Tag Archives: forgive

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a gift for me It sits collecting dust unopened until I’m ready It’s benefits to trust And let the Spirit set me free, keep heart and mind focused on God’s love, stronger than my own through grace, His cornerstone.   Forgiveness is God’s whole embrace We get it and must give the grace […]

A Colony of Rabbits

“Mercy means that we no longer constantly judge everybody’s large and tiny failures, foolish hearts, dubious convictions, and inevitable bad behavior. We will never do this perfectly, but how do we do it better? How do we mostly hold people we’ve encountered with the understanding of a wise, caring mother who has seen it all, […]

The Forgotten Verse

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” This verse is so popular, it has, perhaps become one of the most quoted verses in the Western hemisphere. During the 2011 Super Bowl, one Christian foundation attempted to buy […]

What do you believe

and does it matter? Do you believe Augustine or Calvin? Do you believe in full immersion baptism, or sprinkle baptism? Do you think bread and wine symbolize taking in the Spirit of Jesus, or do you think you actually embody the body and blood of Jesus when you participate in Holy Communion? Do you believe […]

Fruit of the Spirit

 Spirit Living “For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against these things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) The apostle Paul wrote his letter to the church in Galatia in an attempt to strongly remind them that adhering to religious law was a dreadful return […]

Heart Condition

An Overwhelming Love Sometimes, the love of God overwhelms me. When I think back on my life before I loved Him in return, it was empty. I couldn’t see Him. I didn’t recognize His daily miracles. I wasn’t aware of His grace and mercy. I was unable to comprehend the deep peace He offers – […]