Posts Tagged ‘forgiveness’

The Marriage Tip You Need During Quarantine

“Why does he not see things the way I do?” This question rang in my head as I walked up and down my street. Step after step did not take me further from the selfish anger that seemed to float around me like a thick cloud. Marriage is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever known and yet at the same time can test me the most in hard moments. One of the best pieces… … Continue reading

Ripple Effects of Grace

“I don’t wanna abuse Your grace. God, I need it every day. It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change…”  These lyrics from We The Kingdom, “Holy Water,” were on repeat in my mind as I ran, er, was dragged on a run, with my dog a few nights ago. It’s the only thing that ever really makes me wanna change. Wait. The very grace that forgives us is a grace that… … Continue reading

FIVE THINGS: 5 Clichés that offer Truth

Christians say the funniest things. Well, it isn’t so much that the things we say are funny, it’s that we say them so much they begin to sound funny. Like when you say “Little Italy” seven times really fast. Go ahead. Say it. Out loud.  Just because “Little Italy” sounds funny when you say it over and over doesn’t mean Little Italy isn’t real. Here are five trite phrases that are truth: “If God brought you to… … Continue reading

Heart Wrenching Story of Forgiveness as Man Embraces the Woman Who Took His Brother’s Life

Hard to miss the news story that has been everywhere. Ex Dallas cop, Amber Guyger, was found guilty of murdering her neighbor, Botham Jean, when she fatally shot him in his apartment. Guyger claims she walked into the wrong apartment and was confused. The most powerful moment of the trial was when Botham Jean’s brother took the stand announcing that he has forgiven Guyger and wants her to accept Christ. Grab a tissue and watch… … Continue reading

Blessing Someone Who Has Hurt You

It’s reasonable to assume that being a Christian is not easy… And what about being a GOOD Christian?… Well, sometimes that seems like a huge mountain to climb! I’ve been a Christian my whole life & it seems I’m just now getting around to making the GOOD Christian leap! For me, that’s a process of making thoughtful & difficult life decisions that I know will upgrade my soul to a higher place. Blessing someone who… … Continue reading

Tiger Woods, Grace and Easter

They are calling it the “biggest sports comeback of all time.” Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters by one stroke. It was his 15th major title, his first in almost 11 years. It’s being called the greatest sports comeback ever. But I beg to differ.  OK, OK. I’m no sports fanatic. No expert for sure. This is a golf thing, right?  But I think this is way more than a sports comeback. Since his self-imposed… … Continue reading

Brandon Heath Opens Up About Reconciling With His Dad Before His Death

Brandon Heath joins me on Episode 56 of the “More Than The Music Podcast” to share the stories behind his album, “Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat,” including the final moments he shared with his dad before he passed away.        Brandon learned just how important forgiveness and reconciliation is. Enter to win an autographed Brandon Heath “Faith, Hope, Love, Repeat” CD! … Continue reading

Watch This Timely New Music Video from for King & Country

“In a time of international extremism, racial division, and political tension let’s wave our white flags together and sing, “O GOD FORGIVE US.”  In this music video, for King & Country and KB confront these issues by coming face-to-face with younger versions of themselves.   Who played the younger versions of each singer? Check out the behind the scenes video for an intriguing look at how it was made.   Want to Cruise to Alaska… … Continue reading

How the Toughest Choices Lead to the Greatest Life

I love going on runs. Actually, let me be honest, if you were to see me you might describe what I do as jogging… or brisk walking. But, hey, at least I’m moving. I used to live in a home that sat at the bottom of a hill. The road that led up the hill was called Power Road. Don’t you love the name of that road? Something about it sounds daunting. And it was.… … Continue reading

Forgiveness in an Age of Anger | Brant’s Ted Talk

Anger. Brant says, “It defines our politics, it defines how people interact with each other on the road. We’re angry! I have a crazy idea about… this anger thing and I want to bounce it off of you…” In this video, Brant challenges us to re-think our assumptions and consider living a life full of forgiveness.     … Continue reading