He Chose Us


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. — 1 John 1:9 My first boyfriend, John Pitter, was an eleven-year-old foster kid who lived temporarily in my neighborhood. One day Pitter-Patter, as I called him, suggested we sneak into the church

Grace Is a Wide Space – by Patsy Clairmont


I’m so grateful Jesus enables me to change, one groaning effort at a time, and I’m thankful for those folks in my life who have given me the space and time to change. It’s easy (but not loving) to view a person in one light and mentally lock that person into never being different. When



When we confess, we admit the fact of our sin’s presence and the forgiveness of it through Jesus.—Marilyn Meberg

Forgiveness & Grace


When you confess to the right One, not only is your confession heard; your guilt is gone because forgiveness—grace—is given to you. —Marilyn Meberg

Kindness and Tenderness – by Karen Kingsbury


Here’s an exercise: Each morning when you wake up, check the fertile soil of your heart to see if any bitter seed has taken root. That friend who betrayed you, the boss who berated you, the husband who barely understands you—bitter seeds will try to take root in every garden. Weeds are like that. Next

Our Forgiveness


Once we embrace our own forgiveness, we have something of the same to extend to those who’ve hurt us. ―Mary Graham

Confession of Sin


  When we confess, we admit the fact of our sin’s presence and the forgiveness of it through Jesus. ―Marilyn Meberg

Hosea: A Love Story


I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be my people.—Leviticus 26:12 Do you wonder how God could possibly want to walk your walk with you, be your God and claim you as “His people”? . . . For those who worry that God has a cutoff point or a line

He Chose Us


God has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”—Hebrews 13:5 Prior to the cross, Jesus endured hours of agonizing physical and emotional torture. Yet not once did he cry out. It was not until that culminating pain of separation from God that the heart of Jesus broke. Jesus took upon Himself every sin,

Grace & Forgiveness


God in His Spirit to yours gives you the grace and the ability to forgive others. —Marilyn Meberg