The title, Grace Under the Sun, is taken from Ecclesiastes. In the first chapter, Solomon recorded his thoughts about the toil of daily life. He used the phrase “the toil that I toil under the sun”. [SPOILER ALERT] He concluded that all of the work that we do is worthless and temporary without a relationship with God.
Life is hard and messy, but it’s also beautiful. When examined too closely it can sometimes seem random and chaotic, but when we learn to take a step back, we can see the magnificence in the mess.
I’m a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant) student. I decided to leave a budding career in environmental compliance for one in healthcare. Most importantly, I’m a military wife and mom of a sensory kid, who is ten, and a preschooler.
This site isn’t about changing careers, sensory processing disorder, or occupational therapy, but those things are a huge part of my life just like laundry and cooking dinner. None of those are so special, they are just what we do. It’s all the ordinary, everyday things where we can discover the beautiful, not in spite of the hard stuff, but because of it. They are where God comes to meet us on the level that we can understand that day. They are where He gives us grace and expects us to pay it forward. They are where we find the relationship outside of religion.