Looking to the Future with Grace and Truth

December 28, 2018 |
Grace and Truth

As the year draws to a close I look back on all the things left undone. Blog posts left unwritten. Cards left unsent. Good intentions abandoned as time ticked by.

To be honest, this is where I find myself every year at this time. Full of new good intentions, motivated to do better, yet still hindered by unfinished business.

Because sometimes before we can move forward, we have to finish.

Grace and Truth For The New Year

At the end of the year I always find myself evaluating the year gone by with both truth and grace.

Grace for the things left undone. But also truth for what still needs to be finished.

I don’t know where the end of this year finds you, but I hope you will give yourself both grace and truth as you look at the year gone by.

Now for this week’s link up!

Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…

Grace and Truth Link Up

Grace & Truth exists to point people to Jesus! We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement every week. If you’re a blogger, we hope you’ll use this space as a way to meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we hope that you’ll encounter new bloggers that love Jesus as much as you do! Most of all, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.

Join us each Friday for the Grace and Truth Link-Up!

Grace and Truth Link Up Hosts

Heather Hart

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Aimee Imbeau

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Grace and Truth Link Up Rules

1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!

2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.

3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!

4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!

In order to be featured next week:

5.) Grab a button and/or link back to one of our hosts to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.

6.) Each host will choose one blog to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.

7.) By linking up you agree to allow the hosts to use your featured post image if you are chosen as a feature for next week.

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P.S. You’ll notice there’s no featured post this week. That’s partly because of the holidays, and partly because my favorite post didn’t have the link back that’s required to be featured. But don’t worry, I’ll have a featured post up next week!

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Heather Hart is an internationally best-selling and award-winning author with an unquenchable passion for Jesus. Life with four fun-filled teens doesn’t always provide the quiet atmosphere her introverted personality and chronic migraines crave, but she loves them all like crazy and the gospel is a balm for her soul. Heather’s hope is that, while she is struggling through this thing called life, she is pointing others towards Jesus along the way.

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  • Reply Janene Eldred December 28, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I think perhaps God allowed the creation of “New” years in order for humans to rewind a bit and figure out how to better move forward. Maybe, maybe not, but it works well for that, don’t you think? I would like to participate in your link up, but am not sure how to use the “badge.”
    Janene Eldred recently posted…“That’s not fair!” What IS fair?

    • Reply Heather Hart December 29, 2018 at 8:25 am

      Hi Janene – You can copy the HTML code and paste it in the text editor on your blog, or download the image (right click and save as) and upload it to your site. Either way. And you can always link up without the badge, you just won’t be able to be featured the following week. Hope that helps and thanks for stopping in!
      Heather Hart recently posted…Artsy Olive & Investing In Yourself

  • Reply Amy L. December 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    The terms Grace and Truth have come alive in my life in 2018 and it’s my aim to apply way more grace towards others and myself going forward. Thank you for your reflections.

    • Reply Heather Hart December 29, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Yes! So thankful for both grace and truth. My old pastor said they were dependent on one another and we needed a healthy balance of the two. Grace without truth was deceitful and unloving, condemning people to Hell, and truth without grace was judgemental legalism.
      Heather Hart recently posted…Beloved Devotional

  • Reply Maryann December 28, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Thank you for some encouraging direction. Also, thank you for your link up. It’s always encouraging to see other’s posts and to lift each other up in faith.

  • Reply Alice Mills December 28, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I am actually doing something similar. I am in the process of writing a book. It is very demanding and so I am giving myself permission to take it slow and steady. I don’t have to race anyone, not even myself.
    Alice Mills recently posted…Five Predatory Forms of Manipulation to Cut Out of Your Life

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