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By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Trust Gods Grace, Glass Vase, Trust, Writing, Gifts, Decor, Presents, Decoration, Favors

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3: 5, 6 NIV Trust Am I trusting in God to work everything out? This question is one which I ask myself often. Perhaps you do as well. When life was going well, I don't think that I thought as much about it. I realized the blessings were from God and thanked Him often. But now, with the unknown before me daily, as it has been for many…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Wise Whys and Struggles God's Grace, Writing, Gift, Blog, Blogging, Being A Writer, Gifts

Wise Whys and Struggles

I've been thinking about the whys and attempting to be wise about the whys. Why did this struggle have to happen? Why us? Why has it been going on for this long? Why haven't our circumstances changed? Why are we still at this point? Why don't we have a time limit on our struggles? Why can't our circumstances improve so that we can help others who are struggling? Why Lord? Why? Struggles are an integral part of life. I know this and you know this. We know that in time (hours, days, months or…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Identity Crisis Gods Grace, Identity, Writing, Building, Gift, Buildings, Personal Identity, Being A Writer, Gifts

Identity Crisis

Have you ever suffered from an identity crisis? Perhaps from a job change or a relationship change? I remember when I became engaged and the wedding day was drawing nearer. I told some of my friends that when my maiden name changed to my married name that my former self would no longer exist. They laughed of course and so did I. Deep down I struggled with the fact that my name change almost felt like my single self, the Jenny Ryan self, that person who existed for 27 years would disappear. I…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: The Unexpected Gods Grace, Writing, Gift, Plants, Plant, Being A Writer, Gifts, Planets

The Unexpected

The Unexpected Life is filled with the unexpected and unplanned. Some unexpected life happenings can be joyful and exciting....like that long awaited job offer or a surprise birthday party. We can plan as much as we like, have all the details worked out and orchestrated to run as smoothly as possible and yet the unexpected happens. A few years ago, this unexpected event occurred. My husband had just dropped me off at a school for an interview. He was driving across the city and would be…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: For The Broken Gods Grace, Writing, Gift, Being A Writer, Gifts

For The Broken

For the broken pierced shattered defeated trampled bruised splintered cracked and crushed For the one feeling unloved unwanted rejected abandoned neglected and lonely You are worthy You are important You are valuable You are precious You are beautiful You are loved You are terrific You are a blessing to others And you are blessed For the broken times in your life remember that you are valued and that you are appreciated. Sometimes it takes helping another person through their time of…

By His Grace:  JennyEBurr .......Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Are We There Yet? Gods Grace, Country Roads, Writing, Gift, Being A Writer, Gifts

Are We There Yet?

"Are we there yet?" chorused two young voices from the back seat. That was often a question our daughters would ask as we traveled home to visit family. A two and a half hour drive to see my husband's family and a seven hour drive to see my family led them to ask that question numerous times. Over the years, I too have asked my Heavenly Father the same question. "Are we there yet?" Are we there yet? It has been eight years and counting since my husband was laid off from Nortel. Eight years…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Blessed… Gods Grace, Blessed, Writing, Gift, Plants, Plant, Being A Writer, Gifts, Planets

Blessed are...

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kngdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Mending… Bird, Writing, Outdoor Decor, Birds, Being A Writer

Mending the Broken ....Heart

These photos were taken by JennyEBurr Continuing with the theme of Mending the Broken I had a broken heart. In fact, I was born with one but my family and I were told that it was just a heart murmur. It wasn't until I was 26 years old that I learned that it was more. At the time, my doctor thought that it would be a good idea to have my heart murmur checked out and in doing so, we learned that I had a hole in my heart. A broken heart indeed! I was engaged to be married in a year's time and I…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Peace, Prosper and Prayer Gods Grace, Prayers, Peace, Writing, Gifts, Presents, Prayer, Beans, Favors

Peace, Prosperity and Prayer

“Also seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:7 New International Version (NIV) Peace, prosperity and prayer are three words from Jeremiah 29:7 which have been on my mind recently. In Chapter 29 of Jeremiah, God has told the prophet Jeremiah to write a letter to the Jews who are captives in Babylon. God tells them to build houses, settle down, dig gardens, plant and…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Unlikely? Gods Grace, Country Roads, River, Writing, Gift, Outdoor, Outdoors, Outdoor Games, Being A Writer

Unlikely? Impossible?

You never know where the next unlikely and impossible challenge may take you. In Australia's 1983 ultra-marathon a most unlikely participant signed up for what others deemed would be an impossible situation. Runners who commit to this particular ultra-marathon are taking on days and nights of steady running, jogging, and fast walking, with only a few hours of sleep. Much training and preparation is involved. Australia hosts an annual ultra-marathon which is 875 kilometers or 543.7 miles in…

By His Grace:  JennyEBurr .......Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: A 5 km Run? Me? Gods Grace, Country Roads, Running, Writing, Gift, Keep Running, Why I Run, Being A Writer, Gifts

A 5 km Run? Me?

Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ. These verses are from 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 NIV. The photos are courtesy of JennyEBurr A few years ago I participated in a 5km run. My one and only. I trained for it with the staff and students at the school where I worked and I trained on my treadmill at home. It was not easy for me to decide to participate in the run because neither running nor jogging are my forte, but…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: The Jock River in March March, River, Writing, Gift, Outdoor, Outdoors, Outdoor Games, Being A Writer, The Great Outdoors

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .......Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: The Jock River in March

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Mid March Grays and Jeremiah God's Grace, March, Writing, Blog, Gifts, Presents, Blogging, Favors, Being A Writer

Mid March Grays and Jeremiah

Photos courtesy of JennyEBurr "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart." Jeremiah 29: 11-13 NIV On a gray, lightly rainy day in mid March in the village, I wandered about the area and took a few photos. Much to my surprise, gray was predominant in many…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: When Success is Failure Gods Grace, Success, Writing, Gifts, Presents, Favors, Being A Writer, Gift

When Success is Failure

Photos courtesy of JennyEBurr More in the village photos. When success is failure has been on my mind a great deal over the past few weeks....years even. Why? Sometimes when you actually succeed at something; you fail. At least to others, it may appear as though you have failed. Success is defined in the Canadian Oxford dictionary as: the accomplishment of an aim; a favourable outcome; the attainment of wealth, fame or position; a thing or a person that turns out well. Based on the…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Book Spotlight: Psalms Alive! God's Grace, Heaven On Earth, Psalms, Spotlight, Writing, Gift, Books, Libros, Book

Book Spotlight: Psalms Alive!

In response to God's prompt, "I want you to bring the Psalms alive," David Kitz wrote, psalms alive! connecting heaven and earth. Kitz has written a fabulous book which brings many verses in the book of Psalms to life. It's a book which captivates the emotions felt at the time the Psalms were first recorded, as well as the emotions experienced by us today. Kitz shows the reader how these verses apply to life today and how we can honour God with these scriptures. Kitz is a retired teacher, an…

By His Grace: JennyEBurr .Sharing This Gift of Grace and Writing: Being Content Gods Grace, Country Roads, Content, River, Writing, Gifts, Outdoor, Outdoors, Presents

Being Content

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Philippians 4:12 Photo credit: JennyEBurr Village photos. Sometimes I wonder if I have learned the secret of contentment. In being content, no matter what is happening around me or in my life. The kind of contentment which Paul is speaking about in this verse is a contentment which he…