Sweet Talk - Rose's Blog
NO MERCY FOR YOU!
“I hate him! I hope he burns in hell!”
Gulp! How do you handle it when someone spits out such fury? What do you say? What do you do? I’ve heard this too many times in my twenty-plus years ministering to the separated and divorced. Sadly, I’ve witnessed well-meaning but misdirected responses such as:
Oh, dear.... Read More
PRAYING? BE CAREFUL!
“Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you…”
Well, that’s pretty bold of James and John, the sons of Zebedee! In Mark’s Gospel (Mark 10: 35-45) we hear about how these two practically demanded the choice seats in heaven. And yet if we see God as a Loving Father, he encourages us to be bold in... Read More
AN ANGRY AND UGLY MOB
Imagine a man got drunk, then angry at his wife, slapped her hard across her face, made the kids cry, kicked the beloved family dog, and then tripped down the stairs and gravely injured himself. His actions hurt the whole family, but the nurses and doctors at the hospital care less about what he did than what it takes to immediately... Read More
THE GOOD THING ABOUT DIVORCE
This title will shock some, anger others, and make perfect sense to those who have come through it.
Don’t get me wrong; divorce is horrid, it violates the whole family, the poison of it reaches into every part of our community, and, yes, God hates it. (Malachi 2:16) But there’s another part of this reality: from divorce... Read More
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