Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

February 11, 2004

This is something I just read in Steve Brown's February Letter (here). It's from a book called The Valley of Vision, which is a collection of Puritan prayers. This was just too good to pass up:

Oh Changeless God,

Under the conviction of Thy Spirit I learn that
the more I do, the worse I am,
the more I know, the less I know,
the more I love, the more there is to love.

O wretched man that I am!

My mind is a bucket without a bottom,
with no spiritual understanding...

Give me a broken heart that yet carries home the water of grace.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, YES!


The Lovely L. wants to get an autoharp. An autoharp? Yes, that's right, one of these:

Now, the Lovely L. has never strummed an autoharp more than once or twice in her life, I suppose. But recently our pastor was preaching about spiritual gifts, and asked people if they wanted to receive prayer regarding maturing in their gifts and using them for the Kingdom, and immediately L. received a picture of an autoharp.

Well, I think that's pretty cool myself. This is something she can use in a small group worship setting. She's talked about it with me and with the boys, and everyone thinks it's a great idea, and now she's so excited about it she couldn't get to sleep last night!

Oh, and by the way, that woman in the picture is NOT the Lovely L.


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