We need saving. According to Hebrews 9:22, “Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.” What in the world does that mean? If we dive into the Old Testament, we see God’s plan starting to unfold to send Jesus to atone for our sins. Every book of the OT is pointing us to… Continue reading
What is godly sorrow? Why is it such a big deal?
Continuation of #mystory, “What are You Hoping For?”… Sure, make no mistake, it felt good to be home, despite the sawdust and messiness all around me. There is something within me that likes the feeling of home. Kids outside playing. Dog constantly barking. Mail and paperwork overflowing….into my workspace and onto the floor. The pleasantries… Continue reading
Forgiveness is one of the toughest things I have tried to instill in my children. I can remember bending over backwards to get one of our daughters to say the words, “I’m sorry.” She may have taken a bite out of a nearby toddler or triumphed over her monarchy rule of toyland and repeatedly, my husband… Continue reading
We like to believe in fairy tale moments, princess story endings and magical moments. We want to hope that life can be better than this. So when my pastor mentioned in brevity that “we don’t want a church filled with nice people,” I remember being completely stumped and caught off guard. To be completely honest,… Continue reading