Overcoming Regret

There’s no grief like the kind which is mingled with regret.  How did things get to a point in David’s life when his own son, Absalom, stole the hearts of the people and led a hostile rebellion to usurp the throne? The path that leads to such dysfunction is marked by poor decisions, bitterness, pride, and secret sin.  King David’s loyal followers took to his defense, pursued the rebels, and brought swift justice, killing  Absalom in the process.  It was a definitive and significant victory over a powerful enemy. But the king… Read More

Good Grief

I don’t like the feeling of grief, but that hasn’t kept it from being a a part of my life at times.  Last night I watched the movie Inside Out, which depicts feelings as individual personalities all vying for control. Not only was I entertained, I was stirred by the profound (and positive!) effect that “Sadness” had in this little girl’s life.  Grief is best known for its role when one experiences death or devestating loss; but I have also felt grief as it accompanied my recognition and remorse of my wrongdoings. … Read More