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Lessons From a Door

Earlier this week, I decided I would hang a mirror on the back on my eldest son’s door.  The one he has wanted me to hang up since last August.  However, before I could hang up this mirror, I thought it would be a good idea to paint the door.  You see marks and scratches cover the the door.  Some of those from the innocent days of playing on the floor.  Some of those the reminder of a frustrated student or a frustrated parent entering or leaving the room.

So, I finally found some time when he was not occupying the room where I could paint the door. I mentioned yesterday that the idea of forgiveness and what that looks like when lived out in our lives has circled around in my mind.  As I placed that bright white paint on my brush and then on the door, covering those marks, many of them small reminders of pain,  I was reminded of how forgiveness, when properly received and graciously given, does the same in our lives.  It ‘erases’ the past, cleans the slate, and allows us to be presented again white, clean and new, just like that nice white door with the mirror on the back.

That’s a great thing for him!  And forgiveness can be a great thing for you!

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 New International Version (NIV)

Oh, I must tell you.  I was awoken last night to what I thought were robbers in the house.  Turns out, the mirror tape was not strong enough, and that mirror decided to free itself from the back of the door and make an awful noise at it hit the floor!  The door is still white however!



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Comments Please

Well, I discovered yesterday that my comment sub system on this blog may not have worked.  I was wondering why no one ever posted anything.  I assumed it was either because no one really reads any of this, or you stop reading before you get to my question at the end. Either way, it’s working now!  So prove my assumptions incorrect and comment away.

Oh, I also have received a suggestion to put a comment button in the email distribution that many of your receive ( you can subscribe yourself on the right hand side of the site (  I did not do that yet, but I am looking for a way to add that to the email.  Maybe that will help with some more active comments.

Can you see I am dying for attention today!!

Seriously, I do receive a lot of feedback from you, the reader via email, and I always appreciate the comments and the encouragement.  It “keeps me singing as I go“.

Well, on today’s thought, which by the way this is going appears quite elusive.  It is Friday once again, and of course Friday usually means a simple thought, plus my friend Mr Jones has me schedule for an 8am meeting which will keep me busy for most of the morning.

So, back to the idea of comments and providing feedback.  Wouldn’t it be great if the creator of the world would stop by the blog you call your life and leave a comment every so often.  Something that would confirm and correct.  Something that would help you keep going in the right direction.

Well, I think he may have.  Well I know he has provided so much all ready.  But I think he has provided a feedback mechanism.  Look at these verses from James

22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

He tells us to listen and look with intent and the answers are there.  Hm.. the feedback is right in front of us, is it up to us to make sure our comment section is working?

I dunno?  What do you think about this?