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If only people knew.
Did you know that your eyes self lubricate, cleanse and fight infections every time you blink? Where you aware of this fact? And regardless as to whether you were aware of it or not, it still happens every time you blink. The point I’m illustrating is that something can be happening right around you or even within you, and you aren’t even aware of it.
The reason I raise this point is that for many, Jesus Christ is someone they may have heard about, or they know that Jesus is associated with Christianity but that’s about it. Some may have heard Sunday School stories when they were young but once they grew up and started making their own decisions, well that kid stuff kind of got pushed to the way side.
Christianity has the most adherents of any religion in the world, almost 2.5 billion as of 2010, according to
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Originally posted on Fractured Faith Blog: Happy August one and all. This looks like being a big month for me. I’m now nearing the end of the third edit of my debut novel ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square’. This has been a long road and I’m sure regular readers are sick to the…
Dear Reader: When I saw this latest painting by Kelly Rae Roberts….I thought this image was the closest art similarity to the way my mind works…that I have ever seen on canvas. I have often wished that I could lock up my self-detrimental over-thinking and just let the universe guide my way. What a relief it […]
Happy August one and all.
This looks like being a big month for me. I’m now nearing the end of the third edit of my debut novel ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles – Skelly’s Square’. This has been a long road and I’m sure regular readers are sick to the back teeth of my updates on the topic. For that I apologise once more. But I have one last favour to ask of you all. So bear with me please.
I am setting up a team of beta (test readers); that is people who are willing to give up their valuable time to read a draft of the novel and provide constructive, honest feedback as to areas such as plot, grammar, structure etc. I will provide detailed instructions as to what is required in due course but, for now, I’m purely looking expressions of interest. It’s a sizeable undertaking so please…
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When I saw this latest painting by Kelly Rae Roberts….I thought this image was the closest art similarity to the way my mind works…that I have ever seen on canvas. I have often wished that I could lock up my self-detrimental over-thinking and just let the universe guide my way. What a relief it would be to just let go and trust in a Power greater than me! And isn’t that what God tries to tell and show us each and every day?
But as hard as I try…sometimes more successfully than others…I find myself still trying to hang onto that last piece of the string left by the far-away kite of change.
* Now I know (what I have already suspected) Kelly Rae and I are soul sisters of a type)…picturing in our memory images solutions to every day problems.
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I had honestly never thought about it before. So the first time I was confronted with this question, I was dumbfounded. I had thought through why God would send people to Hell, but this is the other side of the coin.
This question resonates with me. I get it. According to the Bible God offers forgiveness—and therefore salvation, and therefore Heaven—to the worst people. Terrible people. I get a lump in my throat to think of it. How could God forgive them? Pick the worst sin you would dare imagine. For one moment, try to entertain the thought of the very possibility of that person finding forgiveness from God and getting to spend eternity in Heaven. Outrageous!
I believe that the longing behind this question is justified. We want to see justice come to the serial killer, the child molester, and the rapist. We want them to get…
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