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Tag Archives: Allegories/analogies/ fairy tales

Red Riding Hood and the Wolf – first pub 2012

Trigger warning. She was tripping along the woodland path, picking flowers. What a beautiful yellow flower!  Its warm yellow color reminds me of how God forgives us for our sins, and how we are to forgive others!  I’ll pick it for Grandma. And what lovely pink flowers! Look at how they grow in clumps, and …

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Snakes, spiders and pit bulls

Imagine if pit bull terriers and poisonous snakes and spiders were commonly used as companion animals. Imagine if they were common in homes, schools, nursing homes, churches and missionary organizations. And now imagine that a skilled animal-handler found a way to train pit bulls, snakes and spiders so that a few of them did not …

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The Mortal Danger of Living as if Evil is Non-Existent — a reblog by Ps Crippen

Wake up, Christian. Listen to the victims. Believe them. Admit your ignorance about the devil and his methods and start taking serious steps to correct that ignorance. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill is a three volume biography of Winston Churchill, written by William Manchester.  The opening quotes in this post are all taken from the …

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The First Church of Keilah – A ‘Church’ that Hands Victims Over to the Abuser

This story came to my mind today as I was thinking about how local churches so often essentially hand over an abuse victim to her abuser – Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack …

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Snakes and Wisdom (a reblog from My Only Comfort by Ps Sam Powell)

I [Pastor Sam Powell] read an anecdote some years back. You can find it here. Anyway, it goes something like this. A man was drinking with his buddies at a local pub. On his way home, he and his buddies decided that they needed to find a snake to put in the aquarium at their pub. …

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Thursday Thought — Abuse: Cancer or the common cold

The misdiagnosis is deadly. If a doctor diagnosed cancer as the common cold, he would likely be sued for malpractice. When counselors misdiagnose an abusive marriage as simply requiring a higher level of commitment by the abuse target…they generally seem to refuse to admit error and stand by their original misdiagnosis of “if only you …

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