Forgiving Others (Even When It’s Tough!)

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. – Luke 23:34 I’ve been reading about forgiveness this week, in The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. The author made the point that it is possible – and we should make it a goal – to forgive others… Continue reading Forgiving Others (Even When It’s Tough!)

Overlooking Faults for a Peaceful Quarantine

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. – Proverbs 19:11 With our family of five working together, playing together, and home-schooling together, all the togetherness can feel a bit oppressive at times. I imagine you can relate! Never have I felt more fortunate that… Continue reading Overlooking Faults for a Peaceful Quarantine

Do You Take God’s Forgiveness for Granted?

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – Isaiah 1:18 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1… Continue reading Do You Take God’s Forgiveness for Granted?

Forgive Yourself

I’m recovering from a bout of, well, not full-out sickness, but a few days of feeling “off.” For me, illness is not usually the worst part of being ill. It’s the enforced inactivity, the feeling of losing control of my schedule and imagining all the things I’ll have to do when I recover. Guilt kicks… Continue reading Forgive Yourself

Personal Needs

I have Tuesdays earmarked as the day to pray for personal needs each week. Some months ago, I separated my prayer list into categories (missionaries, family and friends, church members, etc.), so that I could spend more focused, intentional time praying for fewer requests each day. Tuesdays ended up being my “personal needs” day. And… Continue reading Personal Needs

Nothing Between

We know that David was called a man after God’s own heart (I Samuel 13:14). If we desire that same designation, wouldn’t it be wise to study David’s thoughts and actions? Reading through the Psalms, I’ve noticed that David always poured out his honest, unrestrained emotions to the Lord. If David felt joyful, he lavishly… Continue reading Nothing Between

The God Who Offers Forgiveness to All

As the topic of last week's post, Cain demonstrated how the contents of his heart were revealed not only upon his face, but through his actions. His jealousy and other sin led to the murder of his brother, Abel. As I studied Genesis 4 in further depth with my son this week, I noticed not… Continue reading The God Who Offers Forgiveness to All

Memorize & Meditate: Luke 6:36-38

Happy Monday, everyone. This week, my kids and will be memorizing these words of wisdom from Jesus. So much to meditate upon in these few verses!  Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Luke 6:36-38