Nothing But the Blood

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NIV At first glance the Old Testament is a collection of extremely bloody books. So many sacrifices were made that the Levitical priesthood hadContinue reading “Nothing But the Blood”

On Following Jesus!

“All of Jesus’ followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for the wonderful Life they had seen.” Luke 19:37 I suppose that this is what broken believers do. There is an essential element of joining others in this verse. The faithful followers will inevitably flock together. There are very fewContinue reading “On Following Jesus!”

On Being Loved More Gently [Disability]

Some struggle with mental or physical illness.  Some people don’t understand me and they walk away.  This really hurts, and so I isolate ourselves even more.  We might feel not only forsaken, but cursed. We may see ourselves as accomplished losers. But these things shouldn’t separate us from our Father’s love.  I think He loves “his specialContinue reading “On Being Loved More Gently [Disability]”

The Swamp of Despondency, [Pilgrim’s Progress]

  “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!    Tell others he has redeemed you from your       enemies.   For he has gathered the exiles from many lands,       from east and west,       from north and south.  Some wandered in the wilderness,       lost and homeless.  Hungry and thirsty,       they nearly died.  “Lord, help!”Continue reading “The Swamp of Despondency, [Pilgrim’s Progress]”

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