Being an author was never one of my aspirations, but during my journey from bitterness to joy in Christ, I was compelled to write about it. I published Bitter Truth: My Story of Bitterness, Grace and Repentance in 2014 and have been blogging and speaking about it ever since. My earnest desire is that others would also break free if they are entangled by sin or not living in the fullness of joy that’s possible in Jesus.
Lately I’ve been reading about anger. Since it is the doorway, the starting point for bitterness, it’s helpful to understand it. It is interesting to read different opinions on anger from both worldly and godly perspectives and I’ll be sharing more of that in subsequent blogs. We are told in Ephesians 4:26 that when we are angry we should be careful not to sin. So that assumes we will get angry sometimes. But the key is
(Reposted from December…) We are full into the busy season of Christmas. Last night we hosted our third Christmas party. This coming week the college students will be coming home and many are making plans to travel to loved ones. There are goodies to bake and presents to buy and wrap. Christmas songs are playing everywhere and the Hallmark Channel is showing movies about the true spirit of Christmas. According to our culture, Christmas is all about family
What if someone is harboring bitterness – against you? If they are angry with you and unwilling to discuss or reconcile, what then? What if you have tried to understand and apologize for what you’ve done to offend them, and they only heap more accusations on you? This is difficult and heartbreaking at the very least. A bitter person by definition is someone who has decided what the truth is already – and will not accept any opposing