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Fake-Out Years, Part 2: God’s Sovereignty

Last time I told you how some well-meaning people in my church thought I’d accepted Christ as my savior. The pastor baptized me, not realizing I was clueless about my need for salvation. After the worst five years of my … Continue reading

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The Fake-Out Years, Part 1

I never intended to lie. 1. I know better, which may be the force behind… 2: I’m terrible at it. Always have been. So one Sunday morning during my fourth-grade year, I sat in church doodling on my bulletin instead … Continue reading

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Lies and Cow Pies: Revisited

Originally posted on Joywriting: Everybody Has a Story:
I have no idea whose cows they were, or why I was wandering around with them in their enclosure — wearing a dress, mind you. I was only five, we were visiting…

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Eclipsed by My Own Words

Today I’m in my mother’s hometown, which happens to be right in the path of total solar eclipse. I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be here, but I’m definitely playing hooky from writing. I’ll give you … Continue reading

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Entitled Much?

Not long ago, I re-read Jesus’ parable of “The Prodigal Son” in Luke’s gospel. As often happens with the Bible, something jumped out at me that I’d never noticed before… It was after the Prodigal Son’s (PS’s) Big Brother (BB) … Continue reading

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To Be Free

I can’t help it… Words mean things, and I like to know just what each one means, and to use the right one to say what I intend to say. Take the familiar quote, “The truth will set you free, … Continue reading

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For the “Season of Love”

I recently re-read a familiar little story that seems to fit this “season of love.” You can read it here, in the Gospel of Luke. It tells about that time Jesus stopped by the home of his friends–three siblings–in the … Continue reading

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