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Forgiveness

Beautiful Forgiveness

When I was young, I was sexually abused. My life was turned upside down. Not only was I effected, but my parents were too. My day to day changed, and so did I. I became paranoid, and emotionally jaded. When I got to college, I was on a self-destructive path, that was littered with alcohol…

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Nothing Like Forgiveness

I have a really hard time forgiving people. And when I mean forgiving people, I mean actually forgiving them. Like forgiving them in my heart. I can say the words to them and I can act like I forgive them, but at the end of the day, I’m still hurt. And I’ve been trying to…

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Yes, Even Dum-Dums Are Forgiven

Whenever I think about forgiveness, at least lately, two things come to mind. First, I know that if I’m a follower of Jesus, He will be known by my love of others, and forgiveness is under that ‘love of others’ umbrella (ugh). And second, nothing is impossible with God—which is a darn good thing—because for…

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From Lips to Ears to Hearts

On a summer Sunday in 1998 I heard the sermon that changed my life. I don’t remember the message, but I remember the scripture. What I heard and what I felt are as fresh today as they were 18 years ago. Here’s the passage: For if you forgive other people when they sin against you,…

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