April A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day One – Absolution

You know I have found Word Press to be quite a good place to get tons of ideas to stretch my writing skill. There are tons of other writers to learn from, gain encouragement even as i offer some and generally grow our skills together. I also enjoy the group writing challenges where we can develop a closer connection as we read, comment and even critique each other’s work.

That is why I signed up to take part in the April A-Z blogging challenge! Everyday during April (except Sundays) participants will be publishing a blog post of which the themes will be in alphabetical order. That’s right boys and girls you have to find ways to base your posts according to some of those letters you may never consider an active part of your writing history.

I invite you to join the fun. If you are interested you can follow this link to the April A to Z Blogging Challenge.


Of course, being a Christian I will focus on the definition associated with Protest Theology. Probably the most famous bible verse of all John 3:16 promises eternal life to anyone who receives Jesus into their heart. By doing this one confesses all sins past, present and future and receives absolution from our Creator. This is a privilege reserved for anyone who is willing to admit their sins, ask forgiveness and live a life according to the principles presented in the Holy Bible.

Absolution is a big gift that is extended to us by God through the person of Jesus. The Saviour set aside his position in Heaven to come to earth and live as a man for thirty-three years to allow us to have the opportunity to receive absolution. The recently past holiday of Easter highlights the day when Christ was resurrected from the dead. This was all a part of God’s plan from the beginning. It is a blessing we would be foolish to reject. I hope if you do not know the peace of a life with Christ this will speak to you and compel you to know more.

SPECIAL NOTE : I would like to use this space to offer a heartfelt thank you to Arlee Byrd, the founder of this challenge. I am happy to see his vision become such a great success. Leaders always step out of the pack to create something special. We want Arlee to know how much we appreciate his genius.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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8 Responses to April A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day One – Absolution

  1. susan2009 says:

    Hi Joe, Thanks for making it so easy to find your A-Z writings and for listing the posts as they go live. I am going to nick your idea.

  2. PK says:

    Easter is such a wonderful holiday of new beginnings, thankful for absolution! Enjoy the challenge!

  3. Nick says:

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, and especially for bringing this piece to my attention – well done! I will enjoy reading the rest of your posts during – and after – the challenge!

  4. Carolyn Paul Branch says:

    Absolution is a beautiful concept we don’t talk about much. I’m looking forward to reading your musings for B.

  5. ladysknight says:

    something we all need…

  6. The first thing that popped into my head when I read “absolution” was the narrated line toward the end of the movie Titanic, when elderly Rose reflects that survivors, bobbing in half-empty lifeboats on the ocean’s surface, were seeking absolution for not having died with those who didn’t survive the tragedy. Lovely, thoughtful “A.”

    • Joe Owens says:

      I never watched the movie Titanic. I guess I just have a fatal flaw of hating to watch something with an already known conclusion. I mean part of the excitement for me is a story with a conclusion I do not discover until I reach the end.

      Absolution is something I was keenly focused on with the Easter holiday. My Christian faith is so important I felt I should lead off with something reflective of my stance.

      Thanks for stopping by to read and comment.

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