Archive for December, 2010
Condemnation. That’s why I was afraid of the Bible. Irrationally, probably, because I know what my dad says the Bible means (his interpretation of it) isn’t 100% true; but that’s why I haven’t been reading my Bible…I’ve been afraid that after my parents and brother condemned me, the Bible would as well. Instead, when I sat down today to read my pretty new NIV Life Application Bible my Grammoo got me for my birthday (that’s what it looks like), I […]
Forgiveness is something I’ve been thinking of…what it means, how one goes about it, etc. One thing I know forgiveness is not, is repression. How do I know this? Well, for one thing, repression is something I did a lot while living with my parents (especially the last few years). That didn’t mean I was forgiving them; it meant I was ignoring things that wounded me and actually created more problems for myself.
Christmas for someone who has lost a loved one is always a difficult time of year, because for most/a lot of people, it embodies the time when families come together to celebrate with traditions and food and gifts. Christmas is an especially hard time of year for those of us whose families don’t even want anything to do with us. Not because we are murderers, or committed heinous crimes, but because we believe we are individual, unique people, precious in […]
There are a lot of reasons which I won’t go into…the ones I will however are the verses he posted in the letter he sent to all my friends and family (attempting to turn them against me, if I’m not mistaken). The Prodigal Son The first passage he referred to is the story we all know as the Prodigal Son. This is misleading, because #1 he doesn’t wait for me as the son’s father did…he doesn’t anticipate my return. (Rightly […]
A tongue-in-cheek poke at the courtship/betrothal people…and also the people who confuse history with commandments. I didn’t write it but it is hilarious so I just had to repost it! How to FindÂ A Wife…Biblically! Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave her head, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she’s yours. (Deuteronomy 21:11-13) Find a prostitute and marry her. (Hosea 1:1-3) Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering his flock. […]