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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

Just Me

broken and whole

She showed me her little clay pot that was a lovely shade of blue. I was surprised at how beautiful it was. Beautiful and cracked. Broken and whole. Jagged lines ran up and down and sideways all over it. It wasn't hard to figure out what had happened. Because when something has been broken and put back together...it shows.  It… Continue reading broken and whole

In the Word

desperate encounters – pt. 3

This is part 3 of a 4 part post in which I look at four women, desperate for different reasons, who encountered Jesus. In part 1 I highlighted the woman at the well. You can read that here.  Then we looked at the woman with the issue of blood in part 2. Today I want to get… Continue reading desperate encounters – pt. 3

In the Word

i didn’t have to die

The question today is "do we need to forgive someone who has not asked to be forgiven?". The question is valid, and arises from my recent post, "how many times". I find only one place in scripture that seems to indicate that my forgiveness of someone's sin against me is contingent upon their repentence. Luke… Continue reading i didn’t have to die