Tag Archives: forgiveness

Friend of Sinners

I have seen myself as the prodigal for two years. But I also need to be the father. Continue reading

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No Condemnation

Some days I am the Pharisee, some days I am the crowd, but often, I am the woman, waiting to be condemned. Continue reading

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Proving Repentance

One by one, we gathered in the mountains, robbed of cell service and internet access. Our differences were easy to spot. Different ages, different professions, different races. We had the coffee drinkers and the tea drinkers. Those who worked with … Continue reading

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Believing the Right Words

I’m playing piano in church again. I feel like there’s probably a more artful way to build up to that statement, but the truth is, I’m just kind of giddy about it. Church music is where I most connect with … Continue reading

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Embracing Shame

At some point in the past year, I became addicted to shame. I’ve neve been a huge fan of the Jonathan Edwards ideology where I am no more than a spider that God is dangling over the fires of hell. … Continue reading

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Casting Cares and Laying Down Burdens

I was sitting on an old towel covering up the sticks and leaves of the woods seminar at Creation ’88. The mosquitos were out in full force as we took shelter from the late June sun under the trees. The speaker … Continue reading

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Cankles and Fragile Joy

It’s just 9:30 in the morning, and I can already tell that by the time I get home tonight after teaching, my ankles are going to disappear into my calves. They’re not swollen yet, but it’s coming. Because when you’re … Continue reading

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