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God Is Doing Something Brand New

Do you need God to do something brand new in your life in the coming year? Would you like your character to be transformed to be more like Christ’s? Do you want the discipline to spend more time in prayer and the Word each day? Would you like your hunger for God to increase? Do you need a financial miracle? Does your body need healing? Do relationships in your life need to be restored? Be... read more

Last Chance for 2022

There are only two days to donate to Shades of Grace Ministries and receive a 2022 tax deduction. Our mission at Shades of Grace is to share God’s comfort for life’s trials with hurting people. We are a faith-based organization supported by friends like you who want to give people hope in the midst of their suffering. We’re grateful for those who support this work through generous gifts, both large... read more

Thank You for a Great Year!

Thank you for a great year! Because of your faithful support and prayers, God has done amazing things! Thank You for Praying for My Health First, I want to thank you for praying for me during the past two years of Long Covid and reactivated Lyme Disease. In September of this year, I finally began improving. I am not back 100%, but the trajectory at least changed a few months ago. In November and December,... read more

Love’s Pure Light: A Moment of Christmas Worship

Merry Christmas from your friends at Shades of Grace Ministries! May the Spirit of the Christ child be upon you this Christmas season. May your heart and your home be filled with His joy and peace — with Love’s pure light. Love’s Pure Light Silent night, holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light. Has something caused you to miss the love you normally receive at Christmas? Is it... read more

May You Know Emmanuel, God With You

Merry Christmas! Our prayer for you this Christmas season is that you know Jesus — Emmanuel, God with you. May you know Jesus as Savior, Redeemer… “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, TLV). God loves you. He wants to be with you. “She will give birth to a son, and they... read more

Let’s Throw the Lid off My Birthday!

  I’m going to turn 52 this week. (It doesn’t seem possible! Where did the time go?) From the start of the pandemic to now, I feel and look like I’ve aged far beyond the three intervening years. Long Covid, reactivated Lyme, and the consequences of years of caregiving have taken a toll on my body… and my face. When I look in the mirror, I do not recognize the woman looking back. Although... read more

Giving Tuesday: Give God’s Comfort to Hurting People Today!

Here at Shades of Grace Ministries, our mission is to share God’s comfort for life’s trials. This mission is the passion of my heart. Through years of immeasurable suffering, God’s Word sustained me. His grace carried me through. Hurting people all around us are in desperate need of God’s comfort. That’s why I’m letting you know about Giving Tuesday — a global day of giving... read more

Coming Soon … Stay Tuned!

Stay tuned! Something exciting is coming to Shades of Grace! God is leading us to a new means of reaching women. It will provide teaching, worship, and prayer to women around the world, yet also incorporate small group portions where women can encourage, pray for and support each other. I am working diligently behind the scenes to get everything ready in order to launch after the first of the year. The... read more

Sharing God’s Touch With Others

Were you blessed by the content published during Pursuit 21? Were you inspired to pray and pursue God? Motivated to prioritize God’s word? Taught how to wage war with God’s personal promises? Did you notice a change for the better during Pursuit 21? Perhaps you were disciplined in setting apart time for prayer compared to prior to the fast. Or maybe you heard God’s voice more clearly.... read more

God Determines our Steps, Part Two: A Personal Photo Journey

In the previous post, I shared how God turned my plans for last year upside down through caring for my dad in his illness and hospitalizations. The change of plans affected everything, even Pursuit 21. I always like seeing faces of the people my friends tell me about. One friend of mine sends me pictures by text so that I can visualize who she is asking me to pray for. Several of you who know about my... read more