Tag Archives: forgiveness

Men: Stop Blaming Women for Your Lust

[Lusting after women and the male responsibility, from the archives.] Suppose an attractive member of your church walks in on a men’s Bible study one morning and strips off her clothes and then dances in a very sexual manner. Is she … Continue reading

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Passing Judgment in a Time of Forgiveness

How some people see forgiveness Forgiveness is easy when it fits our agenda. According to Jesus, there is no one we shouldn’t forgive. This is because God has freely forgiven us and freed us from his judgment. Judging the Forgiven … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Me Doesn’t Define Me

[It’s been three years since this one posted, so I have three more years of past mistakes. So do you. Here’s why that’s not as important as you might think.] *** Justifying Idol Worship “To worship an idol involves calling … Continue reading

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The Ungodly Burden of Paying It Forward

In That One Time I Didn’t Pay It Forward, Trillia Newbell faced a quandary: I was in the drive-thru at a Starbucks and when I rolled up to the window, the barista informed me that the driver ahead of me … Continue reading

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Communion – When God Gave Thanks

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, … Continue reading

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The Master of the Non-Apology

Yesterday in a Facebook group I commented on one of the posts. Someone interpreted my comment differently than I had meant it and assumed the worst. I didn’t respond. They then commented to me, “Sorry if you took offense at … Continue reading

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All You Really Need To Know About Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled”

[From the archives.] The Road Less Traveled Wasn’t Everyone has heard a motivational speaker, a high school valedictorian, a preacher somewhere, who has used Robert Frost’s poem’s last lines as encouragement to be bold enough to take the road less … Continue reading

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Putting Your Mistakes Behind You

*** When it comes to your mistakes, Jesus not only puts them to the rear but cancels them completely. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave … Continue reading

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Idolizing the Virginity Fetish: correcting a mega-pastor’s bad advice

Fetish: any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect or devotion. (Dictionary.com.) *** In Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity, Desiring God Ministries posts a response to a question from a young man who asks about not being a virgin … Continue reading

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The Amazing Grace of Drew Carey and “The Price Is Right”

The Price is Right was one of my go to shows when staying home sick from school. I’m still drawn to the way their stories unfold: solving the puzzle on Wheel of Fortune, questioning the right answer on Jeopardy, and coming up with … Continue reading

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