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Posts Tagged: forgiveness

Missing the Mark

Algebra. I loved it, but as a parent the word makes me shiver. Today I corrected my son’s algebra homework. Although he got every problem correct, I made him redo the entire page. Why? He didn’t show his work. In algebra, the process is as important as the answer. If turned in, that paper would… Read more »

Throwing Stones

Log on to the Internet and you see it. Turn on the TV and you hear it. Hang around human beings and you can’t miss it. Sin. Every day we’re assaulted by tawdry images, vile behavior, and egotistical attitudes. People flaunt their sin without shame. How should the Christian react? Appalled, we often speak out,… Read more »

Too Late?

Ever feel like a loser? Like your bad habits have you in a stranglehold? Like your past gets in the way of your future? Consider Samson. In Hebrews 11:32, he’s numbered among the heroes of faith. His life contained acts of God-given physical strength to protect the Israelites from the Philistines. But his life was… Read more »

The Key to Forgiving Others

If forgiveness were easy, Jesus wouldn’t have had to talk about it so much. When someone wrongs us, it hurts, especially if that someone is someone we trusted. A friend. A family member. And that hurt seeps into our souls. Our thoughts focus on the wrong done to us, and how very wrong it was…. Read more »

Shoving off Shame – Rise Again

One step. Two steps. Brick walls towered over her. Decrepit staircases crowded about her. Shouldn’t the place be crimson with blood and black with shame? Ruth turned in circles, needing to take it all in. This was her past. Nothing could ever change that, but she would not let it consume her. The shame of… Read more »

Shoving off Shame – Christ Redeems Us

Ruth opened the grand front door, and the sunshine made her eyes water. Ma had peace and joy because she loved the Lord and the Lord loved her. Ma was good, but Ruth was – “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Ma’s favorite verse…. Read more »

New Blog Series – Shoving off Shame

Ruth dragged her feet up the steps of the monument and circled the marble rising in carved splendor to golden winged figures on top. She gazed up at Queen Victoria bright in the midday sun in all her marble purity. The queen looked down her pure white nose with disdain in her pure white eyes…. Read more »