Grace Day

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2 Corinthians 5:19

Take this day to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself…
—2 Corinthians 5:19

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  1. Terri Baldwin says:

    Happy Sunday She’s!

  2. Samantha S says:


  3. Kimberly Z says:

    Praying for you @SARAH D – it is so hard to see Gods reasoning during that waiting season. I know there is a special somebody out there for you and it’s going to bring so much joy and understanding when the time is right. There honestly is not a lot I found people can tell me during this season that makes it any better. It plain sucks and is hard. Just know so many people are in your same boat! I read a book called Women in Love which basically is a great way to start praying for your future husband before you even know who that might be. It really helped me set a better hope for my future. I’ve found myself angry with friends who have the things I’m praying for and it’s HARD to change that mindset. I have no good answer but I know you’ll get through it.

  4. Cheryl Blow says:

    I’m thankful for God making a way through Christ for me to be reconciled to Him. Which should make it easier for me to forgive and show grace to others. I will not lie there are days where I struggle. So thankful for the Lord’s help in my weakness.

  5. Mercy says:

    My heart hurts this morning thinking about my brother and our estranged relationship. Kelly (Neo) you are so prophetic. How did you know? ❤️ My brother and I were so close when we were children, and when we got married, and I moved away to Canada, we were on different paths of life. How crazy each choice shifts us apart, an inch at a time, and now miles and miles apart. Sometimes I wonder if we have anything in common, apart from our shared childhood. And that thought hurts me. Children reflect from their parents’ actions, and my mom’s rejection on me also indirectly encouraged him to grow cold. Love prospers when a fault is forgiven (Proverbs something 17:9?). May the Lord give us grace to forgive the many faults done unto us from our family, understanding that at some points we were also the cause many faults (perhaps unknowingly with good intentions) for others. It’s scary how the way to hell is paved with good intentions. What are the good intentions? Only God is good. Joining you in prayers for our she’s over life’s many troubles. Be blessed dear sisters. Rejoice and have hope in the Lord. He has overcome this world. ❤️

  6. Sarah D. says:

    Hi SRT sisters! Thank you for all your prayers yesterday! My sore throat did get better as the day went on (praise the Lord for the supplements I’m taking), and I was able to run the 5K today! It went really well, I’m so glad I got to do it and finished :) Running has been an awesome metaphor and reminder for me to keep running the race set before us, keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Sorry for sounding a bit down yesterday, but I appreciate so much all the prayers. I know that the Lord doesn’t always answer with a “yes”, but instead it could be a “not yet”, or “wait”. Praying I would have patience in the “not yet” and still keep running the race set before me.

  7. Mari V says:

    @SEARCHING….I too, love what you said this morning: CHOOSING to move past an issue, praying the Lord will help me truly forgive….I love how God works as this is exactly what I needed to hear, but couldn’t put it into words. I feel safe here and safe enough to say this: I LOVE my mom! I love her very much! She also LOVES Jesus and she LOVES us, her kids and grandchildren. Last night we had a heated argument. Things were brought up that were hurtful on both our parts. I know I have a big part in it. I couldn’t get her to understand an issue that has been an issue for years and years even with my siblings. AT this point in her life as she is in her early 80’s I need to do JUST that what SEARCHING said today. Pray for me please.

  8. Cee Gee says:

    Good late morning, sisters! I had to scoot right after I posted yesterday and didn’t get a chance to read through again until this morning. So many good comments yesterday and this morning; obvious God is moving in this group and I pray we heed the call to carry over to our personal and church relationships/opportunities/ministries all that God us revealing to us here!
    I just had to share more from that section in 2 Corinthians 5:
    18 Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.19 That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us.

    The ball is now in our court! Praying we all walk and work in His strength to get the job done. As ADRIENNE said/alluded to:
    JUST DO IT. But, do it for God’s glory, not our own.

