Betrayal hurts, and anger and hatred grow when emotions take control. When Jesus died on that cross for our sins, HE FORGAVE US and continues to forgive us even though we don't deserve it. The person who hurt us might not care and may do it again, but we forgive them anyway because we can't … Continue reading The Sting of Unforgiveness
As Christians in this busy, fast-paced world, it can be easy at times to allow our attitudes and actions to be like the world. We neglect to be kind, show compassion, offer a helping hand, and forgive those who don't deserve it. We forget that Jesus forgave us for our sins when we didn't deserve … Continue reading Looking Beyond
We've all heard it, "First impressions are everything," yet they're really not. Many people are hurting but hiding it, so we think things are well with them. Others can't hide their pain or frustration, so we judge them because we see them through the world's eyes. But we need to see all people through God's … Continue reading First Impressions!
Sometimes we have to overlook the bad attitudes and actions of others and not get upset. We have no idea what they may be going through and so a graceful smile, an act of kindness, and a forgiving attitude on our part may be the encouragement they need today. God may have put them in … Continue reading Be an Encouragment
There are times when we silently judge others for how they dress, speak, or react in various situations. We are quick to turn away and not offer them help, especially if they are believers, because we don't like how they present themselves. But this is not the way to treat people because we don't know … Continue reading Show God’s Love
Thirty-five years ago, I suffered one of the worst nightmares of my life: my six-year-old son was viciously attacked by a neighbor's dog that tore his arm to shreds, causing years of emotional trauma and a string of medical procedures. But God was very present in our lives and He brought our son through this … Continue reading Peace and Forgiveness
Today, we are facing issues and strifes that we have never had to endure before, and the stress and anger levels are at record-breaking highs. We need to realize that our enemy is the devil, and he's out there like a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour. Our fight is with him and not … Continue reading The Real Enemy