Happy New Year 2017, and welcome to Amber Waves of Grace. I’m Michelle, and I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a small-town farm girl turned nurse who loves family, friends and Jesus. I live for the smell of the dirt when the spring comes alive, the whisper of the wind through the amber waves of grain that shimmer against the sunset of a prairie sky, the sound of family and friends gathering, the laughter that erupts when a good story is being told, hugs from my nieces and nephews, and the joy the comes in the morning because of the God-given grace that is mine.
My hope is to share a little bit of my heart with you each week, and encourage you to live your life to the fullest as the amazing woman God created you to be. We’re going to talk about faith, family, health, home-making, working, and good food – and on occasion we may find ourselves detouring to whatever curve life has handed us….Because that’s one of the exciting (and sometimes even terrifying) things about life – we don’t always know where it’s going to lead, but we can know for sure, without a doubt, that we’re not ever going there alone.
That’s an incredible promise, isn’t it? The promise that Jesus is there with me wherever and through whatever might come my way – and no matter how terribly I screw it up, He’s there waiting for me with arms wide open and waves of grace abounding . Yes, this is the promise I cling to. It’s what gets me up in the morning (that, and a couple cups of coffee), helps me persevere through the day, and allows me to rest in quiet confidence and peace through the night. I’m so excited that you’ve decided to join me as we journey through life together and experience the grace of Jesus along the way. Welcome, my friends, welcome. It’s a blessing to have you here.