The Stuff of Life

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Here's an important truth about who I am: When I'm on top of the school game, I'm at the bottom of the home game. When I'm on top of the blog game I'm at the bottom of the sewing game. When I remember to make lunches for everyone who needs one I forget those same people also need to eat dinner.

I'm kind of a one-trick-at-a-time pony.

I'm attending a Gospel Transformation Bible Study this semester. The schedule works out well for me. On Friday mornings I take the older girls to school and the younger two and I hang around for the weekly chapel service. Once that's done we walk across the street to the church that's affiliated with the school and go to the Bible Study. The schedule couldn't be better.

The content…also couldn't be better, though I'm sort of wishing they would back off already. I don't really want to hear about my sin, but thanks anyway.

From last week:

We easily forget that the gospel has ongoing application in our lives. As Christians, when we forget that we are sinners, we forget the gospel.

…and…

Though we may not struggle with drugs or cheating the I.R.S., we all justify ourselves as easily and automatically as we breathe the air. We are much like the rich young ruler; we think we have obeyed in all sorts of areas, until Jesus confronts us with one area that clearly exposes our sin and great need.

I think it's pretty safe to say that my areas of sin and great need are being exposed right now. It's just a really fun time for that to happen too.

But…I know it's necessary.

And that's about all I have to say about that.