Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What Will You Do ?

Ecclesiastes 7:20 (New Living Translation)

20 Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins.

With this in mind, how do you handle when someone you know has sinned against you or you are upset by their sin? Jesus calls us to forgive one another for everything. To Him, all sin is just that sin. There are no levels of sin, except for the unpardonable sin against the Holy Spirit as described in Matthew 12:31-32, which is not forgivable by God.

So, If 99% of sins are forgivable by God, and sins are not labeled with severity levels by God, and we all sin, should we not as Christians forgive each other no matter what the sin was, put it behind us and move on with lives.

Forgiveness is typically defined as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. ( Wikipedia )

Should we not be able to treat each other as we always have no matter what based on the definition of forgiveness. If someone makes us angry because they sinned against, should not our forgiveness relieve that anger and allow us to once again interact with that person? I say yes and have been down this road. When you truly have forgiven someone with Gods help, it is truly possible to carry on as you once did with someone, I know. I am not saying you won't have reservations or doubts depending on what they have done, but forgiveness does not give any of us the power to judge or label anyone based on a past offense, especially if they have truly repented for what they have done.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Summer is here and I can not complain about it being too cold out anymore...although this humidty is awful! I am going to make a huge effort to shed some extra pounds this summer...my means of doing it will be by bike. I am going to combine taking pictures with my new camera with riding my bike ( not at the same time...that would be dangerous. ) I love old rustic farms and rural buildings as well as trains. I figure I can bike to locations with these features and kill to birds with one stone.

If you know of any good place to photograph these things or a great bike route, please feel free to let me know in a comment or email.

Have a great day !