Anger, Hope, Pain and suffering, Uncategorized

When Bitterness Consumes You

Monday, I drove out of state for work. A quick down-and-back trip, but it provided ample time to think and pray and listen to sermons. It was a welcome change of pace. Before I left, I was faced with an unexpected situation that brought a flood of memories to the front of my mind, reminding… Continue reading When Bitterness Consumes You

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Anger, Faith, Forgiveness, Grace

Love Your Enemies

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he… Continue reading Love Your Enemies

Anger, Forgiveness, Grace

Hidden Bitterness

Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Hebrews 12:15 “Mom,” Cole began, “I have a new friend. His name is Luke Williams.” I was somewhat surprised. Something inside of me jumped… Continue reading Hidden Bitterness

Anger, Forgiveness, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Sweet Revenge!

This morning in my Bible reading, I came across the absolutely horrific story of dysfunction in David’s family. Not only was David an adulterer who tried to cover his actions with murder, but his children were downright awful at times! (Moral 1 of the story: God is never out of reach of the one who… Continue reading Sweet Revenge!

Anger, Forgiveness, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Wash his feet…

These last few weeks have been tumultuous. I’ve found myself on a roller coaster of emotions as circumstances have left me reeling. I’ve sought legal counsel to figure out how to proceed. I’ve been on my knees in prayer. I’ve turned to friends who know my situation well and are always there to offer wise,… Continue reading Wash his feet…

Faith, parenting, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Splitting Time

Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.  “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to… Continue reading Splitting Time

Anger, Forgiveness, Surviving Adultery and Divorce, Uncategorized

My Heart Condition

There are two sides to every story… It’s true. Any time there is more than one person involved, you will have at least two versions of what happened, two views of the same experience. It’s no different with my marriage and divorce. Recently, I was confronted with a situation that brought me face-to-face with “the… Continue reading My Heart Condition