Category Archives: Guilt

Wanting to say “no” is enough

. You want to say “no.” You want to say “no,” but you feel like you can’t. You want to say “no,” but you feel that you shouldn’t. You want to say “no,” even though… even despite… even if… Yet … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad

My friends like to tell one another that I am not really a born again Christian. They think of me more along the lines of that old Jonathan Miller routine: “I’m not really a Jew- I’m Jew-ish.” They think I … Continue reading

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Finding Joy

“I have a scripture verse for you,” Jon says, and tells me a story of The Children of Israel who, during the Feast of Trumpets, are reading the law together.  The people are convicted by what they hear and began … Continue reading

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Ragamuffin

In the 33 years since I was first ambushed by Jesus, in the literally thousands of hours of prayer and meditation, silence and solitude in those years, I am now utterly convinced that on judgement day the Lord Jesus will … Continue reading

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The Lord, The Redeemer

Sometimes, I use my blog as a way to express my feelings, when I can’t express them in spoken words.  Sometimes, I use it as a way to communicate to someone, without having to address them directly, pouring my heart … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Thought: Bill Johnson and Brother Lawrence on Introspection and Sanctification

In my own pursuit of God, I often became preoccupied with ME!  It was easy to think that being constantly aware of my faults and weaknesses was humility.  It’s not!  If I’m the main subject, talking incessantly about my weaknesses, … Continue reading

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Ashes Into Beauty

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from … Continue reading

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