Anticipating Change

Anticipating Change

Many of us don’t get too excited about change unless we know there will be no pain and everything to gain. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, “no pain, no gain”. Sometimes change can cause great pain and so we decide there will be no more changes for me. We come...
The Release That Comes from Forgiveness

The Release That Comes from Forgiveness

There is a small painting that I have of a lion and a lamb. They are sitting together, staring off at something we can’t see. They sit side by side in a field of tall grass. Whenever I see this photo of the Loin and the Lamb, I think of forgiveness. There is a...
The Ongoing Work of Confession

The Ongoing Work of Confession

I just read my very old devotional “God Calling” which I have used since the year 2000. In it, I have little notes about events that were significant to me at the time. As I was reading, I noticed a note I wrote in 2006 that talked about having deep concerns because...
An Introduction to Forgiveness

An Introduction to Forgiveness

There is not a one-size fits all approach to forgiveness because the magnitude of offense is different from situation to situation. So, when attempting to explain the how-to for understanding or applying forgiveness, I immediately question the magnitude of the offense...
Embracing The Winter Seasons of Life

Embracing The Winter Seasons of Life

Living most of my life in Pennsylvania. I’ve always enjoyed the four seasons and have very fond memories of the winter season. However, after a few months of playing games, enjoying outdoor activities like ice skating, sledding, and drinking lots of hot chocolate we...

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