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A tragedy for the Prince

I recently read a tragic story about Prince’s first wife, Mayte Garcia, and how she is writing a book about her relationship with the famous singer, and how he could never get over the loss of their son which also … Continue reading

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‘With friends like this, who needs enemies?’

Chandler picked out a restaurant and a movie for us to celebrate my birthday last night, and it was an awesome time. After a dinner of spicy chicken wings (his choice) we went and saw the new Captain America: Civil … Continue reading

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Showers of Blessing

Merry First Monday After Christmas! I love how Christmas is still in the air as the New Year approaches. Celebrating isn’t over yet, especially here in southern California, where the purple San Bernardino Mountains stand out in cold, sunny clarity … Continue reading

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Whac-A-Pharisee

4. Have decided that we don’t want to get what we deserve after all, and we don’t want anyone else to either. Now that we’ve got what we do and don’t deserve sorted out, what about everyone else? Remember the … Continue reading

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No mercy

Step 3. Realize that we detest mercy being given to those who, unlike us, haven’t worked for it and don’t deserve it. “Hi, my name is John, and I’m a Pharisee.” And this is when you’re all supposed to go, … Continue reading

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Oh mercy

Step 3. Realize that we detest mercy being given to those who, unlike us, haven’t worked for it and don’t deserve it. The Pharisees don’t like mercy because they are legalists. Legalists base everything on the law. They are interpreters … Continue reading

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In the receiving line

In our first 12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee video, I talked about a women I have a tendency to judge as a pay back for an unfair judgment I think she made of me. At the end of the … Continue reading

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The importance of staying broken

There’s a way to look at the world and especially the people in it that sets you apart. Sadly, it becomes the way many Christians, who, because they are trying to separate themselves from their own messes, end up staying … Continue reading

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