Faith and Forgiveness

March 15th, 2011

Today is dedicated to the Life of Rena Singleton (Nana)

While it is still fresh in my mind I want to remind myself of the important things about life.
Nana went home to be with the lord on Thursday March 10th at apporxmatly 10:15AM. I had the Honor  of preaching her funeral well, I was one of two; the other person speaking was Dr. Susan and she told the story of how Nana saved her life as she put it she was saved by” The Romans and one great aunt” it was an incredible story of faith and trust in God.

 For the believer difficulties and suffering is God’s proving ground, without them you never grow as a person of faith.

Forgiveness is the fertilizer of your faith what i am going to say now isn’t very PC but here goes anyway   you have to forgive  the crap that life throws at you if you want to grow.

This I know about Nana she had faith,  to say she went through a lot doesn’t  even began to tell the story.
By the time she was 22 she had already lost two husbands the first killed in a motorcycle accident and the other killed in action during WW2 and left her a single parent in the 1940’s.

I don’t know when Nana learned what I am about to share with you but nevertheless she learned them and learned them well. We found several scraps of paper tucked inside her Bible and this is what she learned about life.
1. when life is hard trust God.
2. Have faith.
3. Forgive.
to quote her “Forgive quickly best for you and your soul” Nana was 90 years old when she stepped out of this life to the next She lived life in its purest form through pain and suffering and had a good time doing it I will miss her.  Oh, and the Romans DR. Susan talked about Check out chapter 5. Nana was a person of perseverance and character. we would do well to follow her example. Pastor Mark


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