Resting Up

I was going to go see Bishop Willimon speak at FUMC Huntsville tonight, but I’ve decided that I need to conserve some energy. As it is, I’ll be at MUMC every other night this week with Holy Week activities, and it doesn’t look like I’ll be able take Good Friday off from work as I’d… Continue reading Resting Up

Forgiveness Received

The great thing about forgiveness is not just the act, but that the act pushes us forward towards mending and harboring relationships. I did get the forgiveness that I sought last night, and I’m fully aware that I have an opportunity coming up in my life for a far larger dollop of forgiveness from, unfortunately,… Continue reading Forgiveness Received

Self-Reflected

Whoever noticed that we so often are angered by attributes in ourselves that we don’t like expressed by others was quite correct. I blew up today at a person I barely know over a slight that he didn’t seem to intend. There was definitely miscommunication on both sides, but what set me off was a… Continue reading Self-Reflected

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On Humility

This week’s study focus in Harnish’s Living With the Mind of Christ is about humility, and … that just hits home with me. Harnish discusses the subject in a number of ways, things that I’m still unpacking at this point and hope to make time to write about later this week. The key thing that… Continue reading On Humility

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A Working Theory on Homosexuality

As many heterosexual Christians do, I struggle with concepts relating to homosexuality. For one, it seems pretty clear that God believes that homosexuality is immoral and a sin. But on the other hand, you have the proclamations of many homosexuals that they feel born into their homosexuality and feel as if they have no choice.… Continue reading A Working Theory on Homosexuality

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When We Forget

Randall Goodgame writes on the changes that happen to us when we forget Jesus: If I am honest about the state of my mind when I forget about Jesus, I don’t like what I see. I worry, I flirt with temptations, I lose my temper, I lie, I cheat, I am threatened by all of… Continue reading When We Forget

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Giving Myself Grace

I think that, when I slip up, one of the reasons I wallow in sin a while is because I just tend to be pretty hard on myself. Given that I grew up in the 1980s, I heard the “To whom much is given, much is expected” bit all the time as a “gifted kid”.… Continue reading Giving Myself Grace

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Back to the Grind

I’m finally back home. I’m looking forward to get back in the swing of things, and chief among them is back to studying, learning, and sharing.

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Off the Wagon

Well, I figured that traveling was going to be too much for me in terms of keeping up with my Lenten sacrifice. While I’ve probably focused too much on that in the last 24 hours, I’m also quite aware that I’ve not cut out time to study. Mind you, as I sit here in the… Continue reading Off the Wagon

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