“Do we still reap for all past sins if we are forgiven?”
This question was emailed to me by one of our regular readers, Brenda, back in September and it got put on the back burner during our Fall travels. Since it’s such a good question, one that others can profit from, I’m offering a public answer. Continue reading
The power of sin to hold us captive is like the story of little Johnny visiting his grandparents on their farm.
Johnny was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced shooting rocks, but he could never hit the target. Discouraged, he headed back inside for lunch.
As he returned to his grandma’s backyard, he spied her pet duck. Impulsively he took aim and hit the duck square in the head and killed it. Johnny panicked and hid the duck in the woodpile, only to look up and see his sister, Sally, watching. Continue reading
Yesterday I received a recorded phone call with a very serious message. I was told the IRS had a warrant for my arrest. Then I was instructed to stay on the line to talk to an agent and receive instructions of what to do.
I laughed. And hung up. I knew it was a scam. But I thought some of my facebook friends would enjoy hearing about it. Predictably it elicited some funny responses and wonderful advice. Continue reading
Although it may be fictitious, the story is told of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, who pulled a clever, but cruel practical joke on 12 of the best known men in England.
He anonymously wrote a short, unsigned telegram with six simple words: “All is discovered. Flee at once.” Continue reading
Several years ago the San Diego Union newspaper ran an amusing story about two men on trial for armed robbery. The robbery wasn’t funny. But what occurred in court was more than amusing.
An eye-witness took the stand and the prosecutor got up to begin his questioning. First he asked the eyewitness, “You were at the scene of the robbery?” Continue reading
Robert Jeffress wrote in his fine book “Choose your Attitudes, Change your Life” “Guilt is one of the most debilitating of human emotions. It wreaks destruction in our relationships and our spiritual lives. It is also a major cause of depression”
Jeffress is right. Guilt accuses. Guilt condemns. Guilt convicts. Guilt is mentally draining. Physically demanding. And spiritually disastrous. Continue reading