1. […] Introduction: some self-observations about legalism Part 1: what is “legalism”? Part 2: standing under the broken heart Part 3: hiding in shame, packing up my dreams Part 4: when you “trust and obey” but your heart still gets broken Part 5: when you’ve been hurt by legalism, hold onto faith Part 6: What do Brad Pitt, Josh Groban, and Sleepless in Seattle have in common? Part 7: perfection is not possible Part 8: finding healing and freedom in secular music Part 9: “I will keep believing that God still has a plan” Part 10: Plan A, 2.0 Part 11: Modesty: a picture of grace Part 12: Disconnect: when God just doesn’t seem relevant Part 13: Roses in the dumpster: seeing God in everyday life Part 14: Cheating on my church Part 15: Can you hear Jesus calling? Part 16: Checklists, control, and motherhood Part 17: forget where you “should be” and “give God your ugly” Part 18: When your church isn’t meeting your needs Part 19: on being “in your place” in church Part 20: when your spiritual journey doesn’t look like his Part 21: “Well…it feels comfortable…” Part 22: There are no “entry level positions” with God Part 23: “Sitting on the premises” – sometimes, it’s okay not to serve Part 24: The real me Part 25: “You are God, You are God, Of all else I’m letting go Part 26: Leave it all behind… Part 27: Accepting grace […]

  2. This is the pure gospel, a complete understanding of the nature of Grace. Probably one of the best articles I have ever seen on the subject. You are wise beyond your years, Aprille.

  3. mark allen ensley

    Thank you Aprille. I have been soaking on your article for several days now. Very helpful to this self-imposed legalist.

  4. James

    Hi there

    Thanks a lot for this post. It was really helpful. A good example of how passing on one’s experience and hope can really benefit others. I especially like how you refer to Hebrews 10. Just reading through that text now and realizing that there is absolutely nothing that we can add to being made perfect in Him.

    God bless you – I will pray for your family.


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