Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Me and little Harper Ludy. She was adopted from Korea as an infant.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Character Trait #2: FORGIVENESS
Forgive: To pardon; to remit, as an offense or debt; to overlook an offense, and treat the offender as not guilty.
1. To forgive; to surrender the right of punishing a crime; as, to remit punishment.
2. To pardon, as a fault or crime.
3. To restore.
If we forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not men their tresspasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt. 6: 14-15
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them.
John 20: 23
For thou, Lord, [art] good , and ready to forgive ; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
My dad gave a devotion on forgiveness. Funny, that week we were also needing to work on forgiveness! The night we began this character trait, Dad and Mom started a family "tradition" called Debriefing. Everyone would (and still does) go around the room and declare whether we were "clean" or "unclean". Most of the time we were unclean, having to make ourselves right with our siblings or parents. It felt so good when we received forgiveness! And what I can't believe, is that Jesus actually took the form of a baby and grew up to die on a cross! And He forgave us of our sins ... which are too numerous to count (I'm sure you agree). I am very, very thankful that Jesus had enough compassion and mercy to forgive and remit our sins!
"He who forgives ends the quarrel." -Author Unknown
All definitions taken from the Noah Webster 1828 dictionary. You can go to the online version at www.1828-dictionary.com
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Dad, Grandpa, and Uncle Travis