Grin with grace. Have you learned to do that? It is most difficult to do in challenging situations, isn’t it? But thanks to Kathy Carlton Willis, we can learn how from her new book Grin with Grace, a study for individuals or groups.
Kathy examines Bible verses and personalizes the meanings to your situation. She explores the word “grace” in Scripture, revealing how God’s grace blesses us and how it impacts our relationship with Him and with others. Workbook prompts allow you to write down your thoughts as you read along.
With humor and candor, Kathy explores ways to smile in the face of adversity and challenging circumstances, even while biting your tongue or gritting your teeth. You will learn how to grow in grace…all the while with a smile.
Grin with Grace is part of the Grin With…Bible Study Series. This line of books is designed to help women on the run focus on a central theme. The “study, story and steps” formula helps readers assimilate new traits in small sections, all the while anticipating the next insight.
“You can never have too much of God’s grace,” says Kathy. “While writing this series, I dealt with multiple health issues, surgeries, cancer, and hospitalizations. At the same time, I moved to a different town, diving in to a new church ministry with my husband. Very little in life seemed familiar or comfortable. But God infused grace into each challenge and turned them into opportunities.”
Grin with Grace tells stories of real-life grace and gives suggestions for creating new grace moments for others. Read it straight through as a book, use it as a personal study, or join with a group to discuss the material together. The chapters are short enough to combine—resulting in a seven-week group study.
Some of the quotes from the book…
Grinning with grace means…
*not passing along the juicy bit of gossip I just heard.
*I give the benefit of the doubt rather than assuming the worst.
*not holding a grudge even though I have a really good reason!
*I swallow my words rather than share them before it’s time. I’ll wait.
*speaking the truth in love rather than taking the easy way out and fabricating a lie.
*treating my neighbor like I wish she’d treat me, even though she doesn’t deserve it.
*forgiving a wrong that really hurt your heart even when they don’t know they messed up.
There’s an important element about grace: it’s not meant to be hoarded, regardless of its wonderful value. Once God blesses us with grace, we are then recruited to His team to be instruments of His grace to others.
Grin with Grace can be purchased at Amazon.