Victory and Freedom – The Conundrum of the “Balanced View ?”

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August 20, 2015

Scenario One

The year was 1999, and a denominational publishing house heard my conversion story from homosexuality, and asked me to submit my story for publication, as a resource for our denomination. I was given a deadline of four weeks.

After much prayer and fourteen-hour days of writing, I met their deadline. After many months, I finally called for a status report.

“Oh!  You haven’t received your manuscript? It was supposed to have been returned to you.”

“Why would it be returned?” I asked.

“It was rejected. The book committee decided they wanted a more balanced view.”

“Balanced view of what?” I asked. “I was asked to submit my story. Are you suggesting it is unbalanced?” I was alarmed.

“No, they just thought it would be better to have more stories to put into one book in order to present a balanced view,” came the reply.

I wondered aloud, “So stories of victory and success must be balanced out with stories of failure?    Why?”
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If Marriage Isn’t for You ?

Christian-loveHaving been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.

Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.

I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided that we no longer wanted to be just friends . . . . Continue reading

He came to Heal the brokenhearted . . . !

The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is able to do above and beyond all that we can think or ask . . . . He says, “O taste and see, that the LORD is good !”   Psalm 34:8

     “For they say, If a man put away his wife, and she go and become another man’s , shall he return unto her again?  shall not that land be greatly polluted? . . . . But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers . . . Yet return again to Me, saith the LORD ! Continue reading

The Daughter of Zion . . . ?

Edensfall2     “Behold, the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy Salvation cometh . . . Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him !

     And they shall call them, The holy people, The Redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken . . . !”

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