Tag Archives: Repentance

A Heart Like Mine

Praise and thanksgiving for my good deeds can quite easily lead to thinking I’m good enough all on my own I don’t need God’s mercy Comparing myself to the evil all around me can inflate my self-esteem just the same … Continue reading

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The Gospel Misunderstood

Today is going to be Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub (I think). At any rate, I wrote this for Open Link Night. It was inspired by several conversations I’ve had lately—some in real life and some online. So … Continue reading

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Ash and Sackcloth

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. It is somber holiday when we are called to consider our sinful nature and our need for a savior. As a result, it tends not to be the most popular of holidays, … Continue reading

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He Paved the Way – A Poem

John the Baptist did not care What people thought of his wild hair Repent and be baptized his hue and cry Messiah is coming, His kingdom is nigh John the Baptist lost his head But because of Jesus he is … Continue reading

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True Regret Leads to Victory

The other day I was thinking about why Christians sometimes continue to struggle with sinful behavior when Jesus has given us the power to overcome by His Holy Spirit living in us. I pondered writing a blog post about this … Continue reading

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Out of the Heart

I know that we are not supposed to judge others (see Luke 6:37), and that only God is able to see into the heart of a man (see 1 Samuel 16:7). But right after command us to not judge, Jesus … Continue reading

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God Desires What Is Best for Us

Our wonderful youth minister Colie offered the sermon for our Ash Wednesday service this past week because our terrific Pastor Dave was busy moving his whole family here to Oregon from North Dakota. During the sermon Colie shared an illustration that … Continue reading

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Mad Is Easier than Sad

As we enter the Lenten season, and I ponder the sins I struggle with, a thought occurred to me that encapsulates my struggle: mad is easier than sad. In other words, when someone hurts me and I feel sad, it … Continue reading

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Lent – A Poem

For Thankful Thursday today, this first Thursday in Lent, I decided I just want to post a simple poem about how thankful I am for this season that draws our focus towards Christ. LENT Lamb of God, slain for me … Continue reading

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To Repent in Ashes and Sackcloth

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season of Lent. If you are interested in the history of Ash Wednesday, check out the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church website. The focus of Lent is often on giving up something, … Continue reading

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