The Grace Jar #6

The truth startled me--I thought perhaps I had a person or two who I'd let slip under the "unforgiveness" rug. Instead, as I allowed the Lord's Spirit to remind me, the list became almost endless. I'm not talking about the kind of grievances that stand out as significant moments--we all have those and, quite honestly, I find they can be easier to identify and, therefore, take to God. What I am writing about here are the "little things." A word spoken that cut to the core but that I chose to let pass over. A look ... An email ... An unkept promise ... A shrug that meant nothing more than a shrug but I took it as meaning a whole lot more. What if I made a list of the little things ... "As long

The Grace Jar #5

Then there's that whole forgiveness thing ... There's a verse in the Bible that I think may often be overlooked by many of us. Here's the story: As "the hour" was upon Jesus, He informed Peter that before the cock crowed, Peter would deny ever knowing Him. Peter, of course, said, "No way! I'll never deny you!" But, sure enough, Peter denied Jesus ... once ... twice ... and then: A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” “Man, I am not!” Peter replied. About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.” Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lor

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