Here is the devotional: Forgiveness always involves grieving.You’ve probably heard of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Because they’re called stages, it’s easy to think grief is a linear process. Stage 1, 2, 3...Click. Yeah! I’m over it!But grieving isn’t like that. It’s more like a spiral. The pain tends… Continue reading Power To Forgive: The Power Of Grieving Well
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I Forgive You, But…| Day 1: Life Can Be So Unfair
Here is the devotional: Barbara came to church not long after my husband, the founding pastor, had unexpectedly died, and I had taken over his job as pastor.Barbara caught my eye because she seemed unhappy and downtrodden. Her shoulders were hunched over, she didn’t make eye contact, and looked as if she would cry spontaneously.… Continue reading I Forgive You, But…| Day 1: Life Can Be So Unfair
Words From God, The Jones’ And Me
God Let you manner of life be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:34 KJV The Jones' Dude, check this out! You have got… Continue reading Words From God, The Jones’ And Me
I was going through some of my earlier posts and ran across one of my first posts on the power of the tongue. It had a link to an article that promtped me to write the post. I have included that link to the very bottom of this one. I feel that both my earlier post (this one) and theirs needed to be reshared.
May we all come to realize the damage words can cause.
Do we truly understand their meaning?
Do we understand how they work?
Do we realize their power?
Do we truly, and I mean truly, understand that they can either tear someone down to the point of suicide or bring them out of their pit?
Do we realize that the spoken word can literally break someone’s heart or give them life?
Now, I know I have written several times on the power of words and word play but because I keep hearing from people who had words spoken to them as a child and have carried them to adulthood I must keep bringing this to the light.
I have several female friends. They are my sisters in Christ and I love them dearly but they have no joy…if you will. Growing up they had bad words spoken into their life over and over again that they were either worthless, overweight…
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Satan’s Lies | God’s Replies: Day 38 No, You’re Not A Good Person
Satan's Lie: Sin: Basically, people are good at heart. God's Reply: For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. Matthew 15:19 NLT I hear it all the time. He really is a good man...yet he cheats on his wife with porn, sexting other woman and is on… Continue reading Satan’s Lies | God’s Replies: Day 38 No, You’re Not A Good Person