When you make resolutions about your life , remember: you are your brother’s keeper; you are your sister’s keeper. You’re a watchman. And where God has placed you, God has placed you on purpose. Watchmen stand in the middle to communicate, to see, to defend. An intercessor stands in the middle on behalf of somebody else.
Andrew Thompson ~ Reaction in Relationships: The Power to Forgive
We don’t seem to know how to choose love rather than reaction. Forgiveness is the very rhythm of redemption – our redemption and the redemption of all our relationships.
Andy Stoddard ~ The Gift of Brokenness
We can’t run
from this. No matter how powerful, wealthy, famous, or holy we are, we are ashes. No matter how great of an influencer on social media we are, we are
ashes. No matter how big a church we are part of, we are ashes. We are ashes. We are broken. We are sinful.
This realization of brokenness is one of the greatest gifts we can ever receive.
Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ The Healing Power of Honoring Others
The urgent truth that this moving story illustrates is a simple, powerful one: honor is healing.
Aaron Perry ~ Boundaries and Forgiveness
How do we have boundaries while maintaining openness to be reconciled?
Michelle Manuel ~ It’s a Good Day to Die to Bitterness
We’re pleased to share this sermon from Rev. Michelle Manuel, Loft Associate Pastor at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
Wesleyan Accent ~ Sticks and Stones
Loving your enemy means freedom for you.
Carolyn Moore ~ Just How Angry Are You?
To that, Jesus would say, “It doesn’t matter. The ground of our forgiveness is not our circumstances. The ground of our grace is not emotion.”
Jeff Rudy ~ Favor and Vengeance: Your Missing Piece
The opportunity to proclaim and exact vengeance was right there before him. But he didn’t take it. The opportunity to proclaim the day of vengeance was right there before Jesus too; he was given the scroll; he could have kept on, but he stopped…
Grace Upon Grace
If in your congregation you are always fussing among yourselves, then why would the world want to be part of you?