Forgiveness

A New Wardrobe

In Colossians 3, Paul talks about our new life in Christ. He tells us that we are to take off the old nature that was led by worldly desires. In place of that, we are to “clothes ourselves” with our new nature. And he lists these items of spiritual clothing in Colossians 3:12-14.

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Mend the Fences

So you’ve just had a fuss with a close friend or family member. A conversation that starts as a calm discussion turns into an angry quarrel. A phone call that begins like an easy chat quickly spirals out of control. Maybe what you said seemed right in the moment, even necessary, but what can you do when the disagreement has put a wedge in your relationship? How can you tear

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Have you ever been an innocent victim?

What About the Innocent?

When I was about 20 I was the victim of a crime. It happened more than 40 years ago and the incident rarely comes to mind anymore. I was an innocent victim and yet I live with the occasional remembrance of a traumatic experience perpetrated by someone else. Have you ever been deeply hurt by the sinful choices of another person? Maybe you are suffering right now with a profound

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A Fresh Start

As I have mentioned before, my father was in the military so we moved several times while I was growing up. During my sophomore year of high school, I made some poor choices with friends and activities, was doing things I shouldn’t be doing, and was failing school. So when the school year ended and once again we were moving to a new town, I was relieved.  I had an opportunity

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