Category Archives: pride

Delusions of the First Person Variety

I need to briefly share what delusions are like.  I’m going to flip the switch and flood the room with light, and watch the “critters” scuttle to find a hiding place.  I’m doing this to help heal myself, and for … Continue reading

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Riding the Underground, [with Jesus]

“And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.’ Mark 6:31, ESV Our Savior would never drive us … Continue reading

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When Others are More Gifted Than You

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4, NLT “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to … Continue reading

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Almost Holy, [Almost]

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is … Continue reading

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Feeding the Dogs, [Choosing Holiness]

There is a story of a Native American elder who once described his own inner struggles to understand the Bible and Christianity. “Inside of me there are two dogs. One is black, and the other is white. The black dog … Continue reading

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Bitter Water, [The Cross]

24 Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. 25 So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and … Continue reading

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Just One More Dance [Scandalous Joy]

“14 And David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.” 2 Samuel 6:13-15 When I start to dance, you had better head for higher ground!  I am without question the world’s worst and the … Continue reading

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