Confession and Grace

This morning at church we spent a fair bit of time talking about what confession-of-sin is, and it’s place in a Christian’s life. One of the passages we used was 1 John 1:8-10:  If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and…

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When My Heart is Overwhelmed

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. ~ Psalm 61:2 (KJV) When my heart is overwhelmed… 1). I remember that others have been EXACTLY where I am at right now.   2). And I remember that they have overcome, in many cases in much more dire circumstances.    3). I remember that "life to the full" is lived on the edge, in the wild,…

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