Saved By Grace

Saved By Grace

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


I have been reading about forgiveness. There are very many passages in the Bible concerning forgiveness. Some very reassuring and some very troubling. It's like a tool that can be used for its intended purpose or a tool  misused with a poor outcome.
“Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.


Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” — Matthew 18:21–22

I read a quote from a secular website that goes something like this: "To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and then realize the prisoner was you".
I think this is a very good summary of both the good and bad consequences of forgiveness.
Much love, Dennis

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

Thank You Mom
I now know how often I took you for granted
when I was growing up.
I always assumed you'd be there when I needed you.

I found out just how far you would stretch when you put your plans on hold
and spent 60 days and nights with Cheri and I in a place where we were like castaways.

Everything was different. Nothing looked like home. Your perseverance strengthened me.

Today (Mother's Day) is my open letter of thanks. I hope you know that you are appreciated and loved all 365 days every year.
For all the times I didn't say it before,
Thank You, Mom...I love you very much!