Tagged: sin

  • Giving Birth To Sin: James 1:14-15

    “14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death” (James 1:14-15). With the world, I grieve over the latest actions by ISIS–more than 120 people killed in Paris .  Shortly before …[ read more ]

  • It’s Time to be Intolerant

    I will climb out on the proverbial limb and utter an obscene word: intolerance.  I’ll make the word worse. Sometimes it’s good. Take for example smoking. When I first began teaching, smoke swirled around my classroom. I asked for an air purifier and got this teeny little machine that had minimal effect on my air …[ read more ]

  • God’s GPS–Not Society’s

    Garmin GPS riderview (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) After a fabulous sister-date where we brought my niece to see Santa in July, Janine and I headed back to Malone from the North Pole in Wilmington. Unfortunately, the road home was closed, so we had to rely on my Garmin. It got me lost. My sister took out …[ read more ]

  • Being a Hummingbird: So You Think You Can Conquer Sin.

    The hummingbirds buzz around our porch making it hazardous to step outside. I have to remember, they’re like bats. They swoop and hover and do their thing. Rarely do they hit you. However, they have bravado. Our cats, Allora and Ciao, love to watch them. They sit at the open window and study the birds. One …[ read more ]

  • Sin Is a Jack Pine

    Jack Pine. Pine cone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Years ago, I fell in love–my first love as a Christian, so I let down every self-preserving defense I had put in place against heartache. I had prayed. Fleeces had been place. God gave me two thumbs up. This love was a go. Unfortunately, six weeks after our …[ read more ]