Monthly Archives: May 2016

How To Get What It Takes To Approach God

There’s a dire message in Isaiah 59: Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,     nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated     you from your God; your sins have hidden his … Continue reading

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The Problem With Proof-Texting Your Bible Doctrine

No verse of the Bible stands alone. Make sure you’ve got plenty of support for your understanding of God’s word by reading all of it. *** [For more on getting into God’s word as a whole, see Laura Martin’s The … Continue reading

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Belief Isn’t For Everyone – a very brief look at faith and grace

Do you want to know why this is true? Even after Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. (John 12:37.) It’s because of this. And without faith it is impossible to … Continue reading

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Hiding in Love’s Corner

[From Dorothy L. Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon (1937).] “You’re cold, Peter. Come nearer the fire.” “It’s not cold,” he said, half-angrily, “it’s my rotten nerves. I can’t help it. … I hate behaving like this. I tried to stick it out … Continue reading

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You Don’t Need A Reason To Dance

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How to make sure your blog is more social media than anti-social media

[Internet etiquette is always worth talking about, so here’s an archived post on what you can expect here at my place.] In the movie School of Rock, Jack Black plays a rocker in between gigs who cons his way into … Continue reading

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I’m Positively Spectacular, And So Are You!

Seriously, now. What does someone else’s label mean anyway? I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?     What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 56:11.) There is only one person who puts a label on you that … Continue reading

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Sometimes Following the Bible Can Make You a Real Jerk

Not everything in the Bible is meant to be carried out. In fact, there are some things in the Bible you are definitely not supposed to do. How can I say something like that? After all, you know I’ve read … Continue reading

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Why the internet is wearing me down, and what I’m doing about it

Sarah Beals posted today an insightful reflection on the influence the internet has been having on her. It’s personal and yet I found myself nodding along in agreement. She closes with resources and tips for finding ways to be built … Continue reading

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The Secret to Housework and Hospitality

The company I like to keep understands this completely. ***

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