When researching the uses of “Grace Place”, which I had originally wanted to name this blog, I noticed that it was a quite popular name, and most, if not all of the websites using “Grace Place” were churches and other ministries where people could go to find grace – or at least find God’s grace as extended through His people.
My grace place is just a blog about a year in the life of a National Guard wife. It does not refer to a physical location but to a spiritual state. We often don’t notice God’s grace or feel the need to look for it when everything is fine. My Grace Place is about the trying times in my family due to the separation from a loved one which cause us to reflect on the need for God’s amazing grace and which also hopefully cause us to notice the many ways He has already extended His grace to us. This is especially important to us now, as we go through a year without our husband and father.
The goal of this blog is to glorify the God of the Bible, the Creator of the universe, to post reminders to myself about God’s hand in our lives during this year, and to encourage others who may find themselves in circumstances similar to ours.2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Hebrews 4:15-16
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.