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Ashes Make Soap

In the old days, ashes were sometimes combined with other ingredients to make soap. Isn't it amazing that something as dirty as ashes can be used to cleanse our body? Even more amazing is that our sinful ashes combined with repentance and the power of God can cleanse our soul!

What about your pile of ashes? We all have them you know. It could be alcohol, marriage problems, job difficulties, addictions or abuse. It does not matter what happened or who is to blame. The only thing that matters is what you do next. Who will you turn to? Where will you go?

-Larry E. Davies, From a pile of ashes ... be cleansed? Sowing Seeds Devotion, September 8, 1999.