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Let Me Not Be Ashamed

“Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses! Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins. Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my soul, and..

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Owning Our Language

Did I even mean that? I’ve been thinking about prayer lately, and conversation in general, and I’m struck by how many phrases we use without ever really owning them.  By “owning them” I mean understanding their meaning so well that we feel powerfully confident using them.  It can be a confidence born of discipline and..

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Think It, Post It..

So, whilst driving today, I was pondering the Rodney King thing — why we all can’t get along.  (We had major sales today, but there are a few bloody-fanged progressive teachers I fancy I could calm down with a simple chat).  Maybe.  Maybe not.  It’s difficult for a secular humanist to hear, but the root..

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Chuck Baldwin, So Completely Pure..

..He smells downright sour Chuck Baldwin appears to be getting tripped up in his long robes and ideological hand-washing rituals.  I’m fairly certain he’s out there right now trying to find someone to scourge for healing on the Sabbath. I have distant memories of a fellow who once called out wicked policies in high places..

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