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Life-Producing Sorrow

Originally posted on Feeding On Jesus:
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death” (2 Cor. 7:10, ESV). There is a place for sorrow over our sins. However, God carefully differentiates…

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“Never Forget!” But Why?

“If stories weren’t told or books weren’t written, man would live like the beasts, only for the day. The whole world, all human life, is one long story.” ~Isaac Bashevis Singer Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of 9/11, the worst … Continue reading

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Suffering and Self-Preservation

Originally posted on forty-one ten:
The other day I heard someone say, “The more we are consumed with self-preservation the less attention we give to self-evaluation.” The less attention we give to self-evaluation the more blind, and even calloused, we…

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Grace 101

Classes have resumed at schools and universities, or will soon; one of our daughters started her junior year in college this week. Which put me in mind of a blog I once posted about a religion professor demanding an “impossible” … Continue reading

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The Line of Despair

I try to balance my posts between God stuff and other stuff. But, because of my passion to speak truth into people’s lives (including my own), God stuff tends to win. For me, all roads lead to God, not to … Continue reading

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Illusions

    “The value of an illusion (is) that the shadow can be more important than the substance.” ~Jean Rhys             “Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion.”     … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today (or was it?)

This is one of the quirkier things I’ve posted. But then, that’s kind of the point.  On this date fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” by setting foot on the moon (they went at night … Continue reading

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