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Beauty, Sex and Babies, and what Augustine got wrong...

In the words of Mick Jagger: “Augustine knew temptation. He knew women wine and song, and all the special pleasures of doing something wrong.”

And then he repented. 2,222 more words

Journeys In Ministry

Misconceptions About Desire and Temptation (James 1:14-15)

Some of the response to our previous article about Same Sex Attraction revealed that many people misunderstand what James 1:14-15 is saying, and, in fact, some even seem to have a Roman Catholic understanding of desire and temptation. 1,646 more words


Word Wednesday.



Concupiscence, noun: strong desire; especially: sexual desire.

Concupiscent, adjective.

(14th Century)

It wasn’t like an apple, or any crisp fruit, where you might sink your teeth in and lever a piece away from the orb. 65 more words


Saturday after Passion Sunday.

On the Crucifixion of Our Lord.


My God, I firmly believe that Thou art here present. I acknowledge that on account of my many sins I am utterly unworthy to appear before Thy sacred countenance. 1,547 more words

Lent Devotions

Word of the day

Concupiscence – lust;  desire of the lower appetite, especially sexual,  contrary to reason; indwelling sin.


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To be honest, I am not going to complete my challenge.  Twelve blogs was just too lofty a goal with everything else going on.  I probably should have just challenged myself to eat twelve Taco Time burritos, or touch twelve breasts, or cause twelve people to gasp aloud due to a timely cloud of flatulence. 459 more words


Romans 7 Prayer: Released from the Law

Through the body of Christ I have died to the Law, enabling me to bear the fruit of the Spirit. When I lived under the Law, I could only live in the flesh and all my efforts would lead to death. 138 more words