Today after work I was walking to the store across the street. As I was passing the building before the store a young man asked if he could buy a cigarette. I, of course, offered him one at no cost to him. I can't charge a fellow smoker for a cigarette! That's nuts. So I… Continue reading So Awesome To Watch God Move
Jessika’s words touched me just now. Then I just kept reading several posts of hers. She is authentic, open and honest. Go check out her blog please. I promise you will come away blessed as there are posts for everyone. Certain words and phrases brought to mind several of you that could relate in her posts. This just happened to be the one that struck a cord in me with her compassionate heart!
It’s been 3 years since he confessed hints of his infidelity over breakfast.
Initially, I blamed him.
I blamed his wandering eye.
I blamed his callous disregard.
I blamed his all-encompassing love for himself.
And initially, I blamed his adultery for the ultimate destruction of our marriage.
But now, years later, my heart has not only forgiven,
my heart has softened allowing my eyes to see things in a new light.
Now, I blame him less.
And instead, I blame our broken world more.
I blame the ever-cunning, always-persistent enemy more.
Matthew 5:28 tells us, “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Anyone. Who. Looks. At. A. Woman. Lustfully.
Not anyone who flirts.
Not anyone who touches.
Not anyone who engages in anything.
Throw it in reverse.
Anyone who so even LOOKS at…
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This is one of my older posts from 2014. It was just on my mind one day after pondering why someone I cared about at the time didn't believe me when I told her that she was beautiful. What she tried to hide from the world I found to be an addition to the beauty… Continue reading What If I Said You’re Beautiful?
Here is another little thing I wrote 6 years ago for my Facebook page Spiritual Leaders of the Family. Dear married couples, Please allow me to be upfront, real and honest for a minute or two! I always have believed that true intimacy begins outside the bedroom and is consummated in the bedroom. I still… Continue reading Be Consistent With Sex
There is this beautiful portrait of Christ's forgiveness found in scripture that I want to discuss today. A picture of a young woman caught in sin. A picture of condemnation and grace that is still being painted today. One day Jesus was in the temple teaching when all of a sudden a group of scribes… Continue reading Do We Cheer Or Condemn With Our Words And Actions?