Archive for the Tag 'Salvation Stories'

BEAUTIFULLY FLAWED — SALVATION STORY #12

The most flawed relationship in my life is with my daughter. Kristin is twenty-five years old and we have yelled and screamed at each other and gone on fabulous shopping trips to Chicago or L.A. There were scary nights when she was in in high school and I had no idea where she was and […]

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ONE STORY AFTER ANOTHER — SALVATION STORY #11

Nothing has gone right these past days.  My Blackberry stopped working. (That is not a minor glitch for me — my Blackberry!!!)  That is a dark day.  And then the dashboard of my car flashed with all kinds of symbols that meant nothing to me — except that I knew that the simultaneous grinding sounds from the […]

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IMPOSTORS OF GRACE — SALVATION STORY #10

“The invisible dragon roared, I cowered, and what I’ve called “the impostor” was born, a shadow to the my eight-year-old life.  The impostor is a fake version of yourself, and that exactly how I started living.  I faked being happy when I was sad.  I faked being excited when I was disappointed.  I even faked […]

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BAD ENDINGS — SALVATION STORY #9

“His name was Samson, the long-haired strong man who took Nazarite vows, the last and most famous of the Old Testament judges, the warrior who slew the lion with his bare hands and a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.  But his storied life ended in prison, his hair shaved, his eyes gouged […]

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TURKEYS OUTSIDE OF EDEN — SALVATION STORY #6

This is a Salvation Story by my good friend, Al Andrews.  Al is husband, father, counselor, and writer.  These days he is most busy being an entrepreneur of generosity.  He wrote an amazing book entitled, The Boy, The Kite, and The Wind.  The story itself is profound and a good, good read.  The story behind […]

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SHE LOOKED BACK — SALVATION STORY #3

Below is one of my parables — a Scripture story that makes sense of God and me.  Thank you for sending me your parables.  I look forward to posting them in the upcoming Stories of Salvation posts.  In fact my next post will be one of your parables — “There’s Something About Mary.”  Here is […]

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SAFE AT LAST — SALVATION STORY #1

Today is my 52nd birthday, and today I begin a series of posts — 52 Stories of Salvation.  Years ago I found myself in a moment of truth that began one of my own salvation stories.  For weeks I could not shake nagging questions about my story.  I had always known my mother was adopted, but […]

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