Today I am 55 years young! This is an especially meaningful birthday that I have dubbed my “Double Portion of Grace” year.
The number five in the Bible means grace. My name, Nancy, means grace. I am alive by God’s grace.
Earlier this week, I had the privilege of joining a group of nearly 50 women at a facilitator’s retreat in Lake Dallas, Texas. The Listen to My Life visual maps process was transforming for me several years ago when I was first introduced to it. The founders and leaders – fondly nicknamed “The Four” – of oneLifemaps held this second of what I hope will be many future retreats for facilitators whose hearts and creativity have been captured by this amazing life mapping process.
It was there in the space and time for a sacred retreat that God affirmed to me over and over His grace in my life. His grace truly is amazing.
The fact that I am so buoyant with joy and vitality these days after coming through the past long season of breast cancer and life transition does not make me feel I ‘deserve’ or have ‘earned’ any of this joy. It is purely proof that we serve a God who does not lie, whose promises are sure, and who grants us “joy in the morning” after the long, hard night.
My wish for this birthday, indeed, my entire “Double Portion of Grace” year is that many fall headlong into God’s wellspring of grace. If I have the privilege of helping push you over the edge, my heart will be filled up even more! His wellspring is one, inexhaustible vat of goodness and mercy. And Grace2!
How sweet the sound…the best birthday song I’ve ever heard,
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