Five Minute Friday: Graceful

It’s that time again, Today’s writing prompt is Graceful. Be sure to check out what others think of the subject over at The Gypsy Mama’s site by clicking on the button at the end of my little rant!


I’ve always thought how Ironic that both my first and middle name have the connotation of “grace”. And, as I’m writing now I’m amazed that I have always thought of that word as meaning that the person who carries that name is graceful which was TOTALLY wrong in my case. Ha. all these years and it just occurred to me that the two are not the same at all. Ok, enough of the epiphany.

Graceful is not what I am at all, I have stumbled my way up a bus step, turned an ankle more times than I can remember as a child and an adult, and lost my balance so many times that I’ve looked like a drunkard. So, graceful is what I am not. ¬†Glad we got that cleared up.

However, I am “grace-full”- I am filled with the gift of His grace every day. I wake amazed that I am still breathing, that I am able to see His wonders, that I can “see” His hand moving in my life and the lives of those I love and call family and friends. I am grateful the grace He has extended includes me. As Paul said in making a statement about his credentials in 1 Corinthians 15:10a:¬†But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect.”

How does His grace affect you?


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