People You Can’t Stand

People you can't stand. The mutual friends that annoy you, the coworkers that are mean, the guy on the bus that gives you attitude because you sat next to him, and the people that shove you around in the crowded subways. Sometimes they are irritating blips on your life screen; other times you get caught up …

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Struck down but not destroyed.

You know that awful feeling when you've done something wrong? That anxious guilt at the pit of your stomach? Or the nervousness of facing the consequences and not knowing how things will turn out? We've all felt the weight of sin, regardless of whether we believe in God or not. Guilt and darkness and negativity …

Why Good Friday is GOOD

During Christmas we celebrate the beginning of a love story and on Easter we celebrate "Happily Ever After". Easter is all about you! And no, I'm not talking about the really cute outfit you're planning to wear this Sunday 😉 I'm talking about the passionate love of God. Passion that is all-consuming and overpowering. Passion …

“490 Acts of Love!”

Word For Life Says...

Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven,” Matthew 18:22, KJV

Gulp!  Yes, forgiveness in any form can be a hard pill to swallow.  But, let me ask you this.  How many times has God said no to us whenever we sought healing and restoration for the wrongs we have done?  Exactly, He hasn’t!

Forgiveness, much like love, is nothing to be played with.  It is not a lip service to please others rather, it is a heart service to the Lord.  It is, in a sense, showing to others the same grace and mercy that God showed toward us.

Immediately following this verse, so that there were no misconceptions about the seriousness of this point that He was making, Jesus sealed it with a story of one who showed mercy and offered forgiveness and one who didn’t:

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