Category Archives: transparency

When Sin Brutalizes You

There are three things for certain. #1 You will never forget your sins. #2 God has forgotten them. #3 The Devil will try very hard to condemn you for your past. There are some days that are harder then others.  You see, I have … Continue reading

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Whim-Whams

“In our family “whim-wham” is code, a defanged reference to any number of moods and psychological disorders, be they depressive, manic, or schizoaffective. Back in the 1970s and ’80s – when they were all straight depression – we called them … Continue reading

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Gold Fears No Fire

“He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.” -2 Cor. 1:4, NCV “The sinners in Zion are afraid;     trembling has seized the godless: “Who … Continue reading

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Feet-Finders

One of the more amazing studies you can do in the New Testament (Matthew-Revelation) is the people who found themselves at the feet of Jesus. Actually there is probably more than you think. There are some interesting dynamics that take … Continue reading

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One Strange Trip

“I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6, CEB I was ‘saved’ in my early twenties.  With that salvation came a … Continue reading

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