I recently heard someone say, “Do something that you can lose yourself in.” … I think I must be really good at that. I have the amazing ability to lose track of time. I wasn’t surprised to discover that I hadn’t posted in WordPress since December. I tend to be a morning person but I can’t seem to get up early enough to do all that I want or need to do before work begins. I’m already 2 hours later than I thought I was today!

When I was younger, it was explained to me that there was CHARIS-God’s time and CHRONOS-people time. As I type these words in, I am prompted to type “charisma” and “chronic”. That should tell me something! Another word derived from Charis is Grace. Grace Time.

I love Grace Time. It is the grace to let me breathe in deeply when life is rushed and intense, breathing in the Breath of Life, the Spirit of Ultimate Love and let that fill me rather than anxiety. It is the grace that allows me to take walks and to be aware of the beauty all around. It is the grace that sometimes compels me to go in a different direction or spend time where I hadn’t expected. It is the grace that allows me to spend time with my grandson now that he’s not with me every day and to enjoy those moments. It is the grace that welcomes me to be me and offers love and acceptance.

All my work is still here and I do need to turn to it, but I an grateful for the Grace Time.

I’m also wanting to post some of the prayers and Communion times that I have missed posting. May blessings be yours in abundance and grace! May it be so. Amen.


Published by andshepondered

I'm an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, an attorney licensed in Tennessee, a mother of two grown children, and grandmother to one child with special needs who has helped me to be stretched, to ponder, to pray like never before, and to savor every blessing.

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