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Luther on Psalm 51:3

Psalm 51:3  3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

“God is the God of the humble, the afflicted, and the poor who acknowledge that they are sinners and fear God in such a way that they hope still more in His mercy…  If, therefore, you acknowledge that you have sin, if you tremble, if you are troubled by a feeling of God’s wrath and by horror of God’s judgment and of hell, then have confidence.  

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I Wish I Had A Bone to Gnaw (a poem about other people's opinions)

I like to write poetry, for fun, and it helps me to get certain ideas onto paper. One of those ideas that I was struggling with is the idea of worrying about other people’s judgments and thoughts. 171 more words

Writing

How Not to Be Lame - pt. 1

Remember back when it was cool to judge? I’m talkin’ 1950’s Leave it to Beaver judging! Back when you were unequivocally justified in shunning someone simply because they adorned a checked plaid patterned suit instead of a solid black or charcoal? 794 more words

Judgement

St. Seraphim of Sarov: One should not oppose authorities . . .

“One should not oppose authorities who act for good, so as not to sin before God and be subjected to His just chastisement: Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves… 21 more words

Sayings From Saints, Elders, And Fathers

Dicing with death

In the last few weeks I have been in the suburbs and city centre of Glasgow and there is one alarming fact that really makes me quite angry. 359 more words

General Stuff

Broadway Meets Bikram, Lessons from Yoga

In my last post I mentioned, this past weekend, I took one of the best Bikram (hot yoga) classes I have ever taken. Let’s talk about that… 377 more words

Same Struggle, Different Difference

When I saw this badge in a bookshop, I simply had to have it! It so aptly sums up the discrimination that goes on in this world every single day – so beautifully sheds light on the state of things. 259 more words

Spirituality