grace in failure

Last October, I jumped on the #write31days bandwagon. Sort of.

The idea is that a blogger chooses a theme and then writes about it every day for the month. But… I decided to do it on a whim on October 1 and I definitely did not have my business together enough to have a topic that I was ready to write on for 31 days. So I just wrote as many days as possible. I think I got maybe 21 or 22, which really isn’t bad, given October 2016 was the hardest month of 2016 for me. (AND DO YOU REMEMBER 2016? Election, anybody? It was awful.)

Anyhow. That to say, I started seriously considering October almost an entire four days before it began this year.

What might I talk about for a solid month that won’t bore me and whoever is reading?

What do I usually talk about?

Grace. Unflattering stories of me and sometimes the kids.


You know what I can guarantee? Failures enough to fill a month. Do you know what God guarantees? Grace despite it all.

And isn’t that the Gospel, worked out in miniature every day? I try and fail. I can’t be good enough. But God is good and doesn’t treat me as my failures deserve but gives mercy and grace instead.

Other posts from this series can be found here.


Author: robininalaska

Clumsy Jesus Follower. Finder of grace. Mom to four babies here, one in heaven. Wife to one very good man. Writer of hope. Normalizer of failure.

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