Tag Archives: Forgiveness

A Story of Repentance

David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done.” 2 Samuel 24:10 Age alone is no guarantee of maturity or freedom from error. It would be wonderful if I could announce that as we grow … Continue reading

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Forgiveness is not for Wimps

So David and his men went on the road, while Shimei went along on the hillside opposite him and cursed as he went, throwing stones and flinging dust at him. (2 Samuel 16:13) Leonard Cohen, the legendary 82-year-old Canadian poet … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

The king said, “Is there anyone remaining of the house of Saul? (2 Samuel 9:3) In virtually every gangster films there are some very predictable tropes. It doesn’t matter which film it is. Films like The Godfather trilogies, Donnie Brasco, … Continue reading

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The Drift

It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle… David remained at Jerusalem.    2 Samuel 11:1 It was generally believed that he was about 50 years old or so at this time. … Continue reading

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The Jail

I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a narrow beige room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of lovers and vulgar epithets were etched on the walls. Loud voices and the … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

I say to the Lord, “You are my God;     give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.” O Lord, my Lord, my strong deliverer,     you have covered my head in the day of battle. Psalm 140:6-7 Few things are more difficult … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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