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Forgiving Yourself and Finding Freedom From Shame
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Forgiving Yourself and Finding Freedom From Shame

Forgiving Yourself and Embracing God’s Grace Go Hand-In-Hand From the outside, it all looked quite picture-perfect. Handsome husband. Two beautiful toddlers. Financial stability. Active in church ministry. Always quick with a smile and an encouraging word. And it wasn’t as if my smile was disingenuous. I treasured my husband and children. Gratitude for all of…

God Is With You When Others Are Not
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God Is With You When Others Are Not

I knew I shouldn’t let it get me down. But it did. “Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” -Ecclesiastes7:20 NIV I know people are fallible. In fact, because I know it so well, it sometimes feels strangely brave to step out…

Finding Jesus in the Broken Church
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Finding Jesus in the Broken Church

This is the final post in our series When People Hurt You. Throughout the last 8 weeks, we’ve talked about shedding false guilt, losing a victim mentality, accepting life as unfair, choosing to forgive, rebuilding inner strength, and the steps to move forward from the past. Each of the posts cover emotional pain from all…

Finding Inner Strength from the Pain of Yesterday
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Finding Inner Strength from the Pain of Yesterday

Right from the start, I knew she was different. There was an inner strength about her that drew me in. Genuine love. A smile from deep beyond the surface. One that seemed to come from an overflow of authentic joy. If you were to meet her, you wouldn’t guess the challenges and heartache she’d faced….

Do I Really Need to Forgive Instead of Get Revenge?
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Do I Really Need to Forgive Instead of Get Revenge?

Friends, this week’s topic is a heavy one. It’s about forgiveness and revenge. You see, the world and our very own flesh glamorizes revenge. They tell us forgiveness isn’t really necessary and maybe not even possible. They try convincing us to get revenge to feel better. That somehow getting revenge will heal our wounds and…