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Welcome to my little space on the internet.

Since 2005,  I have been actively writing and blogging about my personal life, politics, and random events; as well as, my  views on education, faith, and culture. Here you will find a smattering of some of those writings and my views of the world. Follow the links below.

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I’m just saying…

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Questionable exhibits from the culture war http://redcardigan.blogspot.com/2014/08/questionable-exhibits-from-culture-war.html

In the post, she has a great rant about adoption, foster care, and same-sex couples. This is just ridiculous.

Excerpt: how do two men in their mid-to-late 20s manage to adopt two children and foster four more without anybody noticing that they, apparently, habitually use drugs?  I know from married heterosexual couples how hard it can be to adopt even one child, and what sorts of hoops would-be foster parents have to jump through, so how on earth did this oversight happen?

I’m 100% in support of adoption, but when I read stories like this and know friends struggling with the financial and social burden of adoption it just makes me incredibly sad.

An Amazingly Simple thought.

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I was reading John Piper’s devotion today and this statement struck me true and clear. We cannot survive the journey without Christ for he is the one who gives the strength to endure and persevere. I don’t want to make it through life with plenty of strength left,  but instead collapsing into the arms of the divine from joyful exhaustion.

The Christian convert as God’s new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17) does not contain the power to persevere. Rather, the new creation contains the link to the one who daily provides the power to persevere. And that link is sure, Paul says, because it is sustained decisively by God, not man. This is why Paul insists, “God is faithful; he will surely do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24; cf. 1 Corinthians 1:9).

Daily Verse: Confession

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1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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To think about it, confession is a single act. One in which we present ourselves, on faith, to God. He the chooses to do two things for our behalf, forgive our sin and a cleanse our soul. In our corruption, we fall short of what we were all intended to fully become. Having faith is to give to God a confession of sin that is wrapped in the hope of forgiveness and righteousness. Therefore, confession only works if we have faith in the process. Maybe that is why we confess so little and hold on to do many sins.