Forgivness vs. Reconciliation

Forgivness vs. Reconciliation

Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation Back when I taught Sunday school our class did a study based on Gary Chapman’s, “Love as a Way of Life”.  There was a week on forgiveness and let me tell you, I disagreed on so many levels with him on forgiveness that I pretty much just...
Love Hurts

Love Hurts

Love Hurts Someone posted a quote from someone on Facebook years ago that rolled around in my head for quite some time.  The quote was long but basically said that true love doesn’t hurt, that love is the only thing in the world that does not hurt. This immediately...
Thankfulness

Thankfulness

Thankfulness A Sunday morning sermon message immediately caught my attention when I read the title, “Being thankful at all times and for all things.” I immediately circled the word “for” and knew I was going to get a little worked up. The key verse that was used was...
Are You Always “Safe” In God’s Will?

Are You Always “Safe” In God’s Will?

Are You Always "Safe" In God's Will? I’ve done LOTS of hard things in my life but probably the hardest was bringing children into my home to raise who had come from some pretty traumatic backgrounds.  When I was about three years into that journey, I found myself in a...
Lemons To Lemonade

Lemons To Lemonade

I’m currently taking a class at our local college, I guess because I’m old and still think I can learn new tricks! One of our first assignments was to give a 3–4-minute speech telling the class something about us. Man, how do I fit ANYTHING about myself in 3-4...