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Noticeable Change?

People complain. Some complain a lot, and some complain a little. No matter the frequency, everyone complains. Even those shaking their heads as they read this muttering, “I never complain,” complain at times. It is part of the human condition, … Continue reading

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Watching You

No one can truly know another’s heart. We try, but as humans we simply do not have that ability. For that reason, we are often confused or disappointed by family and friends. This can be especially true of children. Children … Continue reading

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Big on Crosses

As chronicled in “Flawed Messengers” and other works, AnOldSinner once had a problem with those who called themselves Christian. This was partially due to experiences in a particularly conservative branch of Christianity as a child and young adult. The pastors … Continue reading

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Saltwater Gospel?

Inspiration is a strange beast. One never knows what will cause it to catch one’s attention. At times, it seems to spring out of nowhere and grab one by the throat like a lion. At other times, it slips up … Continue reading

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What! Me Worry

AnOldSinner’s church pride’s itself on being “Monday morning relevant.” That means messages from the pulpit are designed to give congregants information they can use to live in the world while focusing on their relationship with Christ. One way to accomplish … Continue reading

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A Blind Eye

Several years ago AnOldSinner wrote a piece entitled “Seeking Excuses.” Basically, it was my confession concerning the mental gymnastics I went through to avoid acknowledging my need to have a relationship with God. Recently, the beautiful view from the deck … Continue reading

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And, So It Goes

One Sunday not long ago a pastor was preaching a weighty sermon dealing with suffering. He opined that some people had a hard time reconciling a loving God with human suffering. Accordingly, he said some pastors and ministers simply chose … Continue reading

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Changed?

AnOldSinner was looking into the mirror the other day. It was not one of those, “Gosh is that another wrinkle moments,” or “Boy, I still look good for my age moments.” It was one of those, “What do others see … Continue reading

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Jesus Wept

A little more than a year ago AnOldSinner wrote “Whose Jesus.” It was inspired by another writer’s essay about problems young, and some not so young, Christians were having with Evangelical Churches. The writer opined that Millennials and others were … Continue reading

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Truly Blessed

A month or so ago I wrote “Blessed?” It was inspired by an essay published by another writer. His piece questioned the use of the word blessed. In fact the author believed the use of the word by Christians in the … Continue reading

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