Tag: grace

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. […]

Lent invites us to join Christ on the way of the Cross. It’s an intentional season of reflection and meditation. Even more, we’re challenged to arrange our lives in such a way as to be daily frustrated. Let me explain. We can each most easily default to comfort and convenience, we’re often unaware of how […]


This huge-impact quote from Frederick Buechner has long been a favourite, so I circulate this again. Its again something I call myself back to…… “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your […]

Robert Farrar Capon is a relatively recent discovery. Sadly he passed away in 2013. Here’s another grace-example of what he captures so well…….. “Grace is the celebration of life, relentlessly hounding all the non-celebrants in the world. It is a floating, cosmic bash shouting its way through the streets of the universe, flinging the sweetness of its cassations […]

I was chosen by God, Not because of any good thing I have done. I have a robe and a ring. I’m a son. Not because I deserved it. Or, had enough means to earn it. Or, could read enough books to confirm it From the beginning he’s been wooing me, Pursuing me, Winning me. […]

Anne Lamott writes brilliantly capturing the mystery and power of grace:- ‘I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.’ And this is thanks solely to Jesus, for ”grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” John 1 v […]

The God I have come to know loves me as much in a state of disgrace as He loves me in a state of grace, for His compassion is never ever based on performance. It knows no possibility of alteration or change. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve and not getting what you do deserve. […]

You (probably) know I am a fan of grace, I’m won by grace, wooed and transformed by grace …. “Grace is something you can never get but only be given. The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without […]

Grace is the celebration of life, relentlessly hounding all the non-celebrants in the world. It is a floating, cosmic bash shouting its way through the streets of the universe, flinging the sweetness of its cassations to every window, pounding at every door in a hilarity beyond all liking and happening, until the prodigals come out […]