Tag Archives: Bitterness

Seed of Hope

Hope nestled into crevices of my soul a minuscule seed waiting to sprout roots grew deep into the darkness born of bitterness Until at last fragrant flowers of faith burst forth from the surface broke open my stony heart to … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Forgiveness

Yesterday I was monitoring a special-accommodation bar exam applicant, which always gives me a little time to read and write. After I posted my poem about forgiveness from my netbook, I started to read a book my sister-in-law Pam gave … Continue reading

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Out of the Heart

I know that we are not supposed to judge others (see Luke 6:37), and that only God is able to see into the heart of a man (see 1 Samuel 16:7). But right after command us to not judge, Jesus … Continue reading

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Learning to Forgive – A Poem

Many years ago the Lord taught me the importance of forgiving others. The command to forgive as we have been forgiven is not meant to be a burden, but rather a means of giving our burdens to God and lightening … Continue reading

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For Heaven’s Sake Help Others

I love Johnny Cash. He is my all-time favorite singer. His music is so real and honest, whether he is singing about love, murder, or some other aspect of life. But my favorite Johnny Cash music is his gospel recording. … Continue reading

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The Journey’s End

Do you ever have those days where you just feel like you haven’t made any progress at all in your Christian walk? You know you shouldn’t complain about little things, but you do it anyway? You know you have to … Continue reading

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Anger Does Not Bring Righteousness

Recently I have been frustrated and upset by statements on blogs and in the media, as well as comments in both places, that show a hatred of Christians and Christianity. Some of this comes from ignorance about what Christians truly believe or … Continue reading

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