Forgiveness

How I'm Fighting Resentment as a Stepmom

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I are married.”  I wanted to be accurate, but also reassuring....

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Forgiveness Is Not A