64 posts categorized "Laced With Grace"

Abiding and Abounding

Image courtesy of renjith krishnan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Hello SUMite friends, Ian from Down Under here. I keep bumping into a recurring theme of how to do this Christian life well. I’ve probably made reference to it in previous posts. It has two elements to it, and different people use different terms to describe these elements. A nun I listened to a few years back described a typical day as consisting of time for ‘contemplation’ and then time for ‘action’ ending the day with more of the former. Interestingly, if you studied a typical day Jesus lived we would probably find that’s how His day would be broken into. What’s critical is that a good life includes both elements. Recently I came across an alternative description: ‘abiding’ and ‘abounding’ which are taken from two key New Testament verses: John 15:4 (NRSV) – Jesus says, “Abide in me as I abide in... Read more →

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Deliverance After YEARS Of Torment! Hallelujah!

Hello SUM Family, Tiffany Here! The last couple of months I have been sharing a bit about what I have learned from reading a book called From Dream to Destiny by Robert Morris. I was assigned to read this book in class and I am so glad that I read it! This book has been truly amazing. To read the previous two posts I've written in this "mini-series" click on the links below. This Is Just The Pits! Do You Want Evidence Or The Truth? In September I began to take steps to transition into a new church. As you read this, I have now been at this new church for 3 weeks. Each and every week has been so powerful and effective. Today I want to share with you a recent experience unlike anything I've ever had. It happened a little over a week ago on October 14, 2018.... Read more →

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A Fresh Anointing For ALL Mothers By Lynn Donovan

On September 26th I opened my Bible and found a note scribbled in the margin. It said: 2006: Today I was asked to be part of the writing team for Laced With Grace. As I read this note in my Bible, my heart soared. Seven years ago Iris Nelson found my tiny blog, Spiritually Unequal Marriage and we began an amazing friendship. We began to write, simply from our hearts about our Lord and His hand in our lives. I can’t thank Iris enough for asking me to be part of this Award winning team of writers. I left Laced With Grace a while back as our ministry grew. But my heart will always be part of this home on the web. So today, Iris has allowed me to come back as a throw back post to September 2006 and share with you a devotion for Moms. This message is... Read more →

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Today I say Goodbye

Today I say a tearful goodbye to all of my co-writers at Laced With Grace and tell them I love them. I say goodbye to all of you who faithfully stopped in to spend your precious time with me. I love each of you. I expect to meet each of your face-to-face at the throne of Grace where we will hug and laugh with glee because God allowed us to share life together here on earth even if it was in this amazing world of the web. I love you deeply. I treasure you Iris and Laurie and all of my past and present co-writers. Mostly I love and adore Jesus. To Him all glory, honor and praise belong. Be blessed, Lynn Some of my Favorites: ----- To read my Goodbyes and some of the my all-time favorite and best stories, visit Laced With Grace. Read more →

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I Saw God

I saw God. Let me explain. Lately I have discovered that my spiritual eyes have opened just a little bit wider. I’ve witnessed glimpses of God around me. Most recently, I heard God. It was early Easter morning. You can read about that story on my Facebook page (look for the post on Sunday, April 15, 2012.) But the story I feel compelled to tell is this one: Join me for a great devotional at Laced With Grace and catch a glimpse of God. Be blessed, Lynn Read more →

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I'ts In the Walls. It's at Laced With Grace.

Sometimes I can be so blond. Color me surprised! When we first moved to California, I found myself sharing our home with unwanted critters. I moved from an extremely arid region, translation – Las Vegas, where the only small animals around our home were a few scorpions and tiny ants. Following our unpacking and a few nights in our brand new home, I was sound asleep enjoying the cooler nights of Southern California. That’s when I heard it, a rustling noise in all places, the walls of our bedroom. EEK! I mean, I sat straight up in bed, freaked. Can I get an Amen here? To read the rest of the story, head over to Laced With Grace. And five names were selected by the random number thinging again from the comments last Friday. They are: Keli Gwyn Celia Barbara Jenkins Sherillynn Emily Arndt Please email me your address and... Read more →

