All posts tagged sin

Living Inside God’s Frame

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What does a picture frame have to do with the Christian life? It depends how you look at it. The idea/words popped out of my mouth a number of years ago while talking with a childhood friend. We had grown up in each other’s library books while in elementary school, but the last time I’d seen […]

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Guilt: True or False?

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How can you tell if you are experiencing true guilt or false guilt? That’s been a tormenting question my entire Christian life. I was raised in a church setting and among well-meaning folks who used shame and guilt to control children. As a dutiful first born, I imbibed those notions deep within. I continually felt […]

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Oswald Chambers and Thoughts on War

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I’ve been writing a novel set during The Great War for the last sixteen months, which has affected my thoughts on war. How should we see war? How should we react? What is war? Oswald Chambers, a noted Bible teacher in the years leading up to World War I, had interesting insights which bear examination. […]

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The Hunt for Order and Sin’s Thwart

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(I’m moving today, so this is a pertinent reprise of a past post) My colleague Wendy Lawton and I share a major belief. We both think if we can find an orderly system of management, our life will become simpler, more controllable and efficient. I’m not sure why Wendy is so convinced, but my past […]

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Digging Up the Seed Root of Bitterness

How do can you recognize bitterness? Do you ever walk away from an unpleasant encounter and replay it in your brain? Are your snappy retorts more clever and pointed in your mind the second time than what you actually said? Can you imagine more ameanable responses from that person you just mentally pinned to the wall when you […]

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