Tag Archives: sin

Dig into David’s Confession

Psalm 51 is traditionally believed to have been composed by David as a confession to God after David sinned with Bathsheba. I dug into Psalm 51 after realizing I’d been committing sins (knowingly and unknowingly) for decades. Contemplating the prompts … Continue reading

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Hang-Ups vs God’s Word

Hang-Ups – Default templates guiding my day-to-day decisions, big and small. Do my templates align with God’s Word? Do they limit me and my living out God’s purpose for placing me in this spot in this time? Do my templates … Continue reading

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Read it and Weep or Jump for Joy?

I know that my faith is not proven by emotions or feelings. And yet, as I read Isaiah 53 translated by Eugene Peterson, I wept. “Why?” I asked myself, “Why am I weeping?” (The NIV translation didn’t grab me as … Continue reading

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Mercy Killing Question

  My friend’s kitty has cancer. Kitty is really sick. Friend has decided not to do chemo treatments or other serious measures. Friend might have to decide whether or not to put kitty “to sleep.” Euthanizing, aka mercy killing a … Continue reading

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What’s the Skinny on Fasting?

What’s your experience with fasting? From what did you fast? Do you agree with the article below? (I did not write the article. I lost the link source.) Question: “Christian fasting – what does the Bible say?” Answer: Scripture does … Continue reading

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Why I Hate Religion

Why I hate religion but love Jesus http://blog.proclaimonline.com/2014/05/16/4-thoughts-on-spoken-word-poems/

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Miller Does it Again in “Searching for God Knows What”

Searching for God Knows What is deceptive, in a good way. Miller starts the nonfiction book by telling readers about a writers’ seminar he attended. At first this seems off topic. What’s this seminar have to do with God? I should … Continue reading

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Atheist Reads “Born Again” Story….By Mistake

 My friend, Edie, posted an article on her facebook page. The article was by a pastor writing about what he would do if his son were gay. Naturally, he mentioned God. Edie’s friend, Nina, commented, “Really beautiful, except for all the … Continue reading

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Seven Lethal Assumptions by Andy Stanley

Every Andy Stanley Youtube video my spouse and I watch is excellent. Go look him up if you haven’t watched/heard Andy before. In the meantime, here’s a good list from him. Seven Lethal Assumptions 1. “If I find the right person, … Continue reading

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Pastor on Supreme Court Decision – Congregant Riled

Pastor Steve tells congregation what to make of Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. http://www.lwccyork.com/pages/page.asp?page_id=140880&programId=218041 I think pastors, as a regular practice, could help us Jesus followers by talking directly about current events, from a Biblical perspective, in their sermons and elsewhere.

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