Finding Grace Among the Paradoxes of Life.

It was so good hearing the Ragamuffin Gospel being quoted on Sunday at Kingsgate. Here is a flavour of this excellent book: “When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting … Continue reading Finding Grace Among the Paradoxes of Life.

two-hundred-proof grace

Beautiful things, deserve to be spoken about in beautiful ways! Here, in the following quote, Bennan Manning helps us glimpse and then rejoice in the wonder of grace: The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred-proof grace—of bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, … Continue reading two-hundred-proof grace

Grace discovered in the dusty basement of late medievalism

This is such a brilliant quote about grace, the reformation and it’s transformative impact upon the church! The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred-proof grace—of bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us … Continue reading Grace discovered in the dusty basement of late medievalism

A brutally honest prayer to a gloriously gracious God.

A brutally honest prayer, that leads us to greater dependency and security in the arms of “Abba” (Father God): “Dear Abba, Rather than a life of faith I seem to be living a life of contingencies. Rather than an open-armed yes! I’ve got an anxious brow and nervous hands and a mouthful of what ifs? I truly am a prodigal, demanding my cake and eating … Continue reading A brutally honest prayer to a gloriously gracious God.

Twisted Lips: the love of God displayed

The following are some of the most evocative words I’ve read in a long time. Read them slowly and allow your imagination the space to fill in the full colour and intensity:   “In his book Mortal Lessons, by Richard Selzer, MD, writes: I stand by the bed where a young woman lies, her face postoperative, her mouth twisted in palsy, clownish. A tiny twig … Continue reading Twisted Lips: the love of God displayed