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Expunged Record

Our state recently passed a law that will expunge certain criminal records. Applicants who are approved may leave the courthouse with a clean slate.

As a probation officer, I once went through my files to see which offenders qualified to have some of their rights restored. I was given a checklist of requirements on which to base my judgment. Once I came to a disqualifying factor, I put the file back in the drawer. The process was cut and dried. I am glad that God doesn’t have a list of disqualifying factors to check before expunging our records. God doesn’t ...

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God Draws Close

My devotion highlighting Psalm 139 mentioned some of the highest mountains and the deepest caverns on the earth. The point was that as vast as ...

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