    Have a wonderful, restful grace day feeling the live and prayers of our sisters here! ❤

    SEARCHING – CHOOSING to move past, pray, and forgive…! Love that and this:

    “Thinking about the history this verse represents … the forgiveness, mercy and grace God gave time and again, for years, thousands of years, before He gave His only Son as the ultimate, once for all, path of reconciliation to Him. wow.” AMEN, sister! ❤

    KAREN ELIZABETH – Praise God; so glad to see Kai is doing well and continue to pray for his recovery. Chest still open – yikes! Please tell him lots of friends are praying for him and sending virtual hugs! ❤

    CIND HANNA – ❤

    TRICIA C – ❤

    DANIELLE B – Praying for your dad’s surgery and thankful you saw results so quickly. I didn’t see your post until this morning. Praying all of you can get past the scary anniversary of your mom’s health crisis! ❤


    ALLISON BENTLY- Love your idea about the super bowl sharing! Thanks! ❤

    MERCY – I am so glad you joined the FB group! ❤

    RHONDA J – So glad to hear you are feeling better and praying you are back to your normal routine soon! This had been a terrible year for sickness and so many of us have had enough! ☺ ❤

  9. Cindy Hanna says:

    I have a subscription book and have to say that the extra content for this particular study has been outstanding. This past week had a prayer prompt section titled “In Light of Eternity “(between Days 31 & 32) that is very well laid out. I keep going back to it to reflect and meditate on the 5 prompts provided. Hoping other SHE’s are finding it meaningful as well.
    Remembering and praying for the many requests presented this past week. May we all feel moments of true refreshment this weekend.

  10. Rhonda J. says:

    Good Morning She’s!

    I feel like I am back in the land of the living this morning, feeling better and able to get back on SRT and read. That was a rough 3 or 4 days of the flu or whatever sickness it was. Still not up and about, but I am grateful for the big improvement, thank you for your prayers. My group at Panera is meeting right now, and I have FOMO! This is the 2nd week that I have had to get another person to lead for me. :( Between our small group break at church we have been reading a 41 day devotional called Unstuck: Step into the New! One of my ladies is the author! It is a simple, quick read but makes you really dive into some thoughts and prayers to motivate you forward into your dreams! It’s funny that sometimes you aren’t even aware that you are stuck! I think it’s important to keep dreams alive or create new ones as we age. It used to be work or raise a family and retire in the sunset! Well, I have the sunset, but God is calling me to new dreams, and I want to identify what they are! I never thought I would be one to teach and lead, but it does seem to be my passion right now, I just need to practice and get better! I want to do what God lays on my heart and be a missionary for him. I am kinda in the same boat with Molly R as far as wishing my husband had a fire for God the same as me, not just be a Sunday attender…but I am seeing it slowly get there. He too likes to have his drinks at night, and since I quit two years ago, it stands out more to me…thinking and saying…Do you really need that drink? But..I have to try to let the Lord call him and not lecture him. We did start reading a daily devotional by the Love language guy, and it has really been good!! I highly recommend it if you want to build a deeper connection between your husband, you, and God. My hubby reads it every night to us. He’s not discussing it…but at least we both hear the same thing and ponde it ourselves.

    So now that I have talked and talked….I should sign off. I read through some comments from yesterday, they were so good and I love that this study there have been so, so many new commenters! Is this the last day of this study?

    Can you all believe how big our FB group got in just a week!! I love the introductions with a added picture so we can see you!! Be sure to say you are a She Reads Truth lady on the question to get in the private group!

  11. Danielle B says:

    Ladies, I’m so grateful for you all and this community! I knew when I shared yesterday you all would pray. I appreciate the prayers for my family and I. Yesterday I was able to tell my parents I’m not trying to be responsible in this season, but wanting us all to help each other. This led to my mom asking me to come help with some tasks around their house today. I’m also grateful how clearly this group of Shes cares about each other and the Lord! Thank you for encouragement in how you reach out, remember, and pray.

    @Molly R lifting you up as you felt the encouragement to consider your drinking patterns.

    @Adrienne praying God will guide you in preparing for your talk and that when it is time you will sense the Holy Spirit speaking with you.

  12. Robin Reali says:

    Not new here, but newly posting. I read another daily devotional on a different app and the message all week has been about friendship in God and friendship on other believers. So here I am! Thank you Lord for every piece of the puzzle. Thank you Lord for EVERYTHING!

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  14. Aimee D-R says:

    Thank You Jesus for Your resurrection, healing and merciful Blood! Amen

  15. Stephanie Wilsey says:


  16. Kelly (NEO) says:

    The endless flow of blood from sacrifices could never meet the demand for full reconciliation to a holy God. He bridged the infinate gap with Himself. What mercy and grace!

