In the last seven days, I’ve stood up in front of people and given a talk seven times.

Today, after giving two messages back to back at a retreat, I came home thinking I’d need to give words and time to my family. As much as I wanted to be with them, the thought made me weary.  Instead, I had time alone to write. I saw each of my family members briefly, as they ran through the house on their way somewhere else.

So here I sit in healing, replenishing solitude. God’s goodness to me is astounding.

On the couch, with a fire in the fireplace, I am replenished from all that talking by the quiet of a Sabbath evening. Grateful doesn’t even begin to describe how I”m feeling.

when you get what you need without even asking, when you don’t even realize that it’s exactly what you need: that’s grace.

Question: where have you experienced unexpected grace lately? How did you respond?