Category Archives: guilt

Drowning in Despair

  “For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.”    2 Corinthians 1:8 “…we … Continue reading

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Getting Past Your Past

“For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.”  2 Corinthians 7:10, … Continue reading

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Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10

This is a chapter from my book, “They Met Jesus: Stories from the Gospels.” Hope you like it! Chapter 37 Judas Iscariot, Matthew 27:3-10 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Plead for Good Pastors

October has been set aside for appreciation of our pastors. I encourage you to pray for them and their families. Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually great problems. These are tender areas: Alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illnesses, … Continue reading

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Good Grief, [Post by James Winsor]

How Depression is a Blessing in Disguise; by Rev. James Winsor A darkness creeps into the soul and smothers it. Who knows why, how long it will last, or what will make it go away. You feel like you have … Continue reading

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When I Condemn Myself, [Guilt]

Understanding how to forgive is one of the most essential truths we must learn. We learn that we must forgive others– if we want forgiveness for our own sins. But we jump right into it when we pass judgement on … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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