Jim Wright is a church sower, public but unassuming, thinker, mentor, teacher, local church elder, motivated by redemption, foe of tyrants, friend of the dispossessed, retired international attorney, entrepreneur, former private pilot, and so-so bass fisherman.
Marianne is a retired public school teacher, private but strong, heart, skilled counselor, knows deep intimacy with God, a comfort to others in the Lord, wise, motivated by mercy but has strong resolve, gardener, and a bridge to healing for many.
Together, we have been part of a community of simple, participatory fellowships for many years in our own home county - some of which we helped start.
Our blogs and devotionals spring from firm roots in those local fellowships.
Yep. We should never throw away the truth which separates us, in exchange for a falsehood that unites us.
In contemplating keeping a sin secret, a former friend said, “It’s OK to lie in order to protect your children.” He believes in lying in order to keep peace. However, there is no peace when intentionally keeping a lie going in order to protect someone. Because God desires the truth, peace comes only when a lie is exposed, even though there is great pain. God is looking for a broken and contrite heart of which truth is a vital part. Thankfully, my husband and I chose to expose the sin and have been tremendously blessed as a result. And we experienced His peace that we never would have experienced had we chosen to lie.