The Small Graces

Bob Bennett says it best: “These are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles occur.” And if anything has been the continuing theme of my life over the last year, it’s the small graces.

Was feeling frustrated tonight with a decision that I made earlier – a dumb one, I might add, that cost us money that I had, but that would have been better used elsewhere. That’s keeping me awake a little longer than usual tonight.

I open my email, and find an order for 4 CDs. Yesterday, it was a contact from a retirement home, requesting a program. I never know when they’ll come – extra payment for a gig, a check paying for a jewelry order, selling music through iTunes and having it add up to over $40, someone ordering a CD, or ordering a new jewelry piece. Or asking me to repair a piece. A week of storytelling and magic for a church’s missions conference. A Sunday School class booking me for their Christmas party. One at a time, these small graces where God reminds us that He cares, and He’s the One who is faithful and true.

I am not a good businessman – not like my grandmother. For not having a high school diploma, she was a wise businesswoman, running her restaurant with both business savvy and high ethics. The ethics I got. The savvy? Not so much.So, in my weakness, the Lord remains strong, helping me learn and keeping us afloat as I figure this stuff out.

And along this path of learning, the small graces. Sunny days and reminders of spring. An email from a friend. Encouragement and connections when someone comments on the blog. A picture. A request from Ezri for a belly rub or some cuddle time. Watching an incredible sunset.

The small graces – the little moments when the miracles occur.

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