Forgiveness

One Brave Woman and Her Healing

One Brave Woman and Her Healing

When Simon sat down for dinner, he must have been thrilled — proud — that Jesus was his star guest. What Simon learned in real-life experience that day is — when Jesus comes to dinner, the unexpected always happens. One brave woman knew her attendance would be scandalous. She ignored the stares and murmurs. Her heart was fixed on meeting the Restorer of her brokenness.  I would love for you to visit me over at…

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

Do you remember when you said you wouldn’t parent like your parents? Yeah, me too. Like that time I got a spankin’ for dustin’ myself with the flesh colored face powder (after my bath) and Momma thought I had skipped getting in the water. Or when she would pinch my leg in church service because I was talking too much. Yikes. Our girl has had a few near traumatic events. Unless she brings up “slip”…

Is Jesus the Shepherd You Follow? – Happy Easter!

Is Jesus the Shepherd You Follow? – Happy Easter!

In this big old world, we often wonder who to follow. We might get caught up in following a favorite pastor. Often the man or woman who led us to Christ holds a special place in our hearts. Well-known Bible teachers captivate us. We watch them on TV, read their books, and listen to their podcasts. Their words speak volumes in our heads every day. If they are genuine, they point us to Jesus.  I…

Forgiveness and Trust are Not the Same

Forgiveness and Trust are Not the Same

Forgiving, forgetting, and trust. These actions would seem to go hand in hand, right? So why do we continue to remember the offense and why do we struggle with trusting again? These questions have plagued me many times. We feel guilty because we can’t forget. We are dismayed because we confuse trusting God with our situation and trusting people in our situation.  Forgiving and forgetting is nearly impossible. We are not given a lobotomy as a…