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A Different Take on Forgiveness, Repentance, and Really Putting Yourself Out There

“If your neighbor sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.” —…

Pro-Choice because no Woman should EVER Face what Angie Carder Suffered.

I originally wrote about this in 2012, but wanted to update it given our present political climate. When I was living in Washington, D.C., I was part of a women’s group that joined with the ACLU and the family of Angie Carder to petition…

Old Testament Rules about Owls

We have had a Barred Owl visit us several times in the middle of the night recently. She must be resting on our bedroom window ledge, 35 feet above the ground, because the sound is deafening as well as scary.  The first night we…

Magic or Social Justice?

Why has the following story been preserved for thousands of years? Are we being taught some ancient ritual to “magically” retrieve items from a river? Probably not. Stick with me though . . .  there is actually a message in this story about how…

God’s Special Protection for Bald-headed Men?

Elisha, the ancient Old Testament prophet, was headed out of town, when a big gang of small boys came out of the village and jeered at him yelling, “Go away bald-head! Go away!” (2 Kings 2:23). What happens next is really awful.  Elisha, this…

An Enormous Smelly Ruler

In Judges 3:12-26, there is a really odd story. As you read the synopsis below, see if you can figure out why it might be included in the Bible. I have been baffled for a long time! God had stopped protecting Israel because they…

Notre Dame’s Rooster

Peter said to Jesus… “I will never desert you.” Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” Peter said to him, “Even though I must die with you, I will not…

 What is the good news?

Since Easter is approaching, I have been thinking about this “good news” that Jesus preached — a message that got him in so much trouble that the religious people of his day had him killed. I have come to believe that contemporary Christianity mostly gets…

A Cup, a Time of Trial, and a Prayer

On the night of Jesus’ arrest a cup, a time of trial, and a prayer merge. About the cup . . . At the Passover dinner Jesus said, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood” (Luk…

Of Devils, Demons, and Fallen Angels

Quick Announcement… For anyone living near Tucker… I am going to be at the DCPL Local Author Expo today Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library – 5234 LaVista Road – Tucker, GA 30084.  Stop by if you can! Jesus said…