Fallen from Grace

[Written January 9, 2010; posted posthumously by Gillian Fritzsche.] I saw a movie, more than a few years ago now, entitled The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, based on the novel written by Yukio Mishima. It was the chilling tale of a sailor, played by Kris Kristofferson, who falls in love with … More Fallen from Grace

Speaking Salt

These days, I often think about—and sometimes pontificate about—free speech. I probably do the latter too often, too loudly, and too long, but it’s because the older I get, the more I see how its value has deteriorated in many parts of western society. In a time when politicians and online social media sites think … More Speaking Salt

Favour

Have you ever needed a favour from someone and wished you had done more for that person so that now you would be in a better position to ask? Have you ever asked for favour from God and wished the same thing? The Old Testament indicates that the favour of God is earned somehow. In … More Favour

Luke 5: The Beginning

This chapter starts with the heading “The Calling of the First Disciples”. Until now, Jesus traveled and ministered alone (which, oddly, I hadn’t noticed before today). Some of the men he eventually called might have been in the crowds that were constantly searching him out “to hear the word of God”. Certainly, living in or … More Luke 5: The Beginning

Heart Gardening

Those who regularly follow my blog probably sense that I prefer to write about God’s character than I do about my — or our — lack. But sometimes my own glaring lack of godliness becomes too much to overlook, and this week I’ve noticed a “showering with my socks on” kind of discomfort that eventually … More Heart Gardening