Category Archives: Forgiveness

God Made Me This Way

“God made me this way!” “Really!  Do you really believe God made you a grumpy, self-centered, impatient clod?” … the conversation paused. Now, I would understand if someone who believes in evolution and unintelligent design said this.   I would also pity … Continue reading

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What is your experience of God’s grace?

It seemed like a simple enough question, but I was clueless as to how to answer.  I was 22, had grown up in the church, and was at Princeton Seminary preparing for ministry. It was a question which I had … Continue reading

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Real Christians Laugh

Then our mouth was filled with laughter,  and our tongue with shouts of joy. Psalm 126:2 Christians are not known for promoting laughter. Sarah laughed at God when He told her that she would give birth to a child in … Continue reading

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Unforgotten Yet Forgiven

We have a strange illusion that time cancels sin,  but time does nothing either to the fact  or to the guilt of a sin. (1) The blessing of time is that it dulls and whitewashes the memory of many sins. … Continue reading

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Should You Confess?

“Confession is one of God’s ways of strengthening us in our faith.” (1) I have always found confession to be a humbling experience.  Thus, when I read Hannah Smith’s declaration that confession strengthens our faith, I took pause. My aversion to confession is … Continue reading

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