Denise J. Hughes
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Denise is a lover of words and the Word. She's the author of #DeeperWaters and the Bible study series #WordWriters.

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  1. As the Body of Christ gathers today, the admonition to let grace flow freely in every direction is perfect. Thanks for words that open my heart to the unseen story behind the difficult people in my life.

  2. Denise,
    Behind every door there’s a story. Behind every seemingly smiling face, there lies hurt and pain. I’ve had to learn, albeit the hard way, that we just never know what people are going through or what they are dealing with. This world is filled with sin and people’s lives are never perfect. I have learned that I have a choice-to assume the best about someone (giving grace) or assume the worst (judgment). With God’s help, He is enabling me to choose to assume the best more often. Such a poignant story and post!
    Sunday blessings,
    Bev xx

  3. That is so true. We are all so quick to judge and not love. That’s a good reminder, thank you!

  4. Convicted! = Thank you for this important reminder. Will be giving His Grace today as He is giving SO Much to me. Blessings ~

  5. Michelle, As you noted, not everyone can share their burdens or grief in public, let alone at a house of worship. For one eidower I know, he said church brings back memories of together times or seems to be safe only for couples or families. He couldn’t bear to be there without his beloved wife. It’s easy to judge, but God judges the heart and the motives. We need to give Grace as God gives us grace. It’s a good reminder to take the beam out of our own eye, first!

  6. Denise,

    We should never be quick to judge. Some of us are introverts and it takes time to really get to know us. Everyone of us will go through trials at some point in our lives. We should extend grace to everyone and not judge. Sometimes the “grumpy” unhappy ones are those that could use a hug or simple smile. Let’s quit assuming anything & start showing God’s love to all!

    Blessings 🙂

  7. I have to admit having trouble with that myself,especially as a witness to those with addictions. Their lies have made it hard to talk to them and I’ve had to trust the Lord on when to walk away. Judging instead of grace is the best way to go and sometimes it takes grace to say no to someone as well.