Tag: forgiveness

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.04.2020

I am finishing this week with an invitation. An invitation to come clean. It’s okay to not be fine. No longer do I need to say “I’m fine!” It’s okay to say, “I need help.” This song spoke so deeply to me this week and I think it will speak to you as well. Here’s …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 09.03.2020

The Greek word translated sin means to “miss the mark.” As in archery, there is a target and the best shot is right in the center of that target. To sin simply means I missed the target. The Greek word translated confess means to “say the same thing as.” It is agreeing with what God …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 08.19.2020

Today I am going to Montana to visit my mom. As I observe people and situations, I will listen for what the Holy Spirit wants to teach me along the way and share them as my Montana musings. Thanks for joining me on this adventure! My travel day began with more adventure than I intended. …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 07.18.2020

I wrote the meditation on John 8, featured on 07.17.2020, for a women’s event. As I worked to finish it and find just the right words to express what I experienced as I read about this woman and her encounter with Jesus, I could not find a word to describe the sound a rock makes …

OUT OF THE CHAOS 05.22.2020

Learning to care for myself has been a difficult task. I want to avoid self-centered habits. After all, the universe does not revolve around my belly button, no matter how much I might believe the opposite. It seems there is a fine line between boundaries and self-care and self-obsessed living. How do I make the …

Daily Reads 02.17.2020

Hope. Elpis. Confident expectation. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Hope – looking forward with confident expectation – is a necessary element of successful living. What causes you to lose hope? What puts your hope on hold? If hope is the light that illuminates …

Daily Reads 11.21.2019

I find it helpful and interesting to look deeper into the original languages of scripture to help me understand concepts. In Yahweh’s self-description (Exodus 34:6-7), forgiveness is listed as one of God’s character qualities. The original Hebrew word used is one that literally means to pick up or lift an object and move it away. …

Spring Clean-up

Spring clean-up. Right now, that is a loaded phrase and one that could send me running from the room screaming, holding my head. It always feels like this at this time of year. It is the end of April and we have had just enough warm days to raise our hope that winter is over …

Daily Reads 4.04.2019

Read: Matthew 18:21-22 I really believe Peter thought he was being big hearted when he asked Jesus how often he thought we should forgive the same person – like, maybe seven times? I can almost see him swagger a bit while asking. Jesus comes right back at him with a shocking answer. Not seven times, …

Daily Reads 2.11.2019

I did something stupid. It wasn’t a life changing level of stupidity, just not life giving. It didn’t hit me until the words were out of my mouth and then it took me another 18 hours of pondering and feeling the nudge of the Holy Spirit to confess and ask my friends’ forgiveness. Here’s the …