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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. -- Matthew 5:3-4


"In 1 Timothy 1:11 Paul focuses on the gospel as 'the glory of the blessed God.' The word translated 'blessed' in this phrase (makarivou) is the same one used in the beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew 5:3-11. 'Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.' And so on. The word means 'happy' or 'fortunate.' Paul himself uses it in other places to refer to the…


Wanted to share five tips on forgiving I stumbled upon today! 5 Tips for Forgiving: 1. Don’t deny that you’ve been hurt. Forgiving isn’t denying. 2. Make a decision to forgive others. (Luke 17:3-5) 3. Don’t seek revenge or repay evil for evil. (1 Peter 3:9) 4. Pray God will release any anger inside you. (Ephesians 4:26-31) 5. Pray for those who have hurt you. (Matthew 5:44) To be in relationship, whether romantic, family, it friend, requires us to challenge ourselves to habitually forgive…