Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dei gratia

I have the Theological Word of the Day widget on my blog.  I'm often overwhelmed with too much information and don't take the time to read what the word of the day is.  Today I noticed it's dei gratia.  This Latin phrase is translated to mean "by God's grace" and is a "phrase used in recognition that all of life, sustenance, power, and hope are found in God’s unmerited bestowal of favor upon the undeserving."  What I found most fascinating is that this phrase is used on British and Canadian coins with the abbreviation D.G.  Do the citizens know what those two simple letters stand for?  Isn't that a wonderful phrase?  I think I like it better than "In God We Trust."   Yes, all I have and all I am is only possible through God's grace. 


  1. I like that so much better, too!

    And congratulations! Our first winner for the Judy Rogers CD and the Doorposts product never responded, so my little girl picked your name this morning. :) (This is the giveaway from my Doctrines in the Kitchen post)

    Would you be so kind as to send me your mailing address so I can forward it to Mrs. Rogers and Doorposts? I hope you enjoy both items!

  2. Just emailed the mailing address. How exciting. Thank you!


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