Category Archives: unforgiveness

Recognizing and forgiving wrong

Ignoring wrong is denial, not tolerance. However, recognizing and forgiving wrongdoing is powerful! Forgiving others releases any emotional chokehold their hurtful words or behaviors have on your life. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is to forgive others. … Continue reading

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Taking offense is tacky. (Does that offend you?)

To take offense is to feel hurt, slighted, or annoyed because of something someone said or did. It’s not wise to be offended. Let’s go beyond taking offence and show God’s love to all. We can disagree with people without taking … Continue reading

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The Best Defense Against Taking Offense

Our Best Defense Against Taking Offense Although the Tennessee Titans and their new quarterback Marcus Mariota play in Nashville, this post is not about football. It is about not being offended by the words and/or actions of others. Heaven knows … Continue reading

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Are There Conditions On God’s Grace?

According to the Bible, amazing grace seems to be conditional.  Grace is free, but it’s not unconditional. “God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God . . .” (1 … Continue reading

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Write Your Wrongs & Move On In Peace (A Message Of The Christmas Season)

We are about to enter the Christmas season; known by retailers (and shoppers) as the make or break Christmas shopping season that begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.  So what’s the real reason for the season?  God’s love … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Muck Of Modern Media?

Are you stuck in the muck of modern media, Filling your brain with the profane; Your mind with the unkind? That’s why viewer discretion is advised . . .

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“The Four Points” Of The Great Welsh Revival

One of the greatest Christian spiritual awakenings in history began in Wales in 1904 and shook the world.  It was based on what became known as “The Four Points,” originally taught by Evan Roberts and became known as the Welsh … Continue reading

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