SAYING GRACE

GRACE (grAs) n. A state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace.

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” ~ Anne Lamott

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SAYING GRACE – is an illustrated collection of 120 mealtime blessings from all over the world. Each intended for holidays or whenever the spirit moves you.

“May the love that is in my heart, pass from my hand to yours.”

~ Traditional American Grace: (To be said while holding hands.)

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GRACE UNDER FIRE – (Divine Intervention: Those stealing glances will tickle your funny bone.)

GRACE OF MY HEART – (Divine Memories: Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello performing “God Give Me Strength” – Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1998)

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THE EVOLUTION OF SAYING GRACE – From Big Amazing Facts:

“Today the custom of saying grace before a meal is about thanking for the abundance of food, but in ancient times, food spoiled quickly, often causing illness or even death. Before a meal, these people made a plea to the gods to deliver them from poisoning. But it wasn’t until after the meal, if everyone was still standing, that they offered a prayer of thanksgiving, or “grace.”

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There are 109 towns, cities, or other locations in the continental US that share the name “Grace” in some variation.

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Q & A

1. Aaron Neville, Ani Difranco, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bryan Ferry, Destiny’s Child and Johnny Cash all have what one song in common?
2. What famous literary author coined the phrase “Courage is grace under pressure?”

Answ. 1. Amazing Grace
Answ. 2. Ernest Hemingway

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