Tag: offense

Soulful Sunday – True Redemption 

It still hurts when I consider it. In fact, I’m still not over it. It’s been easier said than done. No matter how much word, encouragement or affirmation I receive, there is still a sting that remains.


To this day and on occasion, I am haunted and offended by the way I was ill regarded. It’s been over a year since the initial offense and yet I find myself still questioning my abilities, intellect and competence. My ego was left mangled, scarred and completely crushed. I did nothing to deserve that….

The matter has left me looking at a future that feels so uncertain for I thought I was on my way. I’ve secretly been on a mission to redeem myself, someway and somehow. Trying to get up the courage to try at that level again. The need for redemption burns deep within. I want to prove it to myself for I believe I deserve it but have reservations…..

Has life ever dealt you a set of circumstances that you never saw coming and didn’t deserve at the very least? I am sure this happens to everyone, but often the thought of how common these offenses are provides very little comfort. This is even more true when a great deal of time has passed and you haven’t recovered or experienced change. I want to be redeemed.

My greatest truth in this matter is that I am truly weary with trying to conjure up my own way. Those efforts are not going to work. I’m mature enough in the Gospel to understand this as fact. I also had to check myself if whether I want things or approval of man more than I want The Lord. 


I want and need HIM above all else. His process of redemption is truth. 

Eventually…
He shall set my feet on high places. (Psalms 18:33)

He will prepare a plate before my enemies. (Psalms 23:5)

He is my true deliverer.  (Psalms 18:2)

My stolen years will eventually be restored. (Joel 2:25)


This day I repent publicly to my Heavenly Father for the enemy does not have the last say over that thing or any other thing!
My Lord, My Daddy, my Abba Father, my refuge, my strength, my everything shall redeem me as I desire more of Him first!

My priorities are in check now. I have no other choice but to wait on The Lord!

Until Next Time, Happy Sunday!

Soulful Sunday – Road to Forgiveness 

The topic of forgiveness is never ending. As humans we face decisions almost daily to either release people from matters that hurt us or forever hold them captive with mental torture. We hold on to their offenses great and small. Many truly struggle with the simplest matters in this regard. 

However truth is, when we don’t forgive, we pollute our own spirits and souls which ultimately begin to affect other areas of our lives. Our marriages, friendships, business connections and other critical relationships will suffer as the poison of unforgivness begins to leak and contaminate our futures. While those who caused the discord in our lives have either moved on, don’t realize they hurt us or a combination of other factors.

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a woman with an overwhelming testimony about forgiveness. Her name is Cindy Griffiths. Nearly 20 years ago, her beloved mother and 11 year old daughter were killed in a tragic car accident by the hands of a drunk driver. Cindy responded by conducting herself as a true representative of the Gospel and forgave!

Cindy’s story gained national attention and was even featured on the Oprah show. She exudes the love of Christ as she sat next to the woman who shattered her world in a blink of an eye. Cindy’s demeanor, compassion and expressions of comfort toward her offender is nothing short of operating as Christ Himself!

Join me on Monday November 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm EST on the Realboldtruth talk show on http://www.heartministryradio.com. I am truly honored to have an intimate discussion with Cindy about her step by step account with this heart wrenching process. This is the first of a two part interview with the last airing on Monday November 14, 2016.

Ministry has been birthed in Cindy as a result of this extremely difficult time in her life. She’s documented it all in her book entitled “The Road to Forgiveness “(Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2001) She has become an exceptional Inspirational speaker as she continues to honor the lives of her mother, daughter and help others to move towards the process of forgiveness. Visit her website for more information.
http://www.cindygriffiths.life/

Finally, a movie production is in the works that will certainly minister to the hearts of a multitude.

http://www.theroadtoforgivenessfilm.com/