Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32) One of the hardest things to do as a human is to forgive. One of the biggest robbers of joy…

Paid in Full

Paid in Full

This week I found a modernized list of how the Bible pictures forgiveness.  There are at least seventy-five ways the Bible portrays forgiveness.  This list gives a sense of this multi-faceted treasure that every Christian shares.   To forgive is to turn the key, open the cell door, and let the prisoner free. To forgive is…

Jacob and Esau Reconciled

Jacob and Esau Reconciled

One of the most dramatic portrayals of reconciliation from all of Scripture is when Jacob reconciles with his brother Esau.  If you know their story, then you know a whole lot of damage was done to break their relationship.  I can say with complete confidence that like me; you have suffered the loss of a…

Doing What’s Impossible

Doing What’s Impossible

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your…

Let It Go

Let It Go

Letting go of things can be challenging. Some people are so hard-pressed to hang on to things, that they unwittingly do so to their peril. The app Letgo, used for selling items over your phone, illustrates this very idea: The other day I “cleaned out” the assigned area of the closet I share with my…

Digitology

Digitology

I am a millennial. At least that’s what sociologists have termed the generation born roughly between 1981 and 1996. It’s the generation born to baby-boomers and early Gen-X’rs. It’s the generation that came of age at the turn of the new millennium. (In fact, I graduated high school in the year 2000. Yes, the same…