Boromir the Abuser

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In my current rereading of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, I have just completed The Fellowship of the Ring and am beginning The Two Towers.  This is the point at which the fellowship is broken, with parties going different directions … Continue reading

Why I Speak Out

I am a Christian.  I believe the Bible is the inspired word of God.  I prescribe to a literal, conservative interpretation of God’s word.  I love studying biblical covenants, and find a deep richness of covenant references throughout the Bible.  I view covenant as a common thread woven through both testaments, tying promises in Genesis to prophecies in Revelation.  I often describe our God as a covenant God for Whom all interactions with mankind are based on covenant.  Covenant relationships and the keeping of covenant vows are a very big deal to me.

So why does someone, with my background and convictions, write posts titled “Divorce is Sin…Says Who?”  “Free to Remarry,” and “The It-Takes-Two Lie”?

I have been accused, by people who don’t know my story, of trying to justify the divorce of my first marriage… Click HERE to continue.

I am guest-blogging today, at http://danerickson.net/ [LINK BROKEN…Dan started over on his blog.  So I have reposted on my own blog and redirected the links]  Won’t you join me here?

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Light of the World

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Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life. (John 8:12) Light!  What is light? Is light energy?  … Continue reading

Disqualified by Whom?

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Many people in today’s church hold an erroneous view, that “anyone who has ever experienced divorce is forever disqualified from consideration for a church leadership role.” This myth goes hand-in-hand with other unbiblical church myths related to divorce. If we … Continue reading

Just a Trace

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Resting my Kindle on the fold-down tray-top, I gazed out the plane window. I absentmindedly watched the earth drift lazily by, while pondering the words I had just read.  At several thousand feet above the ground, my mind was a … Continue reading

The Lee of the Storm

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Last week, my family and I monitored the news channels as we watched Hurricane Isaac crawl north across Louisiana, leaving flooding and wind destruction in its wake. This wasn’t our first time preparing for a storm to hit.  Living in … Continue reading

Missed God’s Plan?

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I hugged my two youngest daughters good-bye, and kissed them each. Then, I turned quickly to leave, before they could see the tears in my eyes.  Driving away from their mother’s house, the tears spilled down my cheeks. A few … Continue reading

A Long Weary Ride

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Sweat poured down my face and every muscle quivered with exhaustion as I strained to push the bicycle pedal down one more time…then shifted to push the other pedal down yet again.  Twenty miles into a 26 mile mountain bike trek … Continue reading

Garden Musings

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A start-up tomato plant has sprouted up amongst the cantaloupe, an unintended planting from last year’s harvest.  When a vegetable grows unbidden in the wrong part of the garden, does that make it a weed?  I’m not sure.  I think I’ll … Continue reading

Seeing God’s Heart

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Do you remember these stereogram three-dimensional images that were popular back in the 90’s?  They’re a lot of fun! I used to have a calendar with a new image for each day.  I started each work day by viewing the … Continue reading