The goodness of God


We should be astonished at the goodness of God,
Stunned that He should bother to call us by name,
Our mouths wide open at His love,
Bewildered that at this very moment
We are standing on holy ground.
Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel

How deep the Father’s love for us:  The Creator bestowing all good things upon His creation!

Happy Sunday!



  1. Dear Allison
    Not only do we stand on holy ground; when we live in Jesus, we live in the Holy One!!! Amazing.
    Luv to you and a blessed Sunday.
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  2. Have a wonderful Sunday!
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  3. I remain stunned and shocked at His love for me. How I love the words of Brennan Manning. For years He has been a best friend and spiritual mentor although we never met. His books have been my “go-tos” when I find it hard to remember His grace and I have found myself back on the road of works and self justification. Our Father truly loves us with complete abandonment through His Son Jesus!

    • Indeed! That love goes beyond any measuring system we could conjure up, Cheri. I try to never forget its dimensions, at least in my finite, limited way of assessing them! And I, too, love Brennan Manning’s work. We will surely miss him, but we will see him again!

  4. Inspiring post!
    Happy Sunday and Have a Blessed week ahead!
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  5. Ah… I just love coming by to get some beautifully fresh and inspired air! Thank you for this, Alison! XO
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  6. The photo is beautiful! God tenderly reaches out for us with amazing love.
    This morning I reviewed the story of Jonah–and God’s answer to Jonah’s prayers–with our 4s & 5s. We can never be out of our heavenly Father’s sight.
    Have a blessed Sunday!
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  7. Hope you had a beautiful Sunday!
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  8. Yes! Let’s pay attention to the holy ground, the holy life we’ve been called to! Love this quote, Alison!
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  9. WOW!! What a beautifully creative way of showing that photo. Loved it dearly.. and the words shared were also touching.
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    • Hi Joanne! Saw the picture and immediately knew I wanted to share it. God’s love is the lens through which He sees His creation, nature and humans. What a blessing to be known as children of such an awesome God!
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  10. What a beautiful blog and post.
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  11. God is definitely good. Most of us should be dead but He is so mercificul. We just had camp meeting last week. Giiiiirl it was awesome. Every night a dynamic speaker in the Word: Fred Price, Bill Winston, Jerry Savelle, John Hagee and Jessie Duplantis. The Word was RICH
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    • I know you had a blessed time, Michelle. Those speakers would certainly be a fount of biblical knowledge! And yes, we should all be wiped out were it not for God’s love, grace, and mercy.
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  12. I am late but nothing like a bible study hump day blog read 🙂 Amen my friend! Now on to finish out this marathon work week of mine!
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  13. Amen! Our God is a good God; so amazing.

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