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Are you in or are you out?

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Clawing my way out of a black hole . . .of my own making

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“I’m sorry”–now a “Christian” cliche

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Thou shalt love the Lord how much?

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Happy DEpendence Day

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The best stress relievers. Guaranteed.

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I couldn’t survive without my G.P.S.

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What is your EQ–Your expectation quotient?

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Must we confess our sins to be forgiven?

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How to pick the right religion

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The majestic, simple Gospel

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What’s your TQ–your Trust Quotient?

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I deleted a post

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Where Is The Church Headed?

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Where will you go when you die?

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Why forgive?

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Why do you read your Bible?

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How do we get right with God?

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God’s free gift of grace, to me, is. . .

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God answered critical Tucson prayer.

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Why can’t we understand “free”?

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My inevitable but necessary 31-day sabbatical has ended. I am home. I will publish my next “For His Glory” post on Wednesday, May 17.

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The other cheek

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Living under the other shoe

shoe dropFor years I toiled under the weight of a “works” oriented salvation. I believed that to please God I had to work to earn His favor and His grace. When  I did good things I believed my deeds were pleasing to God and, for the moment, I had gained His favor. But, when I sinned (and I did.  A lot) I believed, even when I repented, God would make me pay with some consequence or retribution.  I considered it, “Waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

It was a miserable way to live. I went about my day trying to figure out what the
shoe would be. Would it hurt? Would it drop when I least expected it? Would it drop when I was enjoying pleasant times? Would it drop on my friends? When it dropped would my friends abandon me? Would it grieve me or cause me emotional pain? Would I suffer?

Then in August, 2000, I learned my true identity in Christ. God showed me His grace and taught me I didn’t have to pay for any or all the sins I committed. He told me, “They’re all already paid for. Stop waiting for that shoe and let me show you how much I love you.”

I’ve never worried about that shoe again.

 

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It won’t get any better