Loving Lent


Thoughts to Ponder

I choose to surrender the clutter in my life, heart, spirit

so that Jesus will set me free from stuff

and fill me with His Loving Presence.

May the things of this world fall away
so I may fall in love with God.

God can only fill the empty places.

Grace does what I cannot do.
Jesus will have to do everything.

This is true humility


entices me to work harder

pray more,

fast religiously

perform heroic acts of virtue.


accepts that only God can save me

and other people.

It is my job simply to surrender in prayer

and give Him permission to flow through me

however and whenever He wants.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

-Ephesians 2:8,9

copyright: 2015, Melanie Jean Juneau

Image: God Is Love, Wingchi Poon, CC, Wikimedia Commons


About Author

Melanie Jean Juneau is a mother of nine children who blogs at joy of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart-warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, the Editor in Chief at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC & author of Echoes of the Divine.

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