1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (ESV) This is easily the most misunderstood and misused verse in the New Testament. Without a doubt the evangelical conservative western church pounds people with a perverse fear of a … Continue reading We need more confessing!
This month Alancetotheheart is two years old. Wow what a journey it has been. 342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same. That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the "great defender of God's … Continue reading Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!
Do you love dogs? (If you read the last post you probably think I have a zoo for a house or am trying to open a pet shop) I love dogs. I think that their self-sacrificial love for us is astounding. Sometimes you meet a dog that maybe doesn't really like people but usually there … Continue reading Dogs and cages
I am actually so excited to write this post I pray the message comes across and not my giddy joy of freedom! Why am I like this for a post? I believe so much of our life in Christ is breaking down the walls of fallen human wisdom. Jesus calls it the world. That same … Continue reading Who not Why…Ananias and Sapphira
In the last post, "Zuzu's Petals," I used a familiar story to talk about how perspective is so important. When we see something or experience something we have an opinion, always. It is highly probable that what we think we know is only part of the story. Our minds will fill in the blanks based … Continue reading Abram and Sarai Petals