Patterns of Grace: Devotions from the Heart (Voices of Faith)
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With more than 140 million copies of her books in print, Debbie Macomber is one of today's most popular authors.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life.
Drawing on her own experiences and observations, Debbie writes from the heart in this very personal devotional book, opening a window into the faith of the writer behind the stories. In her true first-person devotions, learn about how God transformed her marriage and her heart, how a Bible verse helped simplify her life, how she learned to not just pray but to listen, and how she sees God's fingerprints all over her life.
Through chapters like 'Thank-You Notes to God' and 'Be a Blessing,' readers will be encouraged to see the patterns of God's grace making their own lives beautiful.
places to go and people to see. Normally the drive took only forty minutes, and I’d already been on the road an hour. “Grandma?” from the backseat came Jazmine’s voice. “Are we in a hurry?” Oh, Father, thank You for my sweet granddaughter and the reminder of what is really important: spending time with her. Dear Father, I’m hearing You loud and clear this morning. Surrender. Father, help me. My pride is stubborn. My will is thick and uncooperative. Together, with You holding my hand, we can do
him that he’s the reason so many restaurants display plastic food instead of the real thing. But in retrospect, I think Dale might have been on to something: Reach out and taste life, or you might miss out on some of the wonderful experiences God has in store for you! Father God, Your love overwhelms me. Help me to be open to the opportunities You send my way. Dearest Father, someone prayed for me and because of that prayer, I am Your child this day. At times I forget the all-persuasive power
his compositions, Bach wrote the abbreviation JJ for the Latin phrase Jesu juva, which means “Jesus help,” and ended with SDG (Soli Deo Gloria), which is Latin for “To God Alone the Glory.” This is just the reminder I need as I forge ahead in my life. All I do, every word I write, every action I take, everything belongs to God. To Him be the glory, always and forever. Father, to You be the glory in all that I say and do. One of my favorite verses You keep your promises and show unfailing love
boys were in line waiting for the bus when some kind of disagreement broke out. Apparently the other boy didn’t get his way and spat at Cameron. My heart sank. I asked Jenny how she had handled the situation, since she was standing right there. “I didn’t need to do a thing. Cameron took care of it,” Jenny explained. “He looked the boy directly in the eyes and said, ‘If you do that, you can’t be my friend.’ By the time the bus arrived Cameron had a new friend. They had their arms around each
the Peale Center’s Positive Thinkers Club for the last seventeen years. A few years back, Ruth Stafford Peale wrote about simplifying our lives. The first step in making that leap is to determine what is really important to each one of us. One way to accomplish this is to create a mission statement. I’d been thinking about creating such a statement for a long while, but I had put it off. I’d toyed with a number of ideas, but they felt clumsy and wordy. When I’m stuck, what sometimes works best