Category Archives: forgiveness

Trash talking takes away truth and trumps trust

People trash talking other people isn’t helping our situation. Let’s try some kindness instead! To trash talk people is to disobey Christ and be tactless. Trash talking tarnishes truth, trumps trust, tramples on tenderness. Should we trash talk others; or to … Continue reading

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Beyond shame & guilt (without depending on denial)

Without remorse, regret, and repentance for our wrongful thoughts, rhetoric, and actions; our self-righteousness retains us in resistance to and rebellion against God and His call to right living. Meanwhile we reach out for mindless diversion in entertainment and/or superficial … Continue reading

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Riding the tide of God’s grace (an acrostic)

-An acrostic for GRACE– Gathering Reciprocally As Christ’s Ekklesia –Grace releases revival and spiritual awakening by allowing us the blood-bought privilege to ride the tide of Christ’s amazing presence. It allows us to freely experience His mercy, forgiveness, and love, in … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Hatred?

What’s up with all the hate, meanness, and cruelty? We see the results of human hatred and cruelty everywhere nowadays — from terrorized and bombed out Syrians desperately fleeing to Europe; to drive by shootings on America’s streets; to random … Continue reading

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Black Friday vs. Good Friday

To miss out on Black Friday is no big deal! –To miss out on Good Friday is to miss out on the greatest pardon in world history. (You won’t find the best deal on Black Friday. You find the best … Continue reading

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I’ll fight with spiritual weapons!

Plenty of people will fight with the physical weapons of guns and bombs. Where are the people who will dare to fight with spiritual weapons instead? Christ-followers are called to fight evil with spiritual weapons rather than physical weapons. So … Continue reading

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Replacing hate (in its many forms) with love!

Accusations of hate are quite common in our culture. Hatred can be defined as: holding and/or expressing hostility, animosity, enmity, ill will, or extreme dislike. Perhaps hate is widespread. Could all these be forms of hate? * Bullying? * Stealing? * … Continue reading

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