She Lives in Grace

In Him she lives, and moves, and has her being. Acts 17:28

 

Mama said never to throw rocks. This is the one exception.

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What do you do when the mob is unhappy with you, when another’s anger burns against you, or when you feel like the entire world is against you?

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Don't seek outcomes. Seek Father's face. That's where the joy is.

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What do you do when the rooster has crowed three times in your life?

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The rain couldn’t rival the discouragement squalling in my heart. You know the feeling because you're a person, too. But what happens when God sends a cookie? What? A cookie? Yep. Read on and see...

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What is your primary love language? Do you know? How do you feel love from your Heavenly Father? Let's talk!

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Do you ever have one-of-those days? Weeks? Months? Me, too. On "one-of-those days," I backed out of my parking place and turned my car into drive when a familiar ping sounded. I smiled, anticipating my darling hubby’s message...

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As does a child, do you sometimes find it hard to ask for what you need? Me, too. I'm sure we all have those moments. I hope you enjoy how Holy Spirit used a treasured memory of one of my sons to teach me more of His character and who He is to me—today.

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Ever want to just put your head into the sand and hide? If so, this is for you.

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Toughskins jeans. Remember these dinosaurs from the past? The marketing department surely made good on appealing to our basic needs. Read on to find out how...

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Sometimes we don't know we are walking into a day in fear rather than faith until it's pointed out to us--with a literal yard sign!

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Are you naturally a thin-skinned person? Are you sure about that? What if you're really not, for a reason you've never realized?

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Meet Aleisha
Welcome!  Welcome!

Hi everyone! It's nice to 'meet' you!

Who am I? First and foremost, I am a daughter of the Most High.

For much of my life, I felt alone. Although always convinced God was present in the universe, I believed he did not care about me personally. Where was he? Why was he always mad at me? Did he cause all of this evil around me? Tough questions. Maybe you have have them, too. Now, through a series of revelations about who He is, and therefore, who I am, I have come to realize the grace of Jesus Christ and just how much it changes every area of my life. My writing reflects this truth. I desire to point to Jesus Christ in all I say and do.

I am not all of the lies I once believed about myself.

I am a saint - forgiven, holy, justified, and sanctified. I am the apple of His eye, beloved, adopted, righteous, made alive together with Christ, a new creation, a fellow heir, and partaker of God's promise in Christ Jesus, Christ's friend. I have the mind of Christ. I am blessed with every spiritual blessing.

I am loved.

I live in Michigan with my husband and family. I am Mom to four sons, a daughter-in-law, and one golden-doodle, Lexi. I love marmite book endings, baking fresh bread, teaching piano, walking with friends, watching my chickens, and creating straight lines in my vegetable gardens. Even though I'm a Master Gardener, my husband teases that he'd hate to be one of my perennials as I move them around so much. I can't do a cartwheel to safe my life and I frequently lose playing "Fast Scrabble". I know all of the words to the opener of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (yes, I know that dates me) and I have an odd fascination with weather-vanes and windmills.

I still send out an old-fashioned Christmas letter, a tradition that I started when first married. Over the years I have found my voice and realize I like to write with a touch of humor. I'm pretty classic and traditional, a large dose of whimsical and a small touch of quirky thrown into the pot. I live with a child-like curiosity and zeal for life. A deeply emotional person (hello Enneagram 4!), I prefer deep conversation over a cup of tea (coffee - bleck!) rather than small talk. I love one-on-one conversations. Want to go out for "coffee"? Just ask! I'm always very game!

And in case you ask, yes, the cover picture on the opening page IS actually me in Jamaica with my husband for our 25 wedding anniversary. It mirrors my freedom - from lies, from addiction, from depression, from people's opinion of me. Rest is available in Jesus Christ. It really is. I have grabbed ahold. He will never let me go. It's a win-win! To me, grace is not a "thing"; it's a person - Jesus Christ. In him, truly for the first time, I live.

I wouldn't have believed this possible ten years ago.

Living in Grace changed all of that.

Father changed all of that.

My favorite verse paraphrased from Ephesians 3:20 sums it all up for me. "Father can do abundantly more than all we think, ask, or imagine."

Even for me. For you, too.

Glory!

*****
Aleisha Cate
@graceunLEISHed


  • Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Aleisha Cate is avid writer, aspiring author, and speaker. She loves to share God’s grace and considers each person she meets a divine appointment from Father. Most of all, she desires to assure people of the hope found in Jesus Christ. Aleisha lives in Southwest Michigan and is a wife to her amazing husband and a mother to four wonderful boys. When she is not hanging with her family, writing her first book, or talking to her garden plants, you can often find her in a coffee house sipping tea with a friend. She would absolutely love to chat with you, too! Grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair. You can find her on Facebook and Instagram at @Aleisha Cate or on her website at www.shelivesingrace.com.