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Baggage vs. Braggage

“She felt strangely jealous. It suddenly seemed to her that being forgiven was better than believing you had nothing to be forgiven for.” ~The Wishing Map Baggage “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can you deal with?” … Continue reading

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How to be Free

Francis of Assisi got his first taste of freedom in a prison cell. True freedom lives, if we allow it to, inside of us. As a kid growing up in smog-strangled Los Angeles I heard a radio ditty about a … Continue reading

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Hardness of Heart

Do you suffer from Hardness of Heart? Millions do. In fact, HOH is the world’s number one preventable cause of spiritual death. Progressive symptoms include but are not limited to: dull ears and dim eyes (Isaiah 6:10), darkened understanding (Ephesians … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 99

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Zack’s encounter with the mysterious Rhema had dramatically changed him. But now she was…

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Impatience

“Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin: impatience. Because of impatience we were driven out of Paradise, because of impatience we cannot return.”  ~W. H. Auden  

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Is Halloween Evil?

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Video posted below Is Halloween evil? No. We are. Evil lives in people, not in things (Romans 3:23). People are, to use the classical term, sinful. But it’s easier (and less convicting) to focus on things. Many point to the pagan…

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Are All Sins the Same?

Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks so. (Romans 3:10, 23) But how can this be? Say two men are given responsibility for the oversized buckets designed to carry water to their village. One fills his bucket with straw … Continue reading

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