Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]

“Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I’d have come running with a bucket.” -Nancy Spiegelberg There can be no freedom from condemnation without submission to the saving life of Christ.  This is a definiteContinue reading “Condemnation Can’t Stay [Guilt]”

The Ugly Tree

Several years have passed, and I mark out each day with a silent wish. I look across the road and I see something that doesn’t belong. A tree that is hideous; a tree beyond any kind of symmetry, a tree that is very ugly. It’s beyond any kind of redemption. It is bad, and needsContinue reading “The Ugly Tree”

Zero Condemnation

Condemnation can go viral among believers.  Not only does it infect us, but we become ‘carriers’ that often can sicken others spiritually.  Our attitudes and thinking can become quite disturbed, and we then communicate that to our family and friends. To be perfectly honest, condemnation is not easily defined.  But it seems to be  the feelingContinue reading “Zero Condemnation”

Dangerous Thinking

Anne Lamott is a writer and a person who understands mental illness and ‘recovery’ issues. She is also a ‘brokenbeliever’. I have read several of her books; she writes elegantly on faith and discipleship. She is a rare jewel. She writes carefully and creatively. Coming across this quote was fortuitous for me, to say theContinue reading “Dangerous Thinking”