Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life, My 15 Minutes, Repent

My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)

From my office, I can hear them. Tromping and clomping. Stomping and slinking. Racing and plodding. The not-so-little feet of my boys. I know who’s moving about by the sound of his footfalls. They’re so familiar to me. So intimate. The cadence of their steps is part of my life’s music. And it squeezes my… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: I Have a Question For You (Genesis 3)

Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life

But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 4: Forgiving, Forgetting, and Doubt

Hello dear friend, This post was one of the most difficult to write. Rewrite. And write again. I wrestled with it for weeks! Maybe you can tell me why. Blessings. “Excuse me; Ma’am, is this yours?” I ignored the voice behind me and started walking. There’s NO WAY she could be talking to me. Ma’am?!?… Continue reading But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 4: Forgiving, Forgetting, and Doubt

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But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 3, What’s The Big Deal About Confession?

What’s the big deal about confession anyway? Why does God require us to do it? Does He want to rub our noses in our mistakes? Make us feel guilt and shame for what we’ve done? Or does He enjoy putting salt in our wounds? Oh, these are good questions. Excellent questions. Real questions. I’ve asked… Continue reading But I Don’t Feel Forgiven…Part 3, What’s The Big Deal About Confession?

Confess, Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life, Repent, Surrender to Jesus

But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 2, What is Repentance?

Confession. Forgiveness. Repentance. Three essential steps to eradicating the stronghold of sin in our lives. We tend to be pros at confessing our sins and asking God for forgiveness. But we suck at repentance. But first, what exactly is repentance? Webster describes it as “the action or process of repenting especially for misdeeds or moral… Continue reading But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 2, What is Repentance?

Forgiveness, Jesus in Everyday Life

But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 1

“But I don’t feel forgiven!” She said in exasperation over a cup of coffee. Ah, there it is. That’s the real issue, isn’t it? Or is it? This sweet Sister confessed her sin; she laid it all out before her Savior. She asked for God’s forgiveness, and He’s faithfully given it. (1 John 1:9) But… Continue reading But I Don’t ‘Feel’ Forgiven…Part 1