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  • Forgiveness
    Forgiveness: The best medicine for whatever ails you
    Forgiveness is the best medicine for a hardened heart. Forgiveness is the best medicine for a confused mind. Forgiveness is the best medicine for a mixed up life. Harboring unforgiveness in your heart will make you sick. It blocks love from coming...
  • Bankhead National Forest 2014
    From a humble servant; An earnest prayer
    Hello Father,I'm so glad your always there when I call. The line is never busy, your never to busy to listen and you always help me to feel comforted and safe. No matter what concerns I have. I love you Father, I'm so belssed to have you...
  • Gracia Burnham on the right, with the author
    Muslim terrorist kidnap victim, Gracia Burnham, tells her story
    While Martin and Gracia Burnham were serving as aviation missionaries in the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf terrorists stormed their hotel room and kidnapped them and 15 others, beheading two more that they did not have room for. Thus ended the Burnham...
  • Who's Forgiven?
    Are you sure you're Forgiven?
    “Christians aren’t perfect, they’re forgiven.” A sentiment proudly displayed on tee shirts; flaunted upon bumper stickers; preached from the pulpit; and blasted over Fox “news.” It’s an especially popular...
  • Life is like a box of chocolate.
    Relationships and chocolate in the workplace
    Whoever said that “life is like a box of chocolates” certainly knew what they were talking about. While this is just a line from a famous movie, the words couldn’t be truer. Life is messy and complicated and a lot of hard work;...
  • Is it time to forgive?
    The inner peace that comes with forgiving others
    Are you willing to forgive?When it comes to forgiving individuals for things they have done to a person in the past in most cases people are not willing to do it. For them the idea of forgiving is something they are just not interested in doing.As...
  • Forgiveness leads the heart away from bitterness
    Forgiveness leads the heart away from bitterness
    Bitterness comes from strong emotions from a negative experience resulting in anger, hatred or even a revengeful spirit. Many of us have faced these emotions from an experience that has caused us real pain and it may seem like there is no end in...
  • How to apologize sincerely
    How to apologize like you mean it
    Apologizing to someone means much more than just saying "I'm sorry." Apologies that are genuine and meaningful come across as heartfelt to anyone who hears one. When people have a hard time forgiving someone for a wrongdoing or...
  • Moonlit Winter
    Understanding Forgiveness
    What is forgiveness? How does forgiveness work? Forgiveness in Hebrew is salach which is to forgive and to pardon. The same in Greek is charizomal which is to show favor and to give freely. Jesus died on the cross to cleanse us from our sins and...
  • debt
    Accountability and forgiveness
    Read Matthew 18:15-35Jesus made the church to be a viable entity in this world.It is to work at the individual level.It is to work in the small group.It is to work as a larger body, the congregation.It is to work as all who follow Jesus.A brother...
  • Grand Jury No Indictment
    Moving Past Ferguson to Forgiveness: A Christian's Response
    I'm not Michael Brown's mother and I can't begin to presume to know the pain, disrespect, humiliation, anger or frustration she has been enduring since August 2014. I can only try to offer some biblical advice to readers with regard to...
  • 'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #7 – Stop judging by appearance
    'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #7 – Stop judging by appearance
    The ability to judge people by their appearance has been around for centuries. Jesus recognized the problem and addresses it in the 7th chapter of the Gospel of John.It becomes apparent while Jesus is attending the Feast of the Tabernacles in...
  • Can you and I forgive Ray Rice?  The Bible says, "Yes!"
    Forgiveness...How to do the impossible
    Last week it was reported by the Associated Press that on a day when her 19-year-old rapist was convicted and sentenced to 37 years in prison, an 86-year-old nun of Beaver, Pennsylvania issued a statement of goodwill to her assailant. The...
  • Loneliness hurts!
    Conquering the pain of loneliness
    WHY DO SOME PEOPLE EXPERIENCE DEBILITATING LONELINESS?Recently, a question on a counseling Facebook page that I participate in was posed by a counselor who wanted to have a better understanding of loneliness. My conclusion is that debilitating...
  • Get Over it - A Devotion
    Get Over It - A Devotion
    Hebrews 10:21-23 (NLT)And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood...