Seth Gatchell

“I’m a Forgiving Person”


“I’M A FORGIVING PERSON”   August 22, 2019   “I’m a forgiving gal,” and that she proudly claimed. But bitter there she stood, “Justified! Unashamed!” She was judge and jury. “He’s guilty! I condemn.” Scorn and contempt she threw against the evil “them.”   But when called to forgive what a ruckus and fray! Outraged…

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LISTENING A.P.B.: Missing here! A right ear and left ear! No sign of whereabouts! Relations in the pouts!   Listening: you go first! Listening for heart’s thirst.   Listening for their mopes, Listening for their hopes.   Listening for their thoughts, Listening for sore spots.   Listening when they’re curt, Listening for their hurt.  …

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Book of Hosea


BOOK OF HOSEA Hosea, the prophet, married the village whore. And to three loser “dads,” three children Gomer bore. I wanted MY people, in sad Gomer, to see, Like Gomer, that they were adulteresses to Me.   She did what she wanted, with men, running around. “They leave me food and gifts, in secret at…

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UNTROUBLED? “In this world you will have trouble.” Well, Jesus, I certainly know about that! When troubles come I usually fall flat! “Let not your heart be troubled.”   When troubles come in their course, Troubles troubling, my heart comes apart. First troubles come, then my troubled heart. Just like the cart comes after the…

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2 MEs


TWO ME’s July 6, 2021 When I look in my heart, I see two “MEs” at work. The old me, still alive, can act like such a jerk. Centered around my “needs,” without thought or intent, Committed to my “needs,” at any cost, “content.” Another “ME” I see, growing inside of me. A little Christ…

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FATHER A joy-filled, but hard task, Be a dad? Sacrifice. Of you, much will be asked. Live for self? Won’t suffice!   Loving and living, Serving and sharing, Guiding and giving, Teaching and trying.   Give them a model, How you love your wife. No room to be idle. Face problems in your life.  …

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