the f-word

aphiemi is our f-word. It means to send away, dismiss, set free.  It means to forgive. So much has been said about forgiveness so I won't go on and on. Probably. Maybe. We'll see. Here is what I have seen, what I am seeing, and what I myself have done:  searched the scriptures for a way… Continue reading the f-word

Devotions, Summer

give no advantage

"If you forgive anyone, I do too. For what I have forgiven—if I have forgiven anything—it is for you in the presence of Christ. I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes." 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 Paul is talking to the… Continue reading give no advantage


she was guilty

"Then the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery,making her stand in the center.  “Teacher,” they said to Him, “this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery.  In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do You say?”  They asked this to trap Him, in order… Continue reading she was guilty

In the Word, Prayer

then i will look up

"My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;          In the morning I will direct it to You,          And I will look up." (Psalm 5:3 NKJV)  I will not pray to You, and then look to man for an answer. I will not cry out to You, and then look at my own feeble hands,… Continue reading then i will look up

In the Word

how many times?

Matthew 18:21-35 stands in stark contrast to a particular theory prevalent in the counsel many receive, both secular and christian.  The question of "how many times" is answered by many with "not enough to enable them". Peter asked Jesus how many times he had to forgive his brother when he sinned against him.  Seven times?… Continue reading how many times?