I need grace. Too often I forget my fallibility, and steam ahead under my own power. It all goes so well — for a time. Then, oh so inevitably, I tumble. Ever the fix-it girl, I attempt to sweep up my own mess, and sometimes that works. More often, though, it is in those very times when I am most exposed that I fail miserably, betrayed by my own flaws and emotions. Only then do I turn, finally, to the Author of my life. Even then it takes time before my restless spirit hears His voice — “be still and know…”. So, here I am, once again laid bare — no strength, no defenses, just a flawed woman in need of the grace that covers me with His love. May I not forget where I am right now; may I not only seek and be willing to receive precious Grace but be a source of it for others.