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Interrupting Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

I'm interrupting our scheduled series on courage, well sorta. Today I want to introduce you to a woman who stepped out in great courage, Heidi. I've know Heidi for a number of years and she has overcome so much through the transofrming power and love of Jesus. I was priviledged to interview Heidi last fall. And today I bring you her amazing story. This is a story to encourage all women, join me at Laced With Grace today for: Triumph After Childhood Sexual Abuse. Read more →

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Conversation and the Words We Speak

Tomorrow morning my small group of gals from church will meet up with me as we begin the fall session of Women's Bibles study. The study we will work through is Conversation Peace. Take a look at this photo. To read more visit me at Laced With Grace. Have a blessed day, Lynn Read more →

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Tears and Beauty

Her eyes brimmed with tears as she listened. She sat in the passenger seat of the car. It was dark outside and we sat together in the car in front of her home. Our conversation on the long ride home finally brought us to our destination. Her home, yes, of course but it was that deep and raw place in her heart that was in need of healing and we were touching upon that secret place not many open up. If you ever feel like no one sees you, the real you, this is your story. Laced With Grace: Tears and Beauty Be blessed, Lynn Read more →

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My Favorite Thing

Today I'm sharing a devotion that ALL of us can relate. I hope and pray you giggle, you smile, you are moved by the unconditional love of our Father. This is one of my favorite devotions. Hope it becomes one of yours. BIG hugs, Lynn "My Favorite Thing" To read the entire story, join me today at Laced With Grace. Read more →

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A Tale Worth Telling

Indulge me today. Let me introduce the cast: One- small furry, cute (deceptive) cat One- small dog named Peanut One – teenaged girl 16 going on 27. One – believing mom and keeper of the home. It started several months back. The rainy season. It’s cold, wet, and dark. One early evening during a light downpour as we sat in the family room watching TV. From the hallway we hear a tiny, “Meow.” To read the entire story, join me today at Laced With Grace. Read more →

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Go Ahead, Pray Really BIG

A few weeks ago, I read the book, Heaven Is for Real. It’s a little boys astounding story of his trip to heaven and back. I read it in less than a day. I was thrilled, had goose bumps, wrangled with some the secrets he shared about the afterlife and I was flat out craving my heavenly home. Thus begins a story in which I share with you one of the most astounding answers to prayer I have ever experienced. Join me today at Laced With Grace. I still can't beleive it and it happend to me, Hugs, Lynn Read more →

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The Intentional Marriage - Stand Up or Shut Up???

Welcome to our video broadcast of The Intentional Marriage. We are looking at how to sift our marriage conflicts, failures and questions through a small but powerful passage in the Bible. 18 minutes of power. Take a listen. Lynn The Intentional Marriage Show March 2011 from Lynn Donovan on Vimeo. Also, find Dineen today over at Laced With Grace where she shares: Parenting Struggling Teens. Read more →

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Book Giveaways and BFF's

Today I'm going to tell you about two friends I met way back when I was a tiny baby blogger. I began blogging, let's see, it will be five years ago in May. I stumbled my away around in this crazy and fantastic cyber community and was blessed to find two amazing friends, Iris Nelson and Darlene Schacht. Darlene was the editor of Christian Women Online, an online magazine and devotional site. Almost everyone who was a Christian woman and a blogger found each other through CWO and we all read and loved Darlene's writing. Through Darlene's ministry I join the devotional writing team, now named Internetcafedevotions.com (read my articles here) and that's where I met Iris Nelson. I wrote for the cafe for a year, took a break and then returned there last summer. Darlene was instrumental in launching Spiritually Unequal Marriage and so was Iris. I joined Iris's... Read more →

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The Hummingbird Atheist

I snapped this photo last night from my family room window. We are looking into the backyard. It’s twilight in this scene. It’s the mad rush of the Hummingbirds. If you know an unbeliever this is a good story. If you are a believer, this is a GREAT story. Let this tiny bird reveal some very BIG things about our God! Read the entire post at Laced With Grace, The Hummingbird Atheist. Here are a few more photos I snapped last night. Read more →

