Every day of life on Earth is a day of spiritual warfare. Life is too short not to realize that we are daily in battle with a real enemy. Our enemy Satan has one main objective: our destruction. We would be foolish to enter each day unaware of Satan’s schemes directed against us. Someday, Satan … More City of Sin or City of Grace?
When we don’t forgive someone in our heart, we end up giving that person too much power over us (power to keep on hurting us). One simple definition of forgiveness is giving up our right to hurt someone back. In Scripture, God declares that vengeance is his, not ours. Some have used the phrase forgive … More Pulling out the knife!
We must learn to keep short accounts with the people we love. Not too long ago, when I was writing a book chapter about the topic of forgiveness, real life paid me a visit. My wife Julie and I had a heated argument about mowing our yard—and I raised my voice in anger. I see … More Leader of the Mowing!
What kind of things would you do if you had only a few months to live? A few years ago, my friend Travis told me about a friend of his who found out that he had only a few months to live. Travis’s friend created a list of people with whom he needed to reconcile, … More Important “to do” list
Opinions differ about the Roman Catholic practice of confessing to a priest. But I think that Roman Catholics are onto something—confession offers something mysteriously powerful and healing. I would like to extend the practice of confession to a doctrine called “the priesthood of all believers.” The Apostle Peter told first-century Christians that they were a … More You are a Priest!
I did not have a good relationship with my earthly father when I was growing up, but I am happy to say it has greatly improved over time. God has given me the strength to forgive my dad for loving me poorly as a child. About ten years ago, I took him out to lunch … More Hearing his Story-Forgiving my Dad