Christian Perfection: A Personal Story

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by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserI am sure you have seen the bumper sticker I am not Perfect Just Forgiven. The Christian driver of the car is warning you ahead of time that he plans to drive like a non-Christian. As he cuts you off in traffic or changes lanes without a blinker, just remember he is not perfect, but, he is forgiven. I am quite certain that there are no perfect people. I have met some great examples of human character, but given enough time they will always show that their feet are made of clay. In the human realm, perfection does not exist and it seems quite clear to me that perfection does not exist in the spiritual realm … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Because It’s Always Satan If You’re Having A Bad Day/Week/Month?

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by Christie Elkins from For Every Mom - This is What Happens When Satan Steals Your MotherhoodEditor's note: Because you cannot just be having a bad day or week, it's always Satan stealing in to take your motherhood or whatever. There is simply too much blaming normal things happening on a deity that may or may not exist. Somehow they never seem to 'get' that if you put this much pressure on yourself to do something perfectly it's bound to go haywire the minute real life intrudes. It's not some devil working when you forget a pair of underwear in the bathroom for a week, it's simply the sign of a mind overburdened worrying about other more important things. Having spilled Lil' Friskies … [Read more...]

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She Deserved My Undeterred Love

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by Joe Sands cross posted from his blog Incongruous CircumspectionTrigger warning: Sexual contentThe day was sweltering hot in the two room studio apartment. The air conditioning, rusting in it's metal encasement, rattled and whined, trying to keep up with the radiant heat of the asphalt coming in the back window. The room smelled slightly, as it always did, of a small gas leak from the old, olive green, stove on the east wall. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: The World Aborts the Imperfect?

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by Anna Higgins from the Family Research Council blog - Chasing Perfection Perfection is a ghost. Many of us pursue it all our lives in our own strength, only to find it unattainable. We keep our faults hidden and run from those who are less than our image of “perfection.” This attitude can be deadly. … [Read more...]

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