fair weather Christianity

Forms of False Christianity: Part 6 – Fair Weather Christianity

"Trying on" Jesus. If He makes your life "better" (i.e. more comfortable), then you'll keep Him. Once the going gets rough, you try something else. And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, … Continue reading Forms of False Christianity: Part 6 – Fair Weather Christianity

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Read Through the Bible – Day #86 – John Chapter 18

    Judas Betrays Jesus When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. Judas then, having received the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #86 – John Chapter 18

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Bottle of Tears

My body and soul wither in pain As they bear the weight of worldwide shame. Greed, murder, abuse, and lies Permeate the world beneath the skies. Screams of fright, ghostly whispers Travel through my mental rivers My heart with indignation quivers While my soul in chilling heartache shivers. Innocent lives, destroyed every day - Silent … Continue reading Bottle of Tears

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Regrets

It eats away at your soul, your mind, your heart, your flesh. It whispers words of condemnation in your ear. It gnaws at your effectiveness, sanity, and stamina. It grows with age, spreads with rage, and fills every page. Regret. You know it well. Like the ghost of one who has passed from this life … Continue reading Regrets

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Unwanted

In all transparency, today has felt somewhat like a journey into Hell. Relational/friendship stuff, unexpected tax issues (a notice from the IRS, which turned out to be fairly benign - but required my time to address), and painful remarks from a family member (who does not want me around at all right now) made a … Continue reading Unwanted

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Tapestry

Life is but a Weaving (by Corrie ten Boom) My life is but a weaving Between my God and me. I cannot choose the colors He weaveth steadily. Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow; And I in foolish pride Forget He sees the upper And I the underside. Not ’til the loom is silent And the … Continue reading Tapestry