No Giving Up

Before a single rooster crows, you will deny and disown me three times. (Jesus, Matthew 26:75) Peter did; he blatantly denied Jesus in His darkest hour, yet went on to become a church builder and Bible writer. I am conscious of my transgressions… my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, have IContinue reading “No Giving Up”

Mercy Extended

For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him. John 3:17 AMP I usually accept this verse as a recipient: “Thank You, God, for offeringContinue reading “Mercy Extended”

Anything But Simple

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will beContinue reading “Anything But Simple”

After

Newborn snuggles in mom’s arms after long months of waiting, long hours of laboring. Laboring. Damp butterfly spreads wings to fresh air and warm sun after long days of cocooning, long minutes of struggling to break out. Struggling. Seed leaves uncurl to summer sunshine after long days of being buried in dirt. Dirt. Pink sunriseContinue reading “After”