Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Forgiveness equals renewal

But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. Psalm 130:4

Failure and forgiveness. How many times must we forgive our neighbor and ourselves? Seven times? Jesus said more than that: seventy-seven times. Perhaps this is an illustration of forgiveness beyond the mere act. It is to recognize that we are dependent not on ourselves, but on God. We cannot see into the heart of another but God can. He does not condemn; we condemn ourselves when we don't forgive because instead of following forgiveness with actions we continue to behave in the same old way. Jesus also said to go and sin no more. When we fully engage with Christ and his message to us we take forgiveness to another level and begin to live according to his example. We become renewed.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


The Big Picture

The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. Psalm 37:18:

See yourself through God’s eyes, a beloved child. Trust Him. When we love ourselves as God loves us our lives are fuller. We are able to handle whatever comes our way. God’s plan isn’t just in the here and now. Heaven is our home. Our lives on this earth are limited to a span of years that is miniscule in the span of all time. What we do while we are here is more significant than how we look or what we have. Be productive, live a vibrant life and serve others. You will be overjoyed to see what God does with your efforts.