Always Like Little Children [Always]

   “About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” 2 Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get intoContinue reading “Always Like Little Children [Always]”

Dismayed by My Own Fallenness

“As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—     not even one. 11 No one is truly wise;     no one is seeking God. 12 All have turned away;     all have become useless. No one does good,     not a single one.” Romans 3:10-12 Scripture never, ever flatters the human ego.  It acts on us directly, “dividing the spirit fromContinue reading “Dismayed by My Own Fallenness”

Are You Too Righteous?

“Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?” Ecclesiastes 7:16 I’m thinking out loud about something, so I should alert everyone.  Anyway, I’m thinking about “scruples”.  The dictionary defines scruples as “an uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action.” The malady developed in the middleContinue reading “Are You Too Righteous?”

Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still

“If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust inContinue reading “Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still”

The Song of Solomon

Jesus Christ Has Been Pursuing You

The Red Letters of Jesus

Considering the Words and Works of Jesus Christ

The Atavist Magazine

Serving Rascals, Clumsy Disciples, and Mentally Ill Believers with the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.