A lesson on forgiveness I was hurt – very hurt. Someone had said an untruth that bothered me tremendously. I felt angry, betrayed and resentful. Everything I said and touched started to turn to stone. My heart became hardened. I wanted to feel the anger – conversations always led back to how hurt I felt.… Continue reading Why are you poisoning yourself?
A twinge of conscience pricked my heart as I walked past the older woman. The street was thronging with people coming and going from Seattle’s Pike Street Market, and panhandlers were everywhere.
What Does Anything Against Anyone Mean? by Jen Cudmore. What did Jesus mean when he said, “anything against anyone”? I believe he wasn’t just talking about big issues like being badmouthed, lied to, stolen from, or physically injured.
Who Invited You? by Brenda Wood. Brenda learns “I guess I have some praying, forgiving and inviting to do. ” See why.
Pray for Our Enemies? Really? by Janet Sketchley Do news stories cause you to pray for people? For the hurt, the poor, the oppressed? Even just a quick “God, please help them know Your presence”? Sometimes the need is so great. When I hear about an accident or crime, as well as praying for the… Continue reading Prayer for Our Enemies? Really?
Do You Have Shadows? by Patricia Day. Patricia uses an analogy of an onion to see what we might be like inside.
Father, Forgive Them by T. L Wiens I was assaulted two months ago. This month, I face my attacker in court. I have a lot of mixed feelings as I contemplate all that has happened in between these two events in my life. How could someone hate me that much? The attack was unprovoked. But then… Continue reading HOW DO I FORGIVE?
Unable to Trust by T. L Wiens “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;… Continue reading UNABLE TO TRUST
Simply Saturday – Forgiveness This is the day that I have given myself five minutes to write on a topic. Today I have chosen forgiveness. I listen to John Maxwell ‘s daily one-minute talks. The other day he talked on forgiveness. I have put the link at he bottom of this post. To me forgiveness… Continue reading SIMPLY SATURDAY – Forgiveness
I read this post last month and I really liked it. Hope you do too. Jan Pool Closed by Brock Henning (reprinted with permission) “Pool Closed.” My wife and I and our three children huddled around the sign with wide mouths and a beach bag full of goggles and squirt guns. We had strolled by… Continue reading POOL CLOSED