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#10: I Just Want To Finish Well, August 2017 (repost)

(Actually written in 2014, but reposted in August 2017 because it still totally applied.  And since it fit how I was feeling in 2017, I am including it in this numbered "after my panic attack" series.  This is one of the last posts in that series.  Maybe one or two more to go.)

Once again, I found myself in an emotional funk (this is a repost from 2014, yet it still seems to be where I’m at in 2017), feeling like I can’t accomplish anything.Can’t give any one thing the effort and time it needs.I am so stretched-thin in places.The housework never gets done.This house will never be "finished."My cooking has seen better days.There’s not enough time to do everything I want when it comes to homeschooling … so, of course, my boys are going to grow up to be great big drains on society.

I was feeling a little panicked that things were slipping away from me too fast, that I couldn’t get a grip on anything.And then I picked up a movie from the library that really settled my h…

Some Calvinism Satire

More Anti-Calvinism Memes #4

#9: I'm Weak and I Need You, August 2017 (repost)

(Reposted from August 25, 2017, as I look back over how things went after my Panic Attack, the lessons I learned.)

            What is it that we always say to encourage people going through a hard time?
            “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
            But guess what?
            It’s not true. 
“We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered . . . We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we even despaired of life.  Indeed, in our hearts, we felt the sentence of death.  But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” (2 Corinthians 1:8-9)

More Anti-Calvinism Memes #3

Encouragement That Calms Fear

I am enjoying this sermon by Tony Evans this morning:  Encouragement That Calms Fear.

How many of us can't use a little of this nowadays, with all the uncertainties of life.

A Website Worth Visiting: Hoppers Crossing Christian Church

I recently found a good website that has lots of information about the dangers and errors of Calvinism:  Hoppers Crossing Christian Church.  (Also try this link for blog post.)

I decided to leave a comment for them, telling them a bit about my church's experience with Calvinism and thanking them for speaking against it.  It's always encouraging to find others who have come to the same conclusion about Calvinism that we did, simply by comparing it to what the Bible says.  

And they replied with a long, well-written response which I think should be out there for people to read.  They gave me permission to post their response here.  And so here is our brief exchange on Calvinism.  

My comment to them:

Thank you for taking the time to research Calvinism so thoroughly and for being bold enough to speak against it.  I am currently trying to do the same thing (  I'm sure my story is similar to other ones you've heard.  We recently got a new past…