A Grateful Love

Love that suspends ego, lets go the bitter renderings of past wrongs, forgives seven times and then seventy times seven more. Love that covers others with mercy — clothing, feeding, sheltering those with needs even to the point of sacrifice. Love that listens to the grief, holds vigil during times of illness and death, andContinue reading “A Grateful Love”

Forgiveness

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. — Lamentations 3:22-23, NLT How much forgiveness does God extend? I’ve wrestled a lifetime with my own murmurs and grumbles, my selfishness and ego, my failures and stubbornness, and I often wake inContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Perfecter

Sometimes I’ve been ungrateful, less than grace-full; I’ve sat in selfishness, stirred discontentment, and I often find I’m stuck by my own indignation.  Sometimes I’m ruled by fear of what the world can do to me; I can be petty, jealous, and childish.  I’ve tasted bitterness, held it on my tongue, rolled it round, andContinue reading “Perfecter”