Tag Archives: forgiveness

the T-word

In this age of making our opinions known, the concept of Truth being the final answer has become undesirable. It is better to use emotional triggers, straw man defenses, red herring approaches, anything that can divert someone from the Truth. … Continue reading

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if, then

It has been easy to forget this is Passion Week and we are less than 48 hours from Good Friday. I found myself re-reading John 15, some of the last teaching Jesus would give the disciples before going to the Cross. He … Continue reading

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Good vs. Grace

Recently I someone told me that they are good people, doing good things in the world to help others. It sounds noble and selfless, but sometimes I wonder what their definition of good would be? What qualifies as good and … Continue reading

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the evolution of me

My life seems like it’s never changing and yet, just the slightest variation in the trajectory will eventually show the biggest shifts. I have been thinking lately about the tasks and activities in my life that I like best and … Continue reading

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nettles

Living out in the country there are many plants that are in the “wild/weed” category, stinging nettles being one of them. The plant has a serrated edge and hidden on each point are small hairs, like that of a cactus, … Continue reading

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grace when I grumble

I was thinking about all the next few weeks have in store for my dear little family. I realized that my life was going to be changing drastically and our dynamic would never be the same. College bound freshman and … Continue reading

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I don’t want to…

I don’t want to break promises. I go to great lengths to not even use the word promise when I tell someone I will do something. I fret that I will injure someone if I am not able to fulfill the … Continue reading

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on the other side

In college I took History of the Old Testament as a graduation requirement. As a new believer, I was hungry to learn all I could to grow in my faith. I knew the stories of Moses, Daniel, Joshua and Jericho, but I … Continue reading

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give it up

This past Wednesday began the season of Lent. I didn’t grow up in the Catholic or Lutheran church, so Wednesday was another day on the calendar. Nothing more. I saw a few people with an ashen cross marking their foreheads … Continue reading

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promises, promises

During my life I have heard so many people “promise” something to me.  I have promised to accomplish a task in a timely manner, change a habit, break a habit, forgive someone for something. I am sure you can create … Continue reading

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