June 7, 2014

At Least I’m Not Like Them…

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“With the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)

Ouch! We can usually dish it out, but we can’t take it!

Lord, help me to be more merciful to those who have offended me! I may not have sinned in the same way she did (James 2:11–13), but I have certainly sinned in other ways – ways that, to some, would seem equally or even more grievous.

You, …

December 14, 2013

A Spiritual Stress Test

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“Afflictions do us good likewise, as they make us more acquainted with what is in our own hearts and thereby promote humiliation and self-abasement. There are abominations which, like nests of vipers, lie so quietly within, that we hardly suspect they are there till the rod of affliction rouses them; then they hiss and show their venom. This discovery is indeed very distressing; yet till, it is made, we are …

October 1, 2012

When People Gossip about You…

He said that you said that I said that he was a liar
But what he said that you said that I said, it just isn’t so!
Can’t you see – that the tongue can destroy like a fire
When we whisper and spread around gossip wherever we go?

- The Tongue, Judy Rogers

Reposted from July 10, 2011

How do you react when you find out someone has been gossiping about you? If …

September 6, 2012

That Neon Brotherly Speck

Repost from 2011

Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:3–5)

I do; …

December 29, 2011

“I Know the Rules!”

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Why is it so much easier to see sin in other people? I mean really. A child can trip over his own feet running to tell you about the infraction of another child; but, that same child will stand amazed that you …

September 28, 2011

“Love” Worksheet

 

I created the following worksheet using 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 to do at home with my children. I thought other moms (or dads) may want to use it with their families as well – so here you go!

Bible Study Activity:

July 10, 2011

Gossip, Slander, and the Power of the Tongue

Music by Judy Rogers. Visit her HERE

Technology certainly hasn’t invented a new sin (Ecclesiastes 1:9), but as the Internet has grown and advanced, it has increased our ability to involve others in our sin—and at a faster rate. Rather than gossip with just one neighbor at a time, we can now multiply our efforts via Facebook, Twitter, or any other number of social media.

Sometimes the “tasty morsels” are actually true (Matthew 5:13; Proverbs 26:22). Yet, even …

June 27, 2011

Persecution? Are you Serious?

Here is my response to the following question, originally asked in my last post, Persecuted…by Christians?

“What does persecution by other Christians look like? In fact, what does persecution itself look like in America? This is a question I have often thought to myself and would be interested in hearing the answer, because I honestly don’t know.

I have had people tell me I was stupid for being …

June 26, 2011

Persecution from…Christians?

I Thank Thee Sire But Thou art making me, I thank Thee, sire.
What Thou hast done and doest Thou know’st well.
And I will help Thee; gently in Thy fire
I will lie burning; on Thy potter’s wheel
I will whirl patient, though my brain should reel.
Thy grace shall be enough the grief to quell,
And growing strength perfect through weakness dire.

~ GEORGE MACDONALD

Wow! How many of …

March 9, 2011

I’m Sorry

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled… (Hebrews 12:14–15)

I remember once, one of my children coming to me when she was small with pouty lips and a furrowed brow. “I don’t know why he’s still mad at …