Some of the most difficult time to pray is when you are going through hard circumstances. When faced with great pain, or trial, or sadness it can be easy to turn away from God and look inward. Sadly, this will only result in more pain and greater discomfort.

This week the Victims’ families of Charleston South Carolina offered forgiveness and salvation to the shooter! This act of kindness shown by the families is a reflection of how love can begin the healing process and their faith in Christ. The outcome of this tragedy will be forever in the minds of all of us.

The word “forgive” means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt. When we wrong someone, we seek his or her forgiveness in order for the relationship to be restored. It is important to remember that forgiveness is not granted because a person deserves to be forgiven.

Would any of us, after such a horrific loss of a family member forgive the slayer? The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). If we withhold forgiveness to others, forgiveness will also be withheld from us. All of us need forgiveness. Don’t let a tragedy separate you from your faith in your savior.

Post by Len Thicklin


Revenge “Hold out for Love”

WaterRock-SPMWhy do we seek revenge?

When a person or a situation make you feel slighted or disrespected, we often feel motivated to strike back or get even. We want to take matters into our on hands to seek revenge. In most people, there are two schools of thought on revenge. The Bible, in Exodus 21:23, instructs us to “give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot” to punish an offender. But more than 2,000 years later, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., responded, “The old law of ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.”

The thoughts behind revenge, depends on where you stand. Your thought generally depends on who and where you are in life. If you’re a power-seeker, revenge can serve to remind others you’re not to be trifled with. If you live in a society where the rule of law is weak, revenge provides a way to keep order.

But revenge comes at a price. Instead of helping you to move on with your life, it can leave you dwelling on the situation and remaining unhappy, while leaving you stuck in the past.

If you are considering revenge, it is a very natural human response to feeling slighted, but if you want to move forward in life you have to find another way to handle life’s unpleasantness. The easiest way to do this is to love, forgive and just let it go.

Len Thicklin



S0130076Dr.MartinLutherKingJrWP.Today, we honor one of America greatest leader. His leadership changed the American culture forever. Dr. King was a true visionary. He created the true definition “that all men are created equal”. He was a man who had a dream bigger than the times in which he lived. Dr. King’s stance on political activism in a non-violent way made him an American icon and an inspirational figure.

Dr. king was an epitome of a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in this country from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination.

We Love You Dr. Martin Luther King, gone but not forgotten!

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