Tag Archive: forgiveness

Proper posture at Christmas

We don’t have cable TV and I’m really, really good with that. But I know there are plenty of compelling, entertaining, and inspiring programs we are missing. One thing I’d be interested to… Continue reading

That’s why we get monthly bills

I can’t remember Thanksgivings. With nine brothers and sisters, who eventually were bringing spouses and children, you would think every one would be memorable, if only for the chaos and commotion. But my… Continue reading

The scandalous mercy of God

Raising ten children meant my parents had to be intentional about seeking a balance between meeting the individual needs of each of us kids without appearing to favor any. I’m sure the scales… Continue reading

Faith plus works or faith that works?

Picture this: You’re standing before the throne of God as his mighty right-hand angel retrieves your record of deeds from the database. Between you and God is a holographic screen upon which scenes… Continue reading

God’s love – a case from reason

“God so loved the world…” Other than perhaps Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge…,” a favorite of non-believers, John 3:16 has to be the best known New Testament verse and it begins with a… Continue reading

Pope sets time frame for forgiveness

“A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar…” And you know the rest. You don’t? Neither do I. But there’s got to be a good joke out there that starts… Continue reading

No justice, no God

Many of my siblings and their families will be hanging out at our place this weekend. We have an annual reunion that my husband and I are blessed to be able to host… Continue reading

The tell-tale evil heart

I’m sure I’m not the only the one to see the irony. A Utah woman gets 30 years to life for killing her six newborns fresh out of the womb, when if she… Continue reading

The scandalous cross

This was originally posted last April. It’s like wearing a tiny electric chair on a chain. That’s how a pastor at our church once described the offense of the cross of Jesus Christ.… Continue reading

Who do you say that I am?

Roughly 2,000 years ago a man lived who would change the times and the seasons. No ordinary man, to be sure. In fact, so extraordinary that his life intersects with each one of… Continue reading

God doesn’t ask for much

He really doesn’t. Atheists and skeptics sometimes portray God, if he exists, as overly demanding and petty, poised like a lion ready to pounce on any poor soul who, through no fault of… Continue reading

This may be the most important blog post you’ll ever read

  No, I’m not aggrandizing. I’m all too aware of the meager mark I’m making on the world. But as my goal with this blog has always been primarily to help the nonbeliever… Continue reading

I wanna’ be like you hoo hoo

Every once in a great while…well, perhaps a little more often than that…like, oh, I don’t know…say, about every day…I seize an opportunity to lift myself to a higher place of confidence and… Continue reading

My testimony

  I love hearing or reading people’s testimonies about how they came to faith in Christ. Especially when it involves kicking and screaming, like C.S. Lewis’s. Or a skeptical but determined investigation, like… Continue reading

Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading