The Great Discovery

"Grant that I may always weep to the praise of mercy found and tell others as long as I live that thou art a sin-pardoning God, taking up the blasphemer and the ungodly, and washing them from their deepest stain." From a prayer, The Great Discovery, in The Valley of Vision, p. 62.

A Prayer for the Morning (and All Through the Day)

Reading this moring in The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers, one struck me as particularly helpful for re-aligning the heart with God's sufficient, sustaining grace at the beginning of a day. It reflects the heart of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:7-12: 7 So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing … Continue reading A Prayer for the Morning (and All Through the Day)

God’s Drastic, Offensive, Liberating, Shocking and Counterintuitive Grace

At a Key Life pastor's conference, Dan Allender, said, "The Christian faith and the grace at its heart is so radical that most congregations can't deal with it." I will raise my hand to confess that I am one of those who wants to believe the gospel at a radical depth, but who struggles. Fear … Continue reading God’s Drastic, Offensive, Liberating, Shocking and Counterintuitive Grace