“Forgive… Or, you can choose not to forgive, and get farther away from God. Usually, if you’re not a forgiver, you’re not a Christian… Like, if your dog chewed up your shoe… you still love him!” ~Abigail Pelleman, age 7 These were the words my daughter said to me this week, after she overheard me … Continue reading Forgiveness is a Chewed Shoe
Forgiveness is a command given by God. Since Jesus forgave us, and died for our sins, we must forgive others. Though it’s true that forgiveness allows our offender to be released from guilt, sadness, and pain; forgiveness is necessary for us to be free from the roots of bitterness. If the roots of bitterness are … Continue reading Stumped by Forgiveness?
Have you forgiven someone, only to be accused of harboring unforgiveness, because you’ve had to establish necessary boundaries for healing and protection? If you’re feeling guilty about having less contact because of an unhealthy or abusive relationship, the guilt is not from God. God does not want His children to be doormats. How can we … Continue reading 12 Steps to Forgiveness with Boundaries
THE CASE: “One day you’ll look back on this and laugh!” exclaimed my teenage son, Jake. He stood next to me, watching my huge eyes, as I gazed down the whole flight of carpeted stairs. His twin brother, Nick, tried to muffle the sounds of laughter, as he scurried down the stairs (best as he … Continue reading Mystery of the Painted Paw Prints…a Case of Forgiveness
It’s Good Friday; and it’s a bad world. There’s a plague of locusts destroying crops, further starving the people of Africa. Running at a faster, more frequent pace; we are experiencing earthquakes, floods, tornados and wildfires. All of these are competing, to outdo the viral plague which is currently sweeping the globe; a whispered household … Continue reading Good Friday… Coronavirus Kills, but Jesus Saves!
It’s Mother’s Day! Maybe you forgot, or maybe you’ve waited until the last minute; but you really do very much love your mom! Now you’re stressed out thinking about how to bless her. I’ll let you in on a little secret… Most mothers just want time with you! A little appreciation for your mother will … Continue reading 15 Sweet, Simple, Saving Gift Ideas to Express Your Love for Mom on Mother’s Day
“NOOOOOO!” I scream, as an indoor waterfall gushes from the ceiling… I’ve been hearing a strange background noise for the last 15 minutes. I’m sitting on our worn out couch, nursing another splitting migraine. It’s the weekend, and I’m trying to relax while surfing the internet in search of a new sofa. In the background, … Continue reading Where is God During a Day of Disaster? (Pt. 1 Disaster Series) day
I knew it was going to be a glorious day when I looked out at the sun coming up this morning. This is my back yard. It’s early morning when the sun is just coming up. In the darkness, I could see it… the sun. Soon there would be light. “And God said, ‘Let there … Continue reading It’s Christmas… “Let there be light!”
A non-Christian boy found a bible. A man told him to put it down. He said, “Yes, sir.” A learning boy found a bible. A man told him to put it down. He said, “I will give it to someone else, sir.” A Christian boy found a bible. A man told him to put it … Continue reading CHRISTIAN BOY by Abby, Age 9
Last spring, while on a family trip to New York City, we visited Ground Zero; the 9/11 Memorial. There’s a new tower standing there now, in place of the two fallen ones. America belongs to God, and it shows. One can see pictures or movies, and even hear real stories about the September 11th tragedy, … Continue reading 9/11… Why We REALLY Should “Never Forget”