Hi–I’m Liz, the author of deep fragile grace.
Why deep fragile grace, you ask? Why not my name, you ask?
First, I’m a private (ish, private-ish) person. I like to still think I have some veil of privacy although I write a blog. Ha! Privacy. I’m even kidding myself some days.
Anyways, so that’s why I don’t have my whole name as a website address.
Two, I like the words deep, fragile and grace, and think they are words that describe both me and my outlook on life…and they are such beautiful words, too.
In regards to me personally, I prefer the word ‘deep’ to words, ahem, ‘too intense’.
That and I find that my life (and my faith) is full of deep, fragile grace.
Deep, as in, not shallow faith or appreciation of life; but deep as in that feeling that travels way deep, into your very marrow.
Fragile, as in who I am, who you are, how the world is. One day our world seems solid and steady, and we’re firmly planted in it; we know how much God loves us. Fragile, as in it changes in a heartbeat and it seems that sometimes the world is so shaky, delicate, and balancing on a thumb tack instead of resting steadily in God’s hands. You know what I mean, friend? That life is uncertain, and some days scary, and some days we remember God’s in control and some days we don’t.
Some days we don’t at all.
But grace. Grace helps me remember that there is always more than enough mercy (and grace) from God for all of us, the whole lot of us, despite all of our sins, problems, insecurities and fragilities.
So does that help? Clear as mud?
This blog obviously has a Christian bend, and I will be honest, most of the posts will be about God, Christ, things that either anger me or delight me about Christianity. I’m a Christian and these subjects fascinate me, so it bleeds into my writing. But don’t hold me to that subject exclusively, as I am also human, so writing a funny post about children, pets, my dislike of laundry, jean shorts and horseradish is totally within reason. And up for grabs, I might add. Who wouldn’t want to read a post about horseradish?
Anyways–all that to say this: enjoy. Hope you get as much enjoyment reading this as I do writing this blog.
If you’d like to drop me a line, please do–but don’t hold me to getting back to you quickly, as well, there is laundry to avoid and children to feed. Email me at deepfragilegrace at gmail dot com. And I’ll work on getting back to you when I can.
Also to note–a lot of my writing are these strangely titled ‘Five Minute Friday’ posts. This is a (frequent) writing game that I participate in regularly. Or as regular as I can participate, which is about once every month or so. As much as I’d like life to run seamlessly, well.
A big thanks for taking the time to read–I so appreciate you stopping by. Truly.