Forgiving Without Forgetting

forgiving without forgetting

It’s impossible to truly forget. That’s why we need to work on forgiving without forgetting. Our minds store events of years past – and we cannot completely obliterate those memories forever. Certainly, we often forget events of the past; yet, photos, fragrances, or someone else’s memories will bring those back to the forefront. We might have forgotten about an incident (whether pleasant or unpleasant), but it can still be brought to mind in unexpected ways. … Read more

Too Busy to See the Need

too busy

Too busy for “little dogs”. The Canaanites were considered “little dogs”. They were a mixed-breed of people and descendants of Canaan, one of Noah’s descendants. They didn’t fit anywhere and were rejected by the Jewish people. Some people referred to them as “half-breed”, which was just as bad as being called a little dog. One day a Canaanite woman approached Jesus as he was surrounded by a crowd of people. She wanted healing for her … Read more

3 Excuses for Not Participating in Kingdom Work

Catch-22 There are three things we use as reasons for not participating, supporting, or helping others. These same excuses were used by people thousands of years ago, and are chronicled in a story in the Bible. This parable involves a banquet where many people are invited but choose not to attend. Jesus was at the house of a Pharisee, and He was being closely watched. You’d think it was a political scenario, for folks were … Read more

Virginia Tech Football: Ladler and Patterson Doing Their Jobs

doing your job

That 6-overtime game. Virginia Tech could have – and probably should have – lost the game this past Saturday evening. Both teams made mistakes and lost opportunities to win the game. But in the sixth overtime, something phenomenal happened. Somebody stayed in his lane. He kept his focus on his assignment. When the rest of his teammates moved to the other edge of the field, he remained steadfast and on guard. Khalil Ladler stayed in … Read more