The Biblical passage spanning the details of Amnon and Tamar (and Absalom and David…) is a heart-wrenching story. I have to mentally prepare myself before reading it, to be honest. As I read through it this time, I paid more attention to a “supporting actor,” as it were: Jonadab. Both Amnon’s friend and cousin (2 […]
Read More Friends like Jonadab
Like a typical teenager I struggled with FOMO throughout high school: the fear of missing out. But mine was more information focused than experiential: I didn’t want to miss out on knowing anything. I wanted to know who was dating who, what official and unofficial events were happening, and what crazy things were happening in the […]
Read More When the Devil Tells the Truth
It’s too close to the time I deliberately walked away. I need passed time and forgiveness, because the latter can’t happen without the former. Right?
Read More God Can’t Forgive Me (Yet): When You Just Sinned
Familiar thoughts invade. Why do I always do this. I hate myself so much. Why am I such a terrible human being. I can’t pray. Anxiety makes the vicious cycle worse, but sin hurts no matter who you are. My streak of overcoming is broken. So much for following Jesus!
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