Tablets of the Heart: Stories of Faith and Forgiveness
Tablets of the Heart is a collection of true stories about faith and forgiveness, most of which are set in the author's hometown of Griffin, Georgia. Included are the author's account of her parents' robbery and kidnapping at gunpoint when she was a teenager and her own brush with death as an adult. Other topics deal with grief over the loss of a loved one, the desire to control, racial prejudice, the joys and challenges of church life, seeking God's will, holding the tongue, and more. Each narrative is followed by scriptures that express the lessons learned or confirmed through that particular experience. Forgiveness is recognized as an action, not a feeling, which sometimes requires the mind to do that which is biblical before the heart is able to catch up. Forgiveness is described as a prescription for healing that does not necessarily involve forgetting. Prayers and insights are offered to encourage the reader to move forward with life.