Christ’s Love is a Choice!

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[Reposted from March 2012, with minor edits] And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but … Continue reading

The Great Divorce

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[Reposted from April 2012, with minor edits] Pharaoh cut a covenant with Joseph in a ceremony described in Genesis 41:39-45. All subjects of a kingdom are in blood covenant with the king, but the ceremony described and the resulting relationship … Continue reading

Take a Stand!

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A recent post on Intentionally Yours blog exhorts Take a Stand: Divorce is Not the Answer!  Similarly, Will Davis Junior recently posted Hey Christians, It’s Time to Take Divorce Off the Table! and Always Learning recently posted For Those Pondering … Continue reading

Born of a Virgin ~ Part 2

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In Part 1 of this two-part post, we looked at two reasons Jesus was born of a virgin: 1) to demonstrate that Jesus is the Christ; and 2) to illustrate how Jesus would deliver His people from Sheol, the place … Continue reading

Christmas Mourning

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Reposted (with minor updates) from December, 2012.  This holiday season I am especially praying for my mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and children, as we each struggle to process the myriad of emotions related to my father going home to … Continue reading

Covenant Abuse

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I am reposting this from about a year ago (with minor edits). October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, intended to raise awareness.  Would that we could all remain constantly aware and determine to stand for justice and against abuse. …to … Continue reading

Gandalf on Sovereign Plans

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Near the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf the Grey has a very frank discussion with Frodo, in which he explains much of the history and nature of The Ring of Power.  Within this conversation, Tolkien sets the … Continue reading

Boromir’s Remorse

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In my last post, Boromir the Abuser, we took a closer look at Boromir of Gondor, a character from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  We discussed how Boromir’s status as a mighty warrior and hero of Gondor … 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?

[Linked to God Bumps , Scribing , WIP , Graceful , Wellspring ]

 

Covenant Abuse

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…to love, honor, and cherish, from this day forward, so long as we both shall live… The solemnity and vision of those sacred marriage vows still raise my head a little higher and leave me in a reflective mood every … Continue reading