Tag: grace

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have need of grace. all deserve the Fathers kindness. I loved this paragraph from some snatched reading this week. “As Alcoholics Anonymous has shown with such sterling clarity, an addict’s healing journey begins with the recognition that she is powerless, unable to save herself, completely at the mercy of a compassionate God. Indeed, this is […]

“Hope is not about proving anything. It’s about choosing to believe this one thing: that love is bigger than anything anyone can throw at us.” Anne Lamott 1 Philip Yancey tells us where the grace has gone.  2 Parker Palmer on what is and what could be. A few mins of video. 3 A six pointer […]

“You said, how much?!” is what I called my talk from Matthew 20 today. I was cornered again by the impact that grace makes. Heres the audio file. The parable of the vineyard workers is a deeply unlikeable & profound gospel challenge! The kingdom of God, is not founded on the quality of the people in it, […]

Again in a Q-&-A at a recent church weekend, I found myself encouraging people to keep on ‘turning up.’ Old wisdom says, “90% of life is simply showing up.” I get that. But what about the things that we don’t want to show up to, but we have to?  Or the things that we do want to do, […]

Here’s some lyrics that really caught me again this week. Oldies but so true. “Wonderful grace,  That gives what I don’t deserve, Pays me what Christ has earned, Then lets me go free. Wonderful grace, That gives me the time to change, Washes away the stains That once covered me. And all that I have I […]

yes, One-way love……according to Tullian Tchividjian It is one of the books in my recent reading bundle, and it’s a goodie. So perhaps you’re not going to read all of it, or even some of it. Here are some of the best bits. “The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with […]

again and again….. the unavoidable goodness of grace seen another way……. “The nuns taught us there were two ways through life – the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow. Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. Nature […]

yes, Jesus is enough. not Jesus + good times. Not Jesus + encouragement. Not even Jesus + good company and something of a bank balance. Plain, bald, simple. Jesus is enough. And if you’re not sure…… Hear Brennan Manning’s words:- “My life is a witness to vulgar grace- a grace that amazes as it offends. […]