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April 19, 2012

Keep it low like Tetris

How about this blast from the past?  Tetris was the only video game I ever liked.  It was also the only one I was ever any good at.  I got on a Bejewled kick not too long ago because it reminded me of my old friend Tetris.

Tetris 2 
The key to getting far in Tetris is to keep it low.  If you start to let your wall build up with holes in it, you are in trouble.  If you let your board begin to look like this, death is inevitable.

We were discussing forgiveness in my small group the other night and I got to thinking about Tetris.  How do you have a marriage that lasts?  By forgiving over and over again and not letting unforgiveness build up inside of you.

Forgiveness in marriage can even be a pre-decision.  I am deciding today that no matter what you do tomorrow, I will forgive you (even if he doesn't ask for it).  This way, when I am faced with a hurt, I have already decided how I will respond. 

I will keep it low.  I will forgive because I have been forgiven.

Luke 7:47
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.


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Such a great and inspiring post! Deciding ahead of time - love it!!!! Thanks a bunch!

Tetris was my favorite too, I loved it. This is so wise Holly, thank you for sharing ;)
Tina, your story sounds fascinating!! Sounds like you could write one amazing book about forgiveness. I'd buy it! God Bless you!!! Love from Elevation Extension Columbia...it is because of you & Pastor Steven's vision and your determination that people far from God are being filled with life in Christ in the midlands.

Holly, you are so right ~ I will Forgive because I have been Forgiven. This was one of the hardest things I have had to do in my lifetime. Forgive my Dad for not being there and putting me in a institution when I was 10 because my stepmom, which was a highly recognized nurse say that I was mental. My Dad could not stand it after 6 months & he got me out because there was nothing wrong with me & then I was passed to another family to take care of me. Then I was placed with a pastor & his family because they always wanted a girl. Then at the age of 17 I was brutually raped by him. So Forgivenss what not anywhere near my thought process until I learned that when we Forgive we have been set Free! So I choose to walk in Forgiveness Daily :-)

Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Holly. I purposefully woke up early this morning so that I could listen to the F-Bomb series and journal before class. God has been teaching me that I need to surrender my brokenness to Him and allow Him to heal my wounds so that I can behold that purpose that God has for my life. I'm going to pre-decide to forgive because the Son of God has already absorbed every offense on the cross and it is not mine to repay.

I like the analogy! I loved Tetris! I used to play it so much that I would play imaginary games of it in my head when I couldn't be in front of the computer. Re-DONK-ulous!

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