Category Archives: human fallenness

A Spellbound Captive of the Night

  “We are all infected and impure with sin.       When we display our righteous deeds,       they are nothing but filthy rags.    Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,       and our sins sweep us away like the wind.” Isaiah 64:6, NLT … Continue reading

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To Be, Rather Than Seem to Be

“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was … Continue reading

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The Inertia, [Apathy]

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller —————————————- As I suffer with manic depression I have come to … Continue reading

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When You Need to Cover Nakedness

“And don’t build an altar that requires steps; you might expose yourself when you climb up”. Exodus 20:26 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 … Continue reading

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Has God Given Up on You?

  13 “If we are unfaithful,     he remains faithful,     for he cannot deny who he is.”  2 Timothy 2:13, NLT There can be times of a great despair; when sin or sickness is definitely in the spotlight. Losing hope is … Continue reading

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Having a Nervous Breakdown

The phrase “nervous breakdown” is a common term used to describe any sort of severe mental distress. It can mean a variety of things: clinical depression, to manic episodes, to hearing voices (or schizophrenia). It is a broad term which … Continue reading

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A Broken Brokenbeliever

I am a premium blend of paradox and inconsistencies. I make no claim at all to being anything but. I’m afraid my bipolar has marked me. But I’m finding victory in Christ, For me discipleship is simply being close to … Continue reading

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