Can you say those words? Do they come naturally to you or do you tend to stumble, stutter, or choke when you try to speak them? They are not always easy to say. Occasionally they pour out of us effortlessly when we plead with a loved one to forgive us from some shortcoming or offense, … Continue reading i was wrong. i’m sorry. forgive me.
Your have been pardoned, and your proof is written in the wounds of Jesus. I know it is Christmas time and we are supposed to be thinking about the birth of Jesus, but this past week, I have been gripped with a thought concerning His death. His death decreed our pardon, our forgiveness, and our … Continue reading Pardon written in the wounds of Jesus
“So where you on the Richter scale, babe? How are you on a scale of 1 to 10?” Jessica asked me this question the other day, and it wasn’t nearly as easy to answer as it might initially sound. I had to answer it on multiple levels. I had to answer it practically. Practically, experientially, … Continue reading Weary yet pursuing
How many drinks can I have? One? Two? More? Or none at all? Can I watch certain kinds of R-rated movies? Like the ones that are only rated R for violence? Or maybe just language? Or other stuff too as long as it isn’t too bad? What are my rules for what is and is … Continue reading I want a rule; God wants obedience
Have you ever been punched in the heart? Not your literal, physical heart, but your more vulnerable internal one? You'll know if you have, simply by gauging your emotional reaction to the term. Heart punch. It's that blow that thuds into your emotions leaving you feeling sad, sickened, and despairing all at once. It's a … Continue reading Heart Punch