"May God's grace and mercy circumscribe all your choices today," I wrote prayerfully as I commented on a blogging friend's post this morning.  Then I questioned my choice of the word circumscribe and decided I'd better google its definition before hitting the Publish Button.  (Too often, the Publish Button has morphed into a Panic Button for me.)

I believe the Heavenly Father had a lesson in mind for me -- if for no one else.  
Just LOOK at this.  Do YOU see it, too?

1 a : to constrict the range or activity of definitely and clearly <his role was carefully circumscribed> 
 b : to define or mark off carefully <a study of plant species in a circumscribed area>
2 a : to draw a line around b : to surround by or as if by a boundary <fields circumscribed by tall trees>
3 : to construct or be constructed around (a geometrical figure) so as to touch as many points as possible 
(from Merriam Webster) 
To constrict, to define, to mark off, to draw a line around, to surround, to construct or BE constructed around!  It would be enough to think on these functions of God's grace and mercy.  
But Merriam Webster goes on to describe the functions!  Definitely, clearly, carefully, around, by a boundary, and so as to touch as many points as possible!

Oh, I'm DEFINITELY circumscribed by God's grace and mercy!
They are "new every morning"!
They touch as many points as possible.
And with God, all things are possible.


  1. Amen to that Rebecca. Our Lord has a way of surrounding us with love, hope and forgiveness at all times! Love Di ♥

  2. I'm not sure I've ever even heard that word!!! Another to add to my personal dictionary!!! This is a great post!!! HOPE you have a great day!!!

  3. Reminds me of one of my favorite Scripture verses: "As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore." Psalm 125:2

  4. I have been know to look up a word prior to using it too. I'm sometimes surprised by my ignorance! Then I will chalk it up to an opportunity to learn!

  5. I have never heard of this word before either Rebecca!
    I always learn something new here.
    May God's grace and mercy circumscribe our choices today! amen!!

  6. I love words and have sometimes misused one. I have thought I knew the meaning...and didn't or I have heard others misuse a word or use one that SOUNDED like another..and gotten mixed up.

    Lea (above) hit the nail on the head! :)

  7. ya its true, with god, evrything is possible..

  8. You are soooo good with words! Yes. I agree with your post. Encompassed by grace. We are blessed.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)