Category Archives: sin

THE CHECK THAT MATTERS

I’ve been listening to William Cowper’s hymn from the mid 1700s, “O for a Closer Walk with God.” Third verse  is not something we want to sing. “Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins … Continue reading

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LITTLE SERPENTS DRAG ME DOWN

“There it is.  The apple tree.  I’m dragged to despair again.” Ever since the day she had fallen into the trap of Satan, the serpents nestled in her head; she was numb with regret.  “Doesn’t it look beautiful?” was the … Continue reading

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LIFE ON A DOWNHILL SLOPE

I’m a Family Feud fan.  Steve Harvey is the best.  But I’m uneasy as the first question is asked.   It often begins, “We asked a hundred women…”  Whatever the rest of the question is, it often leaves an opening for … Continue reading

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FORGIVEN SINS ARE GONE

The book “Then Sings My Soul” (Robert Morgan) has a selection on the origin of the hymn “Whiter Than Snow.” He cites various analogies used in Scriptures to describe God’s forgiveness of sins.   Read, meditate, and enjoy these: “Micah 7:19 … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR PRICE (Part 5)

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH For a few days I’ve been talking about what one will “sell out” for. Let me change the thought to what will one “hold out” for. I saw a beautiful blonde on a talk show.. She … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR PRICE? (Part 4)

  A TEST I ALMOST FLUNKED! In my school I had a reputation of being an outstanding teacher, respected by administration, parents, teachers, and students. I was lead teacher, assigned to committees, in charge when the principle was gone, all … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR PRICE (Part 3)

Let me tell a story on myself. You can tell it was a long time ago – tank full of gas for under $20! As usual I was in a hurry. I had to get to where I was going … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE PRICE? (Part 2)

The multi-millionaire swaggers up to the beautiful red head, and says, “Would you spend the weekend with me at the Hilton for a million dollars?” With her best alluring smile she answered, “Oh, yes, that sounds so divine!” He said, … Continue reading

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WHAT’S YOUR PRICE? (Part 1)

    On the water refill booth in Walmart  I saw eight plastic sealing strips off water bottles.  I guess someone pulled the strips off eight gallons of water, then told the cashier he/she was buying refills. Maybe there was … Continue reading

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HOW SIN AFFECTS ME

Consider William Cowper’s hymn from the mid 1700s, “O for a Closer Walk with God.” The third verse surely is not something we can get excited about. “Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins … Continue reading

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