A Little Humility Can Go A Long Way

A friend once told me she didn’t think God could ever forgive her for the things she’d done. Unfortunately, many people allow their guilt to block them from God’s grace and mercy by condemning themselves. It’s like a false form of pride when we play jury and judge by assuming what God thinks, and sometimes…

Does Forgiveness Come From The Heart Or The Mind?

In her book “Forgiveness” June Hunt describes what we can do when we don’t want to forgive someone: “Whenever you don’t feel like doing something you should do, examine your thoughts. While you can’t control what your offenders do, you can control your thinking about your offenders…….when you carefully choose what you will dwell on,…

Looking For A Bargain? Try Grace.

Match making sites are full of people searching for true love; the kind we ought to give one another with no strings attached. Casinos are packed with gamblers hoping to win millions without working for it. Advertisements are constantly promoting ‘free gift with purchase,’ or a ‘no cost consultation.’ Who doesn’t want something for nothing?…

Blame: The Toxic Fruit

“Have you eaten the fruit I commanded you not to eat?” “Yes,” Adam admitted, “but it was the woman you gave me who brought me the fruit…. Then the Lord asked the woman, “How could you do such a thing?” “The serpent tricked me.” (Genesis 3:11-13) Here we clearly see blaming others is nothing new….

How God Turns Tragedy into Victory

Romans 8:28 says: “In all things, God works for the good of those who love Him.” If you’re struggling through a difficult time I’m sure it doesn’t seem like it right now. What’s so amazing about our creator is how He can take the worst hardships and turn them into the greatest victories. In the…

God’s Version of ‘Trade’

You are probably familiar the popular worship song ‘Trading My Sorrows’ by Darrell Evans: I’m trading my sorrows I’m trading my shame I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord I’m trading my sickness I’m trading my pain I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord The song is true. However,…