Freedom in Forgiveness

Freedom in Forgiveness

Boy, do I make mistakes. Sometimes it feels like I make so many and will never be forgiven for them. My mind is like a movie reel that replays the mistakes over and over and over again. “What did you do that for?”  “Didn’t you learn last time?” “Why do you keep...
Do You Have Hope?

Do You Have Hope?

We’ve had a few tragic and unexpected losses in our community lately. Some were expected because of age or health conditions, but some weren’t. When you’re from a small town (I believe we’re still under 900 residents) they all affect you in some way. Whether you knew...
A New Creation

A New Creation

Happy New Year! I think we’re all breathing a sigh of relief that 2020 is finally behind us. It was a year of constant uncertainty and unprecedented restrictions. Who knew when we began our year that we would be facing a global pandemic…we would be discouraged from...
The Words We Speak

The Words We Speak

Words are powerful. They can cut like a knife or they can soothe like a salve. It’s how people use words that matter. Ask the 10-year-old boy whose father constantly tells him he won’t amount to anything. Ask the 15-year-old girl whose classmates call her fat just...