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If I forgive them …

Tonight Fred and I were talking (again) about my struggle to forgive some people who have hurt me. At one point during the conversation, I asked him, “But if I forgive them, then won’t I be giving up the one thing I have on them?” “What do you mean?” Fred asked. “Well, I can’t hurt them like they’ve hurt me …

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“But I don’t believe in God!”

Last week my dear friend, a devoted atheist/anarchist, told me that recently he had a strange dream involving horrifying demons trying to drag him to Hell. He remembers thinking (in the dream), “I should pray!” But then he remembered, “But I don’t believe in God. I have no one to help me.” What a terrifying realization. No one to pray …

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Peace IS Possible!!

I am bowled over, yet again, by God’s merciful and abiding grace. Today I spoke with a dear friend who just months ago felt much (much!) more like an enemy. We had experienced a horribly painful breakdown in our relationship and things got so bad that we couldn’t even stand to speak with one another directly. I didn’t want to …

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Is it an idol?

Yesterday, Sophia Grace (my sixteen month old) learned the word, “Mine!” So now I have front row seats to a dramatic, live production of James 4, verses 1-3: “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something and do not get it. So you kill and you covet because …

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