Author Archives: jollyblogger

The Necessity of the Visible Church

Over the past three years I have come to a new appreciation of the objective, external nature of Christianity.  As I have found myself emptied of physical, mental, emotional, and yes, spiritual strength, the glorious reality of the externality of … Continue reading

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There is no Quality in My Heart, Only Christ

Here’s a great quote to consider regarding the affections of your heart: “I have grown use to giving up on the idea that there is any quality in my heart at all, call it either faith or love. In their … Continue reading

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A Defense of Edwards on a Mark of Regeneration

Just to show that I am not an Edwards-hater (though I may still have more to say about his view on the affections) I came across something today that defends him against what I would call a pernicious error. Have … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Edwards

At the risk of stirring up controversy I wanted to share a few private thoughts I have had over the last few years dealing with the theology of Jonathan Edwards.  The proper caveats are in order here.  I know I … Continue reading

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A Penny for Your Thoughts on Medicinal Marijuana

How’s that folks.  I haven’t blogged consistently in years, now I’ve got two posts in one week and this one is on a topic from left field, or some far off field. My interest in the question is that I … Continue reading

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Hello Old Friends

A friend of mine called me today wanting some help with a blog she is working on and I wasn’t much help.  But it occurred to me that it might be therapeutic for me to blog a little here.   … Continue reading

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Thank You

Well, here I am, unable to sleep at 3:34am Wednesday morning.  What better time to break my blog silence. I know that in my last post I said I would be blogging more now – so much for good intentions. … Continue reading

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Health Update – 9-9-11

Hi everyone – just a quick note to let you know the latest on the health front.  I haven’t yet gotten back to blogging the way I had hoped to, but hopefully I’ll find time.  Today’s a good time to … Continue reading

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God is to be Glorified in Us, Not Useful to Us

So, as I reported awhile back I am going back to blogging.  But, since with the Lord a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day, the time frame on that is, well . . … Continue reading

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Blogging Resumes

For a number of reasons I have decided to start blogging again.  It’s something I do with a little bit of fear.  I know what I am an attention whore and I don’t want to fall back into my old … Continue reading

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