” are like all the stars that are never, ever, ever too much.
This Mother’s Day, tell her that she’s telling a story — that’s not only changing your world — but changing lives around the world.
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* has a good story to tell — a story you’d not only want to know, but a story you’d want to tell — so you are part of changing story of the world for better
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* 100% — every penny — of your Grace Crafted Home is giving grace back to those in need — and writing a grace story not only in your home, but around the world.
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this Mother’s Day!