Motley Musings

Not Especially Fond of “The Shack”? Part 3

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Three weeks ago, I published the first post in a series of Wednesday posts titled “Not Especially Fond of ‘The Shack’? The Shack Facts.” In it, I shared facts about The Shack book and its author, William P. Young, for those who knew little or nothing about either. In last Wednesday’s post, I shared what I believed to […]

Flawless Fusion

“God Won’t Give Us More Than We Can Handle.” True or False?

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If you’ve lived on planet earth long enough, you’ve probably heard at least one Christian say to another, “God won’t give us more than we can handle,” in a well-meaning, heart-felt attempt to encourage them. Maybe you’ve even said it to someone else when they were going through a really hard time. I remember people […]

Motley Musings

Not Especially Fond of “The Shack”? Part 2

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Last Wednesday, I posted the first in a series of three Wednesday posts titled Not Especially Fond of “The Shack”? Part 1. For those who know little or nothing about this runaway New York Times bestselling book, I shared some facts about its history, story line, and author, William P. Young. In today’s post, I share […]

Gospel of Grace

The Difference between Guilt and Shame

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I wrote His Banner Over Me Is Pursuing Love to help Christians understand their flawless identity in Him so that they can enjoy greater intimacy with Him. Guilt and shame are two strong emotions which commonly hinder the believer’s intimacy with Christ. In today’s excerpt, I highlight the difference between guilt and shame and explain […]

Motley Musings

Not Especially Fond of “The Shack”? Part 1

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If you have never heard of The Shack book or The Shack movie, you might be living in a cave–or a shack (tongue in cheek). The book stirred up quite a controversy in Christian circles back in 2007 when it was first released. And now, ten years later, it’s been adapted for the big screen. […]

Gospel of Grace

Are You Drinking This Poison?

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A refusal to forgive someone usually begins with an event where another person either purposely or unknowingly causes us pain. Whether we realize it or not, we make a choice soon after the wounding occurs. We either decide to lock the person up in an imagined debtor’s prison until he or she apologizes and/or we […]

Holy but Hoodwinked

How God Spoke to Me through “Chicken Little”

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Did you know that God can speak through anything, even animated children’s cartoons? I continually ask the Lord to keep my eyes and ears peeled for all the ways He wants to reveal Himself to me. I don’t want to miss a thing. (I just heard Aerosmith singing in my head.) Not too long ago, […]

Done Deal

The Triple-Crown Kiss from Our Savior

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(Since this post was published in May 2017, Justify became the thirteenth Triple-Crown winner in June 2018. Love, love, love his name!) My husband, Steven, is an avid sports fan. He loves to watch most sports, including all three Thoroughbred horse races here in the United States—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes (also […]

Motley Musings

The Importance of Seizing and Savoring Every Moment

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I love to take walks around our peaceful neighborhood as soon as the weather starts cooperating. Well, I guess it’s peaceful if you don’t time your walk right before school starts or lets out (we live close to the junior high school). One of the things I love most about spring-time walks is that new […]