Found this on another blog. Too cool.
The Valley of Vision is a collection of Puritan prayers & devotions. Within its pages you find expressions of the Christian life and walk that we are not as accustomed to in our modern day, but that is certainly an integral aspect of its beauty and benefit; stretching us to think and meditate more deeply upon our life in Christ. The selection “Continual Repentance” is a profound prayer of challenge and comfort, with the last bit saying so well what ought to be the disposition of our hearts:
Grant me to never lose sight of
the exceeding sinfulness of sin,
the exceeding righteousness of salvation,
the exceeding glory of Christ,
the exceeding beauty of holiness,
the exceeding wonder of grace.
bold galoshes investigate an icon
where dead anxiety can teach as rain
and inspire free color above rhythm
to paint music by symbol and form
Jonathan Barlow has written an excellent summary of the Federal Vision controversy/debate/mess on a blog given to discussing such issues. Thankfully, Jeff Meyers has posted Jon’s insights on his blog, making them more accessible.
Not surprisingly, C.S. Lewis has an excellent quote on the Christian life. While stated in the context of living in in Atomic Age, the principles set forth address what is always to be true of the lives of believers in this world.
“If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things – praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts – not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”