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Category: sin

February 23, 2021
Sinning with the Saints

In the wake of the latest celebrity scandal, this one involving the late Ravi Zacharias, one of the more social media common refrains has been, “but David!” The reasoning goes something like this: If David could catastrophically sin, so could Zacharias. If David could be forgiven, so too could Zacharias. If David, sinner that he […]

July 31, 2012
Worse Than Being Pursued

For everyone who has ever doubted the force of His love, this is for you. Very few things have ever really "changed my life." This is one of them. From a sermon on Communion, this is Kierkegaard: "'Love (Christ's love) covers a multitude of sins.' "And is it not true that you have felt that, […]

June 5, 2012
Half-muttered Prayers and Redeeming Grace

Two weeks ago my hands raced ahead of my thoughts, trying to prepare for vacation. The kids were going to camp and my husband and I, alone for the first time in seventeen years, had decided to take a trip. Plans were duly laid and tasks were soon assigned. Then came a rash of irritations […]

April 27, 2012
The Underestimated God

From my friend Petra at This Good Steward, a link  to an incredible message by Ligon Duncan. For anyone who (like me) has experienced darkness and doubt -- sheer depression and the "why God?!" that billows from an overtaxed soul, there is comfort (and hope!) for you. The Underestimated God : Together for the Gospel […]

April 25, 2012

I love, love, love this poem from Petra at The Good Steward... Undress Me Undress me, remove my pretending reveal the real me the worm though wee in appearance is bigger even than Goliath and fiercer than a thousand restless winds when it's left alone with its sins its petty sins its pretty sins its spectacular […]

November 4, 2011
A Song Strangely Out of Sync

Piling into the car the other day, my daughter reached for the dial on the radio. Tuning to one of her favorite radio stations, she began to sing along. Admittedly, I am not particularly fond of most of what passes for Christian music these days, but this time I was struck by the repeated references […]