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God answered critical Tucson prayer.

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Why can’t we understand “free”?

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Grape Expectations

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A tale of two Bibles

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I can do some things through Christ who strengthens me.

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Laughter is good medicine

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Do I have to draw you a picture?

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The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

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What’s your FQ? your faith quotient?

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What’s your WQ–Winning Quotient?

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A book of discipline

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Riddle: What is full when it’s empty?

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Failure in 2017

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Banging on the door

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What Will You Celebrate This Christmas?

“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the tribes of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.”  Micah 5:2

Even in the Old Testament we read signs of the coming of Christ. The Old Testament signs even today give us cause for Continue reading

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Have A “Mary” Christmas

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Do humans get a pass on sin?

Is it okay for people to sin just because they’re human? What do you think?

How many times have we heard people who get caught committing sin announce, “I’m only human.” Why yes, we are. All of us are “humans”. We’re mortal. Politicians claim membership as humans with a flair of confidence after they’ve been caught in sin. Admitting they’re “human” seems to justify all manner of transgressions, to them anyway.

Paul reminds us in Romans 3:23 all (all us humans) have sinned and fall sort of the glory of God.

But does admitting we’re human when we sin give us a pass? Does our human condition make it okay? Where’s the remorse? Where’s the repentance? Where’s the accountability? Does being human justify sinning? Can we justify our sins by simply admitting we’re human?

We can be justified, but not by anything we say or do.  We are justified by the precious blood of Jesus on the cross. His priceless blood supplies the only justification for our sins. Not anything from or by us. It is only Jesus and his blood on the cross that justifies the sins of us humans who have a personal relationship with Him.

Let’s replace, “I’m only human” with “It is against You, and You only, that I have sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so You are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. from Psalm 51.

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Let go (of what?) and let God

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A Ford and The Father

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Bobby Kennedy’s speech on Martin Luther King’s assassination

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Sometimes helping loved ones grow up is painful.

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Chained to the past

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“I wish I hadn’t done that.”

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Break the law. Oh, Please, break the law

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The day my daughter learned to trust me