My son-in-law tore his Marmot insulated jacket

Just a small rip. He doesn’t know how it happened, but he obviously caught it on something. It’s light stuff and would be easy to tear. It was definitely not any failure of the jacket quality.

He’d had it about a year and loved it. Too bad.

REI replaced it. For free. Even after a year.

But it was his fault!

Doesn’t matter. “Go on back there and pick out another one,” they said.

Do you find it hard to ask for God’s help when the mess you’re in is all your fault?

Of course you go to God when you’re scared or a victim. But if your trouble is your own doing are you on your own?

Is REI more generous than Jesus?

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Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).


  1. Abbie

    Oh. Yeah, it’s like when I’ve said, “I just can’t forgive myself.” Because what? I have higher standards than God? I suppose this is just another case of the focus being on us instead of Him.

    And I am SO glad that God takes all the stuff I’ve messed up – in my life and others – and is in the process of redeeming it, all of it.

    • I do that higher standards than God thing all the time. Thanks Abbie

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