Transsexual Tragedy

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“No, of course, What really matters is the blame, Somebody to blame Fine, if that’s the thing you enjoy, Placing the blame, If that’s the aim, Give me the blame." -from 'Into the Woods' by Stephen Sondheim’ There’s a time for mourning and a time for finger pointing, and generally they shouldn’t mingle. Case in point: The recent and well publicized suicide of 17 year old Joshua Alcorn, a high school transsexual going by the name “Leelah”, who posted a farewell message  via Tumblr on December 28, deliberately timed to be displayed Continue Reading

“Regrets, I’ve Had a Few —“

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“---but then again, too few to mention.” Or so crooned Frank Sinatra in his signature ballad “My Way.” And if that’s really true, more power to the guy. Me, I had a multitude of regrets by the time I was ten, so I certainly didn’t reach middle age with a clean slate. I’m pretty sure most of us have some sense of falling short of our own standards when we review our lives. And that’s where we walk a fine line between healthy regret and unproductive guilt. Continue Reading

Home Sweet Battlefield

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Every Wednesday we’ll post a message having to do with doctrine and purity. Hope it helps. — Home Sweet Battlefield I’m reminded daily that although God created the World, this World is not the way He created it. It became something else. When Adam sinned, everything in the environment – man, woman, the earth itself and the spiritual realm – changed. Read Genesis 3 in its entirety and you see the devastation of Paradise Lost, and the new form the world would take. An ongoing battle would ensue between Satan and Eve’s Seed, the coming Continue Reading

Building the ‘Impulse Control’ Muscle

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Every Wednesday we’ll post something about doctrine and recovery. Hope it helps. --- Building the ‘Impulse Control’ Muscle Giving in to sexual lust is largely about impulse control, and whether or not we’re willing to exercise it. Some men make the mistake of waiting for God to give them impulse control when, in fact, He already has.  Like an underused muscle, it may be weak, but you can strengthen it, starting today.  So I’m going to propose two simple resistance techniques you can incorporate and use daily. It will take practice, moderate Continue Reading

Home Sweet Battlefield

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I’m reminded daily that although God created the World, this World is not the way He created it. It became something else. When Adam sinned, everything in the environment – man, woman, the earth itself and the spiritual realm – changed. Read Genesis 3 in its entirety and you see the devastation of Paradise Lost, and the new form the world would take. An ongoing battle would ensue between Satan and Eve’s Seed, the coming Messiah, a battle with bloody long term ramifications for all of humanity. Adam and Eve (and thus all husband’s and wives) Continue Reading