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Safe People Lead You Into a Life of Forgiveness

There are people in your life—or you can get people in your life—to help you live bravely into a life of forgiveness. These are the same people who are living brave as whole people with boundaries willing to get their hearts broken and still be brave who speak words that heal you. Because of how […]

The Bravery That is a Life of Forgiveness

A life of forgiveness sounds like a brave life. Like the bravest of all lives. And it sounds unattainable to you. I must mention my life quote again, “The brokenhearted are indeed the bravest among us—they dared to love, and they dared to forgive.” as quoted Dr. Brene Brown in Rising Strong. This is a […]

How to Forgive

This has been an honest and reflective series. I hope you’ve been turned upside down on many of your thinking errors about forgiveness. Jesus asks you to forgive others and now you’ve learned how it is one of the bravest behaviors you can do. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is […]

Forgiveness and Correcting Wrong Are Two Different Things

Are any of these true for you: My life has been negatively impacted by someone who has had serious personal problems. I have had a willingness to work out/forgive, yet it has not done any good. The person who wronged me knew he/she was doing wrong, but persisted anyway. In spite of my attempts to […]

Forgiveness is Not

Are you ready to forgive that awful awful awful person in your life? Probably not. This is hard. This is brave. But stay with me. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. First let’s breakdown what forgiveness is not: Letting go of healthy forms of anger. Allowing others to continue to disrespect your needs […]

Forgiving Others is One of the Bravest Things You Can Do

One of the bravest things we can ever do is to forgive someone. Why? Because it is so hard. It puts us back into vulnerability. It makes us feel again. And we’d rather not. Read Part 1 Here. We have our reasons—mostly very good reasons. Yet the challenge is we are to forgive. Jesus is […]

The Journey of Forgiveness

It was during the sentencing of our son that he read a statement before “God, the judge, and man.”  Isn’t that what happens when you testify in court?  In this statement was his first apology to John and I—before God, the judge, and man.  That plays out beautifully for a Hollywood drama but for us […]

The Choice to Live Broken Hearted

“The brokenhearted are indeed the bravest among us—they dared to love, and they dared to forgive.” –Dr. Brene Brown, Rising Strong, p. 156 Oh my goodness I love the research of Dr. Brene’ Brown. I very likely would love Dr. Brene’ Brown also, when I get the chance to meet her. Her research (research, not […]

At This Juncture…

I’ve been told often that the story of raising the kids John and I have is brave. I’ve never considered it brave. It all began out of curiosity—Holy Spirit curiosity. I was curious as to why a group of rotten disruptive students at the middle school I was subbing at would hang around with me […]