awe– noun \ˈȯ\
: an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, extremely powerful, or the like


There’s something special about awe. Unlike a lot of adjectives, “awe” is not overused or degraded in meaning. Awe still contains the power and the strength that many words have lost over the years. 

The only times I ever feel in awe is when I am marveling at the wonders of God or taking in beautiful landscapes that He has created.

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. {Psalm 40:5}

And of all the deeds and wonders, I believe that grace is among the most beautiful. Grace washes us of our sins. Grace allows us to break chains. Grace transforms us into new creations. Grace provides endless second chances. Grace allows us to come into the presence of God. Grace shapes our lives day by day, whether we realize it or not.

“God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you.” -Max Lucado, Grace

Grace takes hold of your heart, and sometimes, or at least in my case, it inspires a new blog. As I’m sure you’ve realized by now, I’m in awe of God’s grace. I have been drenched and continue being chased after. I’m daily walking by grace, and I want this blog to be a reflection of that.

For the last year and a half, I have had a “blog”- It was something that God suddenly lead me toward at 2 am one morning in my dorm room. I loved it, though I only managed to blog about once a month.

But this blog is different. God has been placing this blog in my heart for a few months now. He has given me key words, ideas, concepts, and the courage to step deeper into a still developing passion.

My prayer for this blog is that it will be so Spirit-led that it seems as though God himself is talking to you. I want this to be a source of encouragement, inspiration, challenges. I know God will do immeasurably more than I could even imagine, and I’m just trusting in His sovereignty.

So now, at 4 pm in a little coffeeshop, I welcome you to my new blog, and I hope you will join me on this journey of being awed by grace.