Parenting has its problems. With seven kids of all different ages and stages in life make our home either a place of order or chaos. As a parent, I loath saying things twice. Three times and your out. Karen and I both hate to the repeat things over and over again. By the time we … Continue reading Heaven and Hell Await Our Action of Forgiveness
When I was in second grade, there was a girl named Natosha who was the classroom bully. She was loud and obnoxious. She was also the teacher’s pet. When the teacher had to leave the room, Natosha was the one who was asked to take names and when the opportunity came her claws would come … Continue reading Tooth for Tooth?
In our families, in our marriages, in our careers and in the workplace, it has happened to us. We have all been mistreated and felt the emotions that come with the feelings of being mistreated. How do we rid ourselves of these emotions? Some of us hang out with friends to get it all out. … Continue reading Eye for an Eye?
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Luke 17:3-4 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I … Continue reading What the Bible Says About Forgiving Others | 30+ Verses
Forgiveness is the simple act of letting go yet simple is not a word anyone would ascribe to it. Letting go is the process of releasing yourself from the responsibility of holding back another for their acts. Jesus said for us in His example prayer for us to follow what we call the Lord’s prayer … Continue reading Need to Forgive? Try This. . .
As I shared in the previous post, Bound by Bitterness?, bitterness is something which can plaque us at any time. Still not sure if you are bitter or not? There are six things bitter people do. Some may do a few. Some do all. Read through the list and see if any of these things … Continue reading 6 Things Bitter People Do
Bitterness has a dangerous root. Like a tree root popping up out of the ground, we rarely seeing it coming. At the same time, we ignore the dangers it could impose like destroying property or becoming a tripping hazard. The writer of Hebrews know of it’s danger and warned us to take caution: Make every … Continue reading Bound by Bitterness?
I shared in The Most Liberating Verse of My Year and It Could Be Your’s Too how the verse "if possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all"(Romans 12:8) became a liberating Bible verse releasing the chains of bad relationships. I shared how bad relationships will never achieve the peace you may desire … Continue reading Empathy: Seeing It From Their Eyes
Place God first. A phrase heard over and over. Place God first. Yet, is there a time God desires to be second? Maybe even third?