Bleeding Heart Flower

Sola Gratia: Don’t Blame My Sin On Jesus

I’ve been doing a lot of contemplating about my “ministry” today. That word sounds so stuffy and prideful when applied to me. I’m not a minister and I’m not a preacher. I’m a mother who composes songs, writes blogs, is scribbling down a few novels, and likes to sing and play the piano. I would never dream of putting my “ministry” …

Thoughts on Tribulation & The Rapture, by Holocaust Survivor Corrie Ten Boom, 1974

The following is a letter written by Nazi Concentration Camp survivor, Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie and her family were imprisoned for trying to help Jews. After escaping, she went on to minister to suffering and persecuted people all over the world. Her words here are so profound, and brought me to tears, so I want to share her amazing message with …

The Top 10 Most Prevalent Lies About Forgiveness

I consider myself an expert on forgiveness. Seriously, anyone over the age of 20 who isn’t festering in bitterness is probably an expert on forgiveness. But forgiveness is still hard. Especially when we’re confronted with issues such as domestic violence, adultery, lies, betrayal, or theft. It’s hard to forgive people, especially friends and family, for taking advantage of our trust in them.