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Speak Words of Life

by Harold & Bette Gillogly Your tongue has the power to speak life.  It also has the power to speak death.  That’s what Proverbs 18:21 says, and it is absolutely true!  Have you ever thought about the ramifications of this truth?  That when you criticize your spouse or kids, you are speaking death to them, […]

God’s Guide for Parents

Gloria’s father was abusive and mean.  She recalls that as a child, her only emotion toward her father was fear.  Today, as a forty-year-old woman, she still has trouble believing God could possibly want good for her.  That He can truly be trusted. As a parent, and especially as a father, you teach your children […]

Kids Have Flags Too!

Part 4: The Flags of the Spirit by Harold and Bette Gillogly Being filled with God’s Spirit is for kids too!  They don’t have to wait ‘til they’re 21 to experience the incredible joy of having the Spirit of God fill them up.  They can choose to live in  Green Flag territory instead of  the […]

The Flags of the Spirit

If you’re smart, when you see a red flag, you immediately stop and find out what it’s all about, because something’s wrong.  But when you see a green flag, that tells you you’re on the right track, so you keep going.  It makes complete sense that we begin our series on the Flags of the […]

Forgiveness – The Key to Peace

By Harold and Bette Gillogly Feelings of forgiveness do not happen in a vacuum.  We don’t wake up one morning and say, “I’m not going to feel resentment toward that person who hurt me anymore.” Shazam!  Nope.  Doesn’t happen that way. Our emotions change as we change our behavior.  We can’t simply say.  We have […]

God Says, “Forgive Like Me”

By Harold and Bette Gillogly We talked about the first kind of forgiveness in our last two blogs: “to cancel a debt, to pardon.”  Today we’re going to explore the second kind, and we want to warn you, this one is harder than the first. The second kind of forgiveness means “to relinquish resentment against […]

Forgiveness and Consequences

By Harold and Bette Gillogly Forgiving someone – that is canceling their debt and pardoning their guilt – doesn’t always mean we can save them from the consequences of their offences.  Here’s an example of what we’re talking about: One afternoon, our high school daughter came to us crying.  She had skipped school that day […]

What Does Forgiveness Mean?

By Harold and Bette Gillogly There are two different kinds of forgiveness.  Wow! Who knew?  First, it means “to cancel a debt, to pardon or remit guilt.”  That’s probably what you always thought it meant. Right?  The second kind of forgiveness is “to relinquish resentment against the debtor.”  This second meaning is harder to understand, […]