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Justified in Your Unforgiveness
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Justified in Your Unforgiveness

“Being strong means you avenge any wrong done to you. If someone hits you or pushes you, you have to push back harder. You don’t just let things go, because if you do, people won’t stop pushing and taking until there’s nothing left of you.” That is a quote from this book Convicted: A Crooked Cop, […]

“Becoming What They Told Me I Was”
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“Becoming What They Told Me I Was”

I just finished reading a painful autobiography. It is the story of an African American man who was set up by the police and the police officer who set him up. The title is Convicted: A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship. Forgiveness is the brave part of […]

Safe People Lead You Into a Life of Forgiveness
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]