Category Archives: sin

LABELS – TRUE OR FALSE?

Many of us remember reading this book in our teen years. I’m not sure why it was required reading. Maybe it was a way of discouraging promiscuous behavior. Maybe it should be put on the reading list again. The book … Continue reading

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DIRTY WINDOWS

We have some major construction going on just a short distance from our home. A major highway, which is within earshot of our backyard is being remade to accommodate for the increase in traffic. The construction is on its second … Continue reading

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IN THE GARDEN

When we started our humble garden at the house we bought almost six years ago, I had lamented the fact that it lacked the beautiful garden we left at our old house. So, we began building some new ones. As … Continue reading

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THROW BACK THURSDAY – PERPETUITY

Perpetuity is one of those words we don’t make a lot of use of, but it’s one that should be brought forth again from time to time. It means timeless – eternal – everlasting – forever – to infinity and … Continue reading

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SECRETS

We are all sinners. We live in the shadow of our first parents, Adam and Eve and therefore cannot escape the wages of sin, which is death. I think when we know God provided us with the perfect solution for … Continue reading

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DEATH HAS LOST ITS STING

Within our most desperate hours, when shadows fill the air, When life is strangled from our souls, when nothing thrives in there, We may see Satan’s work at hand, destruction and dispair, But God provides the answers now, with just … Continue reading

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WILL GOD’S PATIENCE EVER RUN OUT?

In preparing to write my post for the day, I’ve spent the last hour fighting with my computer.  I sometimes believe the devil resides within this communication icon.  It was only an hour before I lost my patience. Our patience in … Continue reading

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SECRETS & LIES

In our world today, I think you would have to possess nerves of steel – be completely into yourself – believe you’re above reproach – have a spotless past – and possess a bit of insanity, to enter the political arena today.  The … Continue reading

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SIN

I read an article yesterday pertaining to words Christians use, which most folks don’t understand – words like sanctification, justification, redemption and little words like behold, blessings and sin.  These words apparently aren’t on the minds of those in the … Continue reading

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ALL HALLOWS EVE

It’s Halloween and soon the streets will be filled with all sorts of little ghosts and goblins begging for candy.  Chances are they have no great need for the treats, but they love this tradition of dressing up and having … Continue reading

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AUTUMN CRUD

This is my favorite time of year.  The trees are splendidly dressed in their most brilliant colors, the air is crisp and clean, and I even got married in September.  One of the side effects of this season for me … Continue reading

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OLD RAGS

I’ve been sorting through crates of costumes that were packed away in our garage for the past year.  Before we moved, I didn’t realize I would have no further use for these things, so they were sealed up and made … Continue reading

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ANGER & MALICE & RAGE, OH MY!

When we moved to Minneapolis in 1973, we were thrilled to be living in a “big” city that maintained good values – had an amazing art community – was a beautiful metropolis and still had a home town feel to … Continue reading

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I DIG DIRT

Ever since I was little I had a close attachment with dirt.  I loved making mud pies. I enjoyed digging for worms.  There was something about squishing your fingers through the moist soil in search of buried treasure or who knows what.  … Continue reading

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PINTEREST PERFECT?

Don’t you just checking out Pinterest for creative ideas?  Doesn’t everyone have stuff like this on their mantle or dining room table for the Easter holiday?  So many times we hope things will be Pinterest perfect in our lives.  We … Continue reading

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SIT DOWN, YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE BOAT

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of directing a high school production of “Guys & Dolls.”  The story is about an itinerate gambler who makes anything into a bet.  He has been challenged to approach Sergeant Sarah Brown, from the … Continue reading

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WHAT DO I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?

We started this year with a total re-evaluation of our lives when my husband experienced a small stroke last December.  Where was our focus?  What mattered in our life?  Why were we working so hard?  Why were we living in a house … Continue reading

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THE MOTHER OF HUMANITY

This series pertains to Jesus’ lineage and the women who played a part in it.  I do not claim to be a theologian, but as a dramatist and writer I believe that the Bible is full of stories about average and … Continue reading

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DESTRUCTION FROM WITHIN

“Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or … Continue reading

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DOES CHURCH MAKE YOU PERFECT?

  Many think that they’re above reproach or no longer considered sinful if they simply attend church.  Many are also there because they feel safe from the world outside.  Some even use church as a place to compensate for the sins … Continue reading

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