Tag Archives: sin

This is Love

This is Love The Holy Spirit showed me: Every day, every minute, time and time again, You are blotting out my sins, cleansing my heart. Let me tell anyone who will hear it. A newborn babe! I’m Your newborn baby! … Continue reading

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“You’re Welcome!” (not)

Traffic is heavy, moving like a dried up earthworm. Good Christian that I am, I flash my lights to signal to the driver in the crossroad that he can enter the main highway, even though I have the right of … Continue reading

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My bad hurts others

“You cannot run from the Lord without inflicting heavy damage on other people.” * When we sin, we hurt other people. Can you think of an exception? Can any sin be innocuous? Even if the sin is “private” and unknown … Continue reading

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Screed on Tithing

The question of tithing has come up in my household. Below is a review of the book The Tithe Scam: Christianity’s Biggest Scam. The reviewer’s first few paragraphs were enough for me to get the answer to my tithing question.   Amazon.com … Continue reading

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Rich, Evil People

Before the offering plate is passed along the rows of pews, the pastor always reminds us that we’re giving God’s money back to Him. . . to paraphrase a radio personality, we’re returning money “on loan from God-ah!” If the money … Continue reading

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Hello! You’re Going to Hell!

As I was driving toward my house, I saw a man on my porch. I didn’t want to tell yet another sales person, fundraiser, One World Government activist NO, THANK YOU, so I stopped and waited for him to leave. After … Continue reading

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Habits: Good or Bad?

What struck me about Rick at our first session was his transparency. It’s our second session of small group Bible study and he’s still a see-through kind of guy. Rick says, “I used to believe that I was critical because … Continue reading

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Is it OK to do this on Sunday?

To break the ice at our Discipleship Essentials class, we were told to share what our big questions are about Christianity. A man at my table said, “Well, we were sort of wondering….” He looked at his wife and said, … Continue reading

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Pancakes & Bacon, Hold the Challenge, Please

The breakfast crowd was thinning out. I sipped my second cup of coffee as my spouse talked about the sermon at the church we’d visited last Sunday. Gary, our friend since 2005, was sopping up syrup with the last bites of … Continue reading

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Isaiah, God and Me (with some swearing)

A section in a workbook about GRACE instructed me to read Isaiah 6 three times slowly, and then answer some questions. I read Isaiah 6. Twice. Here’s the NLT: 6 It was in the year King Uzziah died that I … Continue reading

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