    As considering this ultimate reconciliation praying for many requests from y’all about relationships


    JEN BREWER, SARAH D, CHANGED LIFE – with sisters

    ANGIE (miss you), MARGARET W, ALEIDA POLANCO, – with sons

    MERCY, EILEEN DOWD – with brothers

    TANYA EVANS – with family

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  18. Karen Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for all the prayers for Kailand. His mom posted late last night:

    “Kai is done with surgery!!! Dr Haw said things went very well! No repairs were needed to airway- just cleaning up old scar tissue.
    His vent settings decreased from 14 to 8 !!
    He is still very fragile and the next 48 hrs are critical. Lots of ups and downs expected.
    His chest is still open and packed to help with bleeding — and they hope to close him up this weekend.
    Thank you for covering us with prayers thus far, keep the prayers coming!! ♥️♥️.”

  19. Kim Lamgo says:

    So grateful for the reconciliation Christ’s death provides for me!

  20. Ada McCloud says:

    This has been a great study!

  21. Searching says:

    Joining TINA in my heart being warmed by this verse. Reconciliation is a hard thing for me (particularly if I’m the one to start the process), and typically that just means taking a deep breath, choosing to move past an issue, praying the Lord will help me truly forgive and then extending an olive branch or starting a conversation.
    Thinking about the history this verse represents … the forgiveness, mercy and grace God gave time and again, for years, thousands of years, before He gave His only Son as the ultimate, once for all, path of reconciliation to Him. wow.

    Praying for:
    ADRIENNE – for the words needed. One viewpoint that comes to mind – perhaps the enrollment dollars are subsidizing the church’s preschool ministry, rather than the church subsidizing your salary. Thank you for your work with these children and the work you’ve done to help establish a foundation of truth and God’s love in their hearts.
    MOLLY R – you and your husband
    MICHELLE PATIRE – thankful your car passed inspection. Praying for you and your family.
    DONNA WOLCOTT – safe travels
    MARI V – that the love you have for these children shines through

    CINDY HANNA – thank you for your testimony yesterday
    TRICIA C – Christian freedom = Christian responsibility. Food for thought, thank you.
    MERCY – good to see you! Added your insights to my notes :)
    CEE GEE – in reading again what you shared yesterday, the word “decision” keeps coming back to me. “ biblical love is the decision to ….” May I, with the Lord’s help, choose/decide to show Christ’s love, no matter how I’m feeling or what kind of day I’ve had.

    LYNNE FROM AL, NANCY S, GRAMSIESUE, LINDA IN NC – Sisters, praying for each of you as you show your love in caring for your husbands, that the Lord will provide patience, wisdom, guidance, strength, encouragement and comfort each day. ❤️

  22. Tina says:

    That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself…

    This verse so warms my heart. ♥️

    My understanding is that apart/ away from Jesus I can not be truly reconciled with God.. in Jesus, and through Him, I can know, believe, trust, and hope in God… truly and without a doubt, or doubting..

    BUT GOD..

    Happy today dear hearts! Prayerful today, as you seek Him, you will find Him, and as you look to Him you will see His goodness and mercy.. always, even in the smallest of details..

    Blessings wrapped in love, hugs and continued prayers for all, requested and unspoken..
    Much love.♥️

  23. Tina says:

    ADRIENNE, praying! Praying Gods will be done and thst no matter the outcome, you have served and served well. Prayerful also that your heart will know peace, as you go and ‘ present your case’. He is with you dear heart, He is with you.. hugs..♥️

  24. Adrienne says:

    Aren’t we so glad, sweet She’s?!?!?!

    May I request prayers for me and the direction of preschool, please? (I can’t sleep tonight, GWINETH52! Hope you are!)

    We left our old church (a very conservative Lutheran congregation…. LCMS) during Covid, as they closed their doors. We started attending a Mennonite church that we really like… and know many of the members that attend there through living in this community for so many years. We like that they are a Bible believing church, but we will never join the church. Anyhoo… Preschool enrollment went way down during the height of the Covid craziness, while at that same time, the public preschool expanded their program. So, enrollment has never bounced back… I thought we were on our way back up after last year. But nope! So… the church added onto the building just for the preschool about ten years ago. I am retiring, so it appears they want to shut it down. (I feel like not attending our old church has led to a bigger lack of preschool support than there had been when we still attended… other than financial support… you know?) I have offered to see the current three-year-old class through next year (and only teach MWF for a lower salaried amount… the church has been subsidizing my salary the last few years, as enrollment didn’t cover it.) It is going to be addressed by the church later this month. I have been asked to go to “present my case”. I don’t know what to doooo! I would appreciate your many prayers, sweet sisters. Thank you.