Click here if you missed Part 1 or Part 2. I now know, WHAT I have to do, but HOW do I do it? How do I truly let the hot rock go? HOW do I practice forgiveness? I had a counselor tell me once, “Emote the emotion. Say it, until it becomes a reality […]
I am offended. Now WHAT? – Part 2
If you are jumping in, you can read Part 1. So, if I am holding a hot rock of offense, and my freedom comes from forgiveness then, what exactly is and is not forgiveness? First, let’s start with what it is. Then we will cover what it is not. (In my life, “what forgiveness is […]
Isn’t it odd that we celebrate pearls as objects of beauty yet they started their journey in a place of pain in the soft flesh of that oyster? Imagine Ollie, the oyster, doing what oysters do, living their aquatic life, sucking the good out of the water passing over their gills, when some foreign object […]
I am NOT MY STRUGGLE!
I am not my struggle. I am not my weakness. I am not my mistake. I am in process. I make look messy. I may look hopeless. But I am being made beautiful. Seeds die to feed the hungry. Diamonds tumble for a while before they sparkle. The human brain sorts, organizes, and stores information […]
Really, David, what were you thinking?
We all know David as “the man after God’s own heart” who was quick to repent. That has bothered me for awhile. Yeah, after confronted by the prophet, he smote his chest and repented. But from that fateful spring when he decided to give himself a break from the effort of making war and contending […]
The Second Bloom
God is speaking all the time. I love it when my “tuner” can recognize His voice. So often, He interrupts my natural with His “super”-natural and I hear His message. This morning was one of those sweet days. It is my delight to sit on my back porch in my little oasis full of flowers […]