Category Archive: My Testimony

Dec 23

The Taming of a Pharisee (or, Good Little Girl Gets Saved) Part 1

This is my story. It’s not the whole story or even the biggest portion. It is, however, the most important– It’s the sweetened- condensed version of how  I met Jesus and came to love Him like thunder. All my life, I’ve loved Jesus. These days, I call Him Yeshua. Why? I don’t know. Maybe Jesus became …

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Dec 01

Blog Tour: K. M. Weiland, Behold the Dawn

Somewhere in the recent digital past, I ran across this bright young lady on Twitter and begged for a stop-over on her blog tour. Why? I like her picture. Seriously, with hair like that, how can you not like her? Secondly, she’s writing about knights and fair maidens and jousting. If my characters weren’t constantly mouthing …

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Dec 01

Taming of a Pharisee, Part 5 (or, The Plan)

So how does one become a Pharisee? I don’t remember waking up one morning intent on hardening up over religious dogma, leaving my first love behind, developing a critical spirit… Funny how it happened anyway. Life on the Funny Farm Living with mental illness stinks. When everyone sits around pretending nothing’s wrong, a girl questions …

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Nov 19

The Taming of a Pharisee, Part 6 (Pharisee Games)

So there I was, minding my own business—a husband, two little girls and a life busy enough to keep  thinking down to a minimum. The idea that I might be misrepresenting the love of Jesus to a hurting world didn’t bother me one stinkin’ bit. Let them eat cake. Or figure it out for themselves. …

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Nov 15

Taming of a Pharisee, part 7 (or… Jesus has His Own Plan)

Jesus does not play fair. I’m not bitter mind you—just stating facts. The Buttering Up Phase First, He shows up and hangs around, looking good, not saying much. Pretty soon, you get accustom to having Him there so you engage in a little conversation. It usually goes something like this: You’re hanging around an awful lot. …

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Oct 26

Taming of a Pharisee, Part 2 (or… A Seven Year Old Sinner Meets Jesus)

The Part Where the Girl Meets Jesus: Remember the hell from yesterday? At some point, I figured out I was going there. In first grade, my Sunday School teacher taught her room full of tiny terrors the sinners prayer and I understood mighty fast I qualified. I told lies to keep from getting in trouble. …

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Oct 20

The Taming of a Pharisee, Part 4 (or, The Start of the Dark Years)

Sometimes a heart breaks over time, a piece falling out here and there. I remember the day mine fell on the floor and shattered in a million micro- bits.   First Love When I entered this world kicking and screaming, three beautiful faces smiled down on one of the ugliest babies on record. Early on, I …

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Oct 19

Taming of a Pharisee, Part Last (or… The End)

This is my apology. I wish I’d done this sooner. No, I’m not being too hard on myself. You see, it’s one thing to make mistakes, bump into others and hurt them in the process. It happens. It’s called being human. It’s another  entirely to say you represent Jesus, especially  in leadership and point folks …

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Oct 12

The Between Times

Stories are great. You sweeten it a little, throw out anything irrelevant to the plotline and get right to the gooey center. Thus with my story. Several commented that Taming of a Pharisee reflected a victorious life, lived extravagantly with the fullness that is Jesus, bathed in His love, washed in His goodness. . . …

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