Bones settle and thoughts swirl and languish in halftime.
Murky motivations lose their importance,
outnumbered and made ambiguous by the sheer volume and abundance of grace.
The mass exodus of anxieties, a new commitment of hope,
everything renewed in the baptism of what was, what may be and what I must let go.
All is released, and surrendered into the water’s roar.
Significance found in the silt; the flotsam and jetsam.
History relinquished in the realization that we are never alone.
Sweet gratitude and peace spill forth, and mercy is found where His waters flow.
J. C. Beichner
Rave Reviews for Grace in Progress:
“Beichner’s story is many of our stories…Twenty-one prayers follow for each of us who acknowledge and understand our own trauma, brokenness, forgiveness and strength in the Lord. This book is beautifully written…an eminently readable and usable book for all of us.”
“Grace in Progress: Prayers for the Beautifully Broken by J.C. Beichner is an uplifting, inspirational book that will resonate with many hearts, a book that will help anyone with an open heart to rediscover the face of a merciful God.”
“This was such an amazing book! I decided to read one prayer a day during lent and it was as if God himself were giving me the exact words I needed to open my heart and allow me to feel his grace. This author so humbly shares her personal struggles and does it so eloquently that you feel like you are right there along her side on this emotional and spiritual journey. I was sold by the cover and the title alone, but the real beauty lies on the pages in between.”