A new family moved in one street over from us, and came forward with a letter the husband received in the mail. It was an awful letter filled with hate, racism, and threatening words directed at his wife. They are a bi-racial couple; he is white and she is black.
We thought we knew about grace, forgiveness, and love — so how was it that after sixteen years of marriage were we ready to call it quits?
As I was waiting at the pediatrician office with my 15-year-old daughter, a mom with two little girls came in, the oldest stood close beside her. Miss Fiercely Independent immediately struck up a conversation with us, telling us her mom was a “really great mom.”
My eight- and nine-year-old kids are paying more attention to our conversations, observing more carefully the example of our living (for better and for worse), and processing it in conversations with their friends. Parenting is getting real!
Created with tremendous intentionality, you have a unique purpose for precisely this moment in history. You’re not random or a mistake. On the contrary, deliberate and valuable. In fact, there’s no one exactly like you.
Could it be that the solution to every problem, conflict, and mess you encounter is the same solution? Larry Dale and I recently enjoyed watching Nicolas Cage again in the movie "The Family Man," which tells the love story of Jack and Kate...
My name is Dulce Leith. I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. About seven years ago my twins were born, but one of my babies died. Pastor Nando heard about this from someone in his congregation, so he came to visit me with his family, to pray for me, and to bring gifts for my baby, Nicolas.
“Now prisoner 24601, your time is up, and your parole’s begun.” This is the voice of Javert, and it’s the evil trickery of Satan and his minions in the ears of those who believe in Christ.
Love is not the same thing as acceptance, and acceptance is not the same thing as love. But I’m convinced that believing you are loved is virtually impossible apart from acceptance.
Have you ever experienced a storm in your soul? Emotions in turmoil and thoughts of despair? What are the wounds of your heart? The damage to your soul the Evil One loves to exploit?