Songs for your grace journey – 7

Dolly Lee Grace Series, Songs

This is the 7th and final post in my Grace Series. The Grace Series was inspired by how God broke me then restored me in unexpected ways during the Jumping Tandem Retreat. These two songs by Plumb reveal God’s grace available to us when we feel needy. I like how she moves to a place of freedom as her songs …

Grace to trust you will be held – 6

Dolly Lee Grace Series, Spiritual Formation

Welcome to the 6th post in my Grace Series, inspired by Jumping Tandem Retreat’s theme: “Grace.” God led me on more adventures than I imagined once I said, “Yes,” to a retreat in Nebraska. In hindsight, jumping off a power pole was a warm-up for the bigger and scarier jump God called me to make on Saturday of the retreat. …

Top 5 Things I learned about the Grace to Jump

Dolly Lee Grace Series, Uncategorized

Welcome to the 5th post in my Grace Series inspired by The Jumping Tandem Retreat’s theme: Grace. I signed up for the outdoor “Brave events” to get out of my comfort zone. I thought it was only a zip line based on friends’ photos from two years prior. Wrong. (L-R) My brave sisters: Alleigh, Grace Sandra, Christy, me, and Tammy …

Grace to receive God’s delight in you – 4

Dolly Lee Grace Series, Uncategorized

Welcome to the 4th post in my Grace Series inspired by The Jumping Tandem Retreat’s theme: Grace. May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride, and expectation with which God sees you in every moment. – John O’Donohue I posted this quote on Facebook on Tuesday and was astonished at how so many (for me) people responded. …

How Grace redeems our needy places – 3

Dolly Lee Grace Series, Spiritual Formation

Welcome to the 3rd post in my Let Grace Begin series, inspired by Jumping Tandem Retreat’s theme: Grace. California is in its fourth year of drought. We save our warm-up shower water in blue buckets to use outside. Our dog Bailey thinks we’ve super-sized his water bowls. Drought has made me more aware of water’s preciousness; my needy places have …

Grace to be where you are-2

Dolly Lee Grace Series, prayer

Welcome to the 2nd post in my Let Grace Begin series, inspired by Jumping Tandem Retreat’s theme: Grace. Lisha and I sat together at Amena Brown’s workshop in the main room with “G R A C E” in caps, painted in soft pastels. Each table had a vase of spring flowers in shades of pink, white, lavender and pale yellow …

Let Grace Begin Series-1

Dolly Lee Grace Series, Songs

Last weekend, God gifted me with time at The Jumping Tandem Retreat where Deidra Riggs (chief instigator extraordinaire) exemplified its theme: Grace. I did not jump out of a plane as two friends asked (Really?). But I did jump off a telephone pole (while harnessed) to touch a hanging ball, an unplanned first. And I jumped into God’s arms of …

What one belief will strengthen your trust in God?

Dolly Lee Trust Series

This is the 16th post of our trust series and probably the second to the last post in the series. I wrote the series because I struggle with trust. Along the way, it became “our” trust series because of your participation. Thank you! ******** She sits in a chair, across from me with her legs crossed at the ankles. Her …

How do you trust God in an earthquake?

Dolly Lee Trust Series

For the 15th post in our trust series, I’m honored to have Katherine share her story of trusting God while fighting cancer. Her trust and faith in God makes my eyes misty and my heart soar. The trust series will probably end with one or two more posts. My Muir Woods hike is scheduled to appear at Tweetspeak Poetry on …

When we join our story to God’s Story

Dolly Lee Trust Series

This is the 14th post in our trust series. I say “our” because your comments influence the shape of the series. Thank you. “When we join our story to God’s, the story in which our good and beautiful God gets the last word… Photo used with permission of: Mike Behnken The pain is still real, but it becomes bearable. We …