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Marijuana in Church

This is a very personal Devotion. It will challenge you and I pray, leave your heart changed. Join me at Laced With Grace for Marijuana in Church. Read more →

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He Found My Glasses

I have an ornery side to my character. It’s my Dad’s fault. No. Actually it’s my Dad’s, Dad who is at fault. I hail from a long and silly heritage of practical jokes and teasing of family members. Good Grief! Read the rest of the story today over at Laced With Grace, He Found My Glasses. If you're married to an unbeliever, I hope you will be encouraged by what I share about my husband and my ornery character. Read more →

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Hide and Seek

Good Monday Everyone: I'm playing Hide n Seek today. You can find me over at Laced With Grace where I share a story about things that scare our kids at night and how we can help them overcome fear. Visit me today and read about: Things That Go Bump in the Night. Also, I absolutely love the Marriage Monday meme over at Chrysalis. E-Mom is one of my dearest and oldest online sisters. This month we are linking up and chatting about: Romantic Favorite Foods. I will share a secret about marriage as it comes to food. My husband has traveled as part of his job all of our married life until recently. One of the best gifts I could give him was a home cooked meal. And, if I spiced it up and he broke out in a sweat, all the better. Watching him take his napkin and wipe... Read more →

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I'm Not A Perfect Mother

I'm not a perfect mother by a long way. I am also married to an unbeliever so the challenges to raise a child to love Jesus are enormous. But, along the way I may have done a few things right. The best thing I did..... Join me today over at Laced With Grace for a story on Proverbs 22:6. Be blessed, (The Prodigal Daughter) Lynn Read more →

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It's Okay If You Don't Believe

Today I have a story to share with you that will give some of you goose bumps and will cause others to roll your eyes. And that’s okay. But, it’s a story worth sharing because so many of God’s faithful will be encouraged to watch for the miraculous that happens more frequently than you might expect. Read the rest at Laced With Grace. This is one of the strangest and hardest events for me to share. I really mean this: It's okay if you don't believe. Hugs, Lynn Also, today I am sharing some of the basics about living unequally yoked over at Exemplify, The Marriage Channel. Find my article, Hope for the Unequally Yoked Marriage. This is a look at living unequally yoked from the beginning. In this series we will walk through some of the basics such attending church alone and the loneliness that we experience on this... Read more →

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Thankful Thursday - What's In Store?

Let us give thanks. It is Thankful Thursday. I am thrilled to be hosting Thankful Thursday in April. Next month we will meet with Laurie at Women Taking A Stand and then in June we will share our thanks over at Iris of Grace Alone. Can you believe five weeks have past us by? Say WHAT? What happened to April? WOW, what a month. I shared with you my multiple neighbor encounters of God dealing with my pride while I was out walking the dog and how I was a chicken in the grocery story. This month you lived my discovery of the baby bird egg and our Living Hope. And on the first of April you joined me and a bunch of my friends for our Passover seder. Wow, I’m humbled and thrilled to count you as my TT buddies and friends. Thank you for sharing your life with... Read more →

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Grab Them Back NOW!

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. Read the rest of the story at Laced With Grace, Grab Them Back NOW! Read more →

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God Loves Mylar Balloons- Really

Our Lord loves balloons. Big shinny, Mylar balloons. He loves them so much that one day He just might send one just to you. I have two true stories to tell you and I can't wait until you receive yours. Join me at Laced With grace for the rest of, God Loves Mylar Balloons. Be blessed, Lynn Read more →

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Marriage Monday Praying for Salvation

Lord, Almighty, I approach your throne with Jesus at my side. Lord, I bring with me my heart's yearning, my husband, Lord. I am humbled to come before you. Please conquer me and rule over every part of my life. Let all I do and say reflect Jesus and bring honor to Your name. Father, I bring my husband seeking your hand upon his life. I ask that the words of Romans 10:10 become real and living for my husband: Romans 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. I ask that I would pray consistently and with conviction your purpose to save my husband and prepare him for eternity with You. I ask you would place men in front of him at work who know you and can reveal truth to my... Read more →

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