Category Archives: The Christian life

Honest to God II

On yesterday’s theme: I recently stumbled across this quote on marriage (from Mike Mason’s The Mystery of Marriage, but quoted elsewhere. I’m not cool enough – or married enough – to have read Mike Mason’s book): marriage is a relationship far … Continue reading

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Honest to God

I don’t often live whole-heartedly before the eyes of the world. I don’t think my heart is much desired, so I keep it tucked away inside and give the world what it seems to want instead: my services, my skills, … Continue reading

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A marriage proposal fit for eternity…

Another awesome nugget from Tim Chester’s The Ordinary Hero is the story of Adoniram Judson’s marriage proposal: “I have now to ask, whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this … Continue reading

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Learning to be a jar of clay

I’m a perfectionist, from a long line of perfectionists. It’s one of my family’s inter-generational sins. Normally I manage to keep it relatively under wraps, but every so often  (often when I have to do something I haven’t done before, … Continue reading

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Piper on the Calvary road

Epic quotation from Mr. Piper that I’m ripping off from Tim Chester’s ‘The Ordinary Hero’: What a tragic waste when people turn away from the Calvary road of love and suffering. All the riches of the glory of God in … Continue reading

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Where’s your life-horizon? [AKA: Never mind where *your* life-horizon is – chuck it and go for Jesus’ life-horizon instead!]

We’re still working through John with the students at church, and yesterday we made it to John 17, one of my all-time favourite chapters. (OK, I know I say that about a lot of chapters of the Bible…I just have … Continue reading

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Crowning glory

…but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had … Continue reading

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