Tag: forgive

Undeserved Mercy

Someone I thought was a good friend recently hurt me, and it knocked the wind out of me. Look, I get that in the span of every friendship there are bound to be moments of disagreement or offence. And, I’m well acquainted with the fact that all humans are at the core messy and capable…

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When Tempers Flair

Why can’t we just be nice to each other? I wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve thought those words over the last few weeks. Every corner of my life seems to put me face to face with individuals acting badly towards each other. I don’t like being witness to it at all.…

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While We Wait

It can be a powerful thing when you hear God’s call. For me, it was exciting and frightening. I wasn’t sure what it all meant, or where God would take me. However, what I did know is I clearly heard His direction, and I was ready to move forward to whatever He had for me.…

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Breaking the Power of Silence

Silence is powerful. It commands our attention, and can be more deafening than crashing cymbals or blaring horns. It also changes us, causes physical harm and can actually destroy us! ( Psalm 32) This is especially true when we keep silent about sexual abuse. Not speaking out in the wake of sexual abuse gives power…

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Hurting Stinks

Have you ever been hurt by someone? We all have. If you are around people, you are guaranteed pain. So why does it seem so much worse when hurt is inflicted by Christians? I think we are shocked because we expect our brothers and sisters in faith to act differently. The truth is our shared…

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