Forgiveness makes space. It makes a way to overcome and sometimes eradicate darkness. Bitterness, born out of unforgiveness, short-circuits creativity and relationships. When forgiveness is present, it infuses a beauty that in all of creation is singularly human. To forgive also infuses a beauty that is transcendently divine. Forgiveness rises above what was stolen and restores the ability to pursue … Read More
I was desperate and accepted a job as a telemarketer. That is where I met Amira. Amira and I immediately connected as kindred spirits. She invited me to go dancing one night and I was mentally registering that we would probably go to a gay bar or some cool “anything goes” bar, have some drinks and dance the night away. The next day however, that dream got dashed.
“Randy, I am looking forward to go dancing with you. I think you will like my friends.” I responded, “I am looking forward to it too. It will be great to get out, meet people and unwind.”
From Charles Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening Devotional for today (morning): “Your heavenly Father.” Matthew 6:26 God’s people are doubly his children, they are his offspring by creation, and they are his sons by adoption in Christ. Hence they are privileged to call him, “Our Father which art in heaven.” Father! Oh, what precious word is that. Here is authority: “If … Read More
This post originally appeared on the Exodus Blog last week. I hope you find it helpful. — Litmus Test Christianity “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” - John 14:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) I have been involved in and among the so-called “ex-gay” … Read More