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Garments of Grace

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Galations 5:22-23


Some weeks ago I joined some sisters for a time of prayer and fellowship. This was no ordinary meeting but one of which we hope will be the start of many praying for our city and nation. In the meeting one sister shared the vision of going into something new and taking off our old grubby garments we so often wear, and replacing them in faith with the new garments already purchased for us which we so often fail to put on. I'm not talking about physical items of clothing but the beautiful garments of grace as mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. It was quite an emotional time as we "put off" much of what would be classed as the old man's garments and in faith "put on" our new clothes (see Ephesians 4:22-24) I decided to commemorate that time by choosing a symbolic design to stitch on a Bible cove…

Shadowlands

This month's feature film is Shadowlands, the true story of C.S. Lewis and his fight to make sense of grief, loss, and suffering. Most of us know Lewis as the author of such books as Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia. But few know his struggle to open his heart to true love and real intimacy. Shadowlands surrounds the story of his marriage late in life to Joy Gresham, a woman who encourages him to love after being emotionally shut down for decades following the death of his mother.

STATS
Year: 1993 (Rated PG)
Richard Attenborough (director), William Nicholson (screenplay)
Starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.
Setting: England, 1950's.

Two Oscar nominations, including Best Actress (Winger) and Best Screenplay (Nicholson).

Content warning: None that I can see, however, the story is a real weeper and will touch your heart if you are someone who has ever experienced the fear of loving again after losing a loved one. Also, do not expect an overt gospel message in the fi…