Theme for January 2019: Grace

Sola gratia – Deo gratias

Sola gratia – Deo gratias

Water lilies – in and on the water  (Photo: Irene Bom)     The words gratia and gratias point to a connection between grace and gratitude.     To bring to a close our reflections on the theme of “grace”, I’ve selected some Latin terms, a song, a reading, a bit of church history and … Continue reading "Sola gratia – Deo gratias"
Grace notes

Grace notes

Winter in the Tuileries Garden, Paris  (Photo: Irene Bom)   I love the term ‘grace note’. It’s so evocative. Technically, a ‘grace note’ is a musical note not essential to the harmony or melody, designed to embellish or ‘ornament’ the music and add extra flourish. It colours, without clashing.   Here is a grace note … Continue reading "Grace notes"
Grace upon grace

Grace upon grace

  From [Christ’s] abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another. John 1:16 (NLT)   Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.   Hebrews 4:16 (NIVUK)   More about grace …   We … Continue reading "Grace upon grace"
Table grace

Table grace

  Let’s start the year with something elemental … Saying grace Here is supper. It smells good. It looks good. It tastes good. It is good. All good things come from You. Let the sweet taste of You become the constant blessing on my tongue.   from Being Home: A book of meditations by Gunilla … Continue reading "Table grace"