GRACE means that God, in forgiving you, gives you the strength to endure the consequences. GRACE frees us so that we an obey our Lord. It does not mean sin’s consequences are automatically removed. If I sin and in the process of sinning break my arm, when I find forgiveness from sin, I still have to deal with a broken bone. Charles Swindoll
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart.
I am so excited to receive this SHARE recipe from my niece Christina. Christina married my nephew, Matthew, and I am so thankful that 22 years ago they tied the knot and she became a Paulsen! This recipe and the pictures she sent look fantastic. I am looking forward to trying it myself. We have a mango just waiting for such a recipe as this! Christina is this amazing women who has more talents than I can count! She is an awesome mother of two girls, a model parent (in my ever-to-be-humble opinion) a lovely wife, a talented cook, seamstress, knitter …. well take a look for yourself at http://secretyarnings.wordpress.com – you’ll see what I mean. Oh yeah, and did I mention she can WRITE HTML COMPUTER code??? Yes, that is right, when I was fussing that my PICTURE THIS page wouldn’t picture anything — Christina said, “Let me take a look.” At the time I didn’t really know what that meant, but I was hoping for some suggestions. Instead, what I received was a three page, step-by-step, “how to” directions on writing the HTML code that would make my page look like I wanted it to. I was absolutely stunned. In addition, she made a PICTURE THIS page on her own blog, just for me to look at and see if that is what I wanted. Thank you Christina, you are a women after my own heart! While Christina and I were emailing back and forth getting the HTML code set straight one of the things she said to me was “Now I remember why I learned all of this in the first place …… Creating feeds my soul.” I so get that.