Category Forgiveness

A Simple Request: ‘Go and Sin No More’

Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:10-11 Did she? Did the adulterous woman ‘sin no more?’ I would imagine from that moment on she saw her […]

Silencing My Opinion and Shouting Out His Praise

For the Scriptures say, “’As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.’” (Romans 14:11) Ever wonder about that great day? When every knee is bowed and every tongue is confessing? Just think about it, nothing else will be happening, nothing, […]

Changing My Privacy Settings

A Christians life more times than not was not always a life lived in or for Christ. And once we accepted  Christ into our lives we may have still had questionable doubts from our past. Thoughts we thought Jesus himself wouldn’t understand. Thoughts that maybe His blood may have missed or would never cover. Reluctant […]

Much, Much More

TODAY is the day…I accept someone’s apology because through Christ I have been forgiven for much, much more… TODAY is the day…I give someone the benefit of the doubt because God believes in me much, much more through undeserved grace… TODAY is the day…I take the time to listen to someone for as long as it takes […]

I Come in Peace…or Do I?

We Christians don’t want to offend anybody, yet alone another Christian. Love, don’t judge, right? Matthew 7:1,2,3 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. 2 For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged. 3 “And why […]

‘Blessed’ Status

What’s your ‘blessed’ status? In Genesis 37, Joseph, a teenager, seemed to know his ‘blessed’ status early on. He told his older brothers all about it in two dreams he had “…and your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before mine!” “The sun, moon, and eleven stars bowed low before me!” And from there […]

…nothing to attract us to Him.

Isaiah 53:2 My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to Him. My Attraction I first became attracted to You When I was brought into your home I had never seen […]

Christians Use God as a Crutch

I repeat, ‘Christians use God as a crutch.’ Well, we do. And we should. And in order to be healed of anything we have to realize we’re broken, not just in heart, but broken in spirit. People break us. Words break us. Relationships break us. Even our very best efforts can leave us feeling broken. But […]

Flavorless Parenting

Earlier in the week my 11-year-old son came into the house upset, angry, fuming. Along with tears running down his face, I could see the smoke (revenge) coming from the top of his head. And as a mom I instantly wanted to comfort him, even before I knew what was wrong. He sat down on the […]

Should I, Shouldn’t I?

We Christian’s have so many opportunities to speak. In word and in action. Share a kind word. Act in a  helpful manner. Say a prayer. Serve in our local church ministries. Go way beyond what we really want to say…or even do. A rejoicing attitude that everyday our best is never found in ourselves but in […]