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Finding Fault or Offering Mercy – What Would the Golden Rule Dictate?

Finding Fault or Offering Mercy – What Would the Golden Rule Dictate?

Living by the Golden Rule… In conjunction with yesterday’s post about extending and receiving forgiveness, today’s post focuses on the related idea of choosing whether to find fault with others or offer them mercy. Doing unto others as we would want them to do for us leaves only one choice: Offer mercy! ~~*~~ ~~*~~ Here’s your inspiration for today… “We make excuses for our own behavior, but when someone else does the same thing we do, we are often merciless….

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Extending and Receiving Forgiveness

Extending and Receiving Forgiveness

Do YOU?   Forgiveness…It’s wonderful to receive it, even if we don’t feel like we deserve it. Forgiveness is also wonderful to extend to others, even if we don’t feel like THEY deserve it! Forgiveness is wrapped up with mercy and grace, all actions God extends to us. It only makes sense that we should likewise forgive others. ~~*~~   ~~*~~ Here is some inspiration for this evening… “Lord, how I rejoice that through Christ I am all right as…

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Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start

Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start

Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start   Mistakes and mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a  clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned. ~~*~~   ~~*~~   Here are your inspirational thoughts for this Tuesday evening:   “Sadly, many people today continue to fall back into the…

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Gratitude Challenge – November 20 – Thankful for Ability to Learn from Mistakes

Gratitude Challenge – November 20 – Thankful for Ability to Learn from Mistakes

Here at Words of Encouragement…   **NOVEMBER MEANS: GRATITUDE CHALLENGE!!**   I am thankful when we can learn from our mistakes and receive mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a  clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned.     Here are your inspirational thoughts originally intended for last night, Sunday…

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Mistakes and Mercy – September 11 Inspiration

Mistakes and Mercy – September 11 Inspiration

Mistakes and mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a  clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned.       Here are your inspirational thoughts for this Sunday evening:   “Sadly, many people today continue to fall back into the mistakes and patterns of their past. They keep going around the…

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Kindness, Grace, and Favor – June 24 Inspiration

Kindness, Grace, and Favor – June 24 Inspiration

Kindness, grace, and favor.  Kindness is something we need for ourselves, as well as to extend to others. Grace, in relation to God, is His unmerited divine assistance and power. Favor is a friendly gesture, gracious kindness, or a special privilege. Definitely things we need in our lives everyday! ~~*~~   Here’s your inspiration for this Friday…   “Grace is God’s power coming to us free of charge to help us do with ease what we could never accomplish on…

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