Legacy of Grace

My sister and I have been talking a lot lately about GRACE. 

The grace that God shows us, and the grace that we can show to others. 

It’s not always easy to accept God’s grace when we don’t feel worthy of it. 

And it’s not always easy to share God’s grace with others when we have been hurt badly by them. 

Grace can be defined as, “the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it”   ~source

The LOVE and MERCY we receive when we haven’t done anything to earn it.  Wow. 

When we look at our own lives and the sin within, we realize how greatly God loves us to forgive us and give us grace.  He accepts us as we are, but He loves us too much to let us stay that way.  He lovingly and patiently shows us through His word how we can have abundant, joyful, and purposeful lives.   And one of the main ways to have that type of life?...it is to live our lives LIKE HIM. 

Each day, we can thank God for His grace, and then ask Him to help us live like Him.  We can ask him to help us show Grace to others in our lives, because Grace is what we ALL so desperately need. 

None of us is perfect.  


If God is able to forgive me of my many sins, I must also forgive others of their sins. 

I want to be the type of person who extends Grace to others.  I want my children to see me extend that Grace, just like I saw my mom extend Grace to others when I was growing up.  Mom left a Legacy of Grace in our family. 

She taught us to forgive quickly and love big, and I am so glad she did. 

Life is tough, y’all.  People hurt us.  Sometimes a little and sometimes a LOT.  Extending Grace to those people in our lives is not easy, but with God’s help, it can be done.  And oh the GREAT HEALING that comes to our hearts when we show God’s Grace to others. 

The beautiful healing of God’s love takes root in our hearts, and in the hearts of those we show Grace too.  

Maybe you need to accept God’s Grace in your life today?  Do you think that you have made too many mistakes for God to love you anymore?  Dear friends, that could not be further from the truth.  God knows everything about you and loves you more than you could ever imagine.  Receive His Grace.  Rest in His Grace.

Or maybe you need to extend God’s Grace to someone in your life today?  Are you holding on to resentment and anger that is eating you up inside?  Give it to Jesus.  Ask Him to help you show Grace to that person in your life.  And when you do, watch the healing begin. 

I found this video this weekend that I wanted to share with you.  It’s by a group called Sidewalk Prophets, and the reason I was watching it is because my son, Jonathan, will be moving to Nashville in a few weeks and rooming with the guitarist in this group.  

I thought this video is a beautiful example of God’s Grace, and how He invites ALL OF US to the table.   It’s a beautiful depiction of His Love. 

I hope you enjoy it. 


  1. Love this song Traci. This was a beautiful post. Grace is something I need to extend to more people. I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy. Praying for you and your family as your son relocates to Nashville.

  2. Thank you very much for sharing this!! What a Wonderful way to start this morning 😊 Have a BLESSED DAY!!

  3. You have blessed me today with your thoughts on grace and the song. Oh my! What a touching song that did touch ny heart! Thank you!

  4. Very well said! Thank you. My word of the year is Grace 😊. That’s awesome for Jonathan!! So excited for him. Praying for your heart as well as I know it’s hard when our babies grow up and leave our safe nests to pursue their dreams.

  5. What a beautiful post, and the truth is we don’t deserve the Grace we are so freely given. I’m thankful everyday I don’t get what I deserve but rather the grace He gives me anyway. Thank you for this post Traci!

  6. What a beautiful song! I love the group and listen to them frequently. It was great to see you post this morning and be Blessed with this song that will inspire my day. Blessings to you and your family.

  7. I am always richly blessed by your posts. Thank you for your courageous faith and for sharing the beautiful song “Come to the Table” May your heart be encouraged by the replies that I have already read. A great way to start the New Year. God bless you!

  8. What a beautiful post Traci. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us and God bless you this year. I’ll be praying for Jonathan as he chases his dreams and I’ll be praying for you; it’s not easy on our mama hearts when our kiddos leave the next.

  9. Thank you so much for this post and the video. Funny how when I need a sign to put my feet back on the ground God always shows me in someway!

  10. Beautiful, beautiful song! Thanks for posting and God Bless you and your family as Jonathan moves away. God’s grace and mercy cover him.

  11. Beautiful video, music, lyrics. Thank you so much for sharing. Praying God’s blessing on your sweet son.

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