I thought I’d heard it all until this….

How is you relationship with your mom? I'm very blessed to have a close relationship with mine. She isn't just my mother, but she's one of my closest friends. We used to hang out quite a bit before I moved to Georgia, and even with the miles between us, we talk frequently. My mother is a mama bear too. She is fiercely protective of her children and will come out guns blazing to protect us all. You can imagine my horror when I talked with, not one, but two women separately this weekend and they both said verbatim, My mother [...]

Forgiving Forward, a great life principle!

Do you read a lot? I love to read, especially at night to unwind after a long day. I tend to read non-fiction during the day and reserve my bedtime reading for fiction. Rarely will I come across a non-fiction book that captivates me to the point I don't want to put it down and opt to read it at bedtime over fiction. Forgiving Forward by Dr. Bruce and Toni Hebel was one of those books. I started reading it one afternoon when it arrived in the mail and I hardly put it down until I finished it. I first [...]

What kind of lenses are you wearing?

How do you handle someone doing something wrong? Do you punish them? Do you call them out? Do you treat them differently? This morning, I read the following and was interested in your thoughts: In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. At this point in the story, I fully expected the tribe to be like the Pharisees who brought the adulterous woman before Jesus ready to stone her to death [John 8:2-11]. What I discovered was completely different. For two [...]

By |2014-05-14T07:39:44-04:00May 14th, 2014|Christ Follower|2 Comments

Can you do it?

Have you ever read across a Scripture verse and wished it wasn't in the Bible so you could just ignore it.  Colossians 3:8 is one of those verses. It says, But now put away and rid yourselves (completely) of all these things: anger, rage, bad feelings towards others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!" [Amplified Bible] While the foulmouthed utterances may not be a struggle, avoiding bad feelings towards others can be a struggle from time to time; however, it creates a wedge between us and the Lord as much as the other items [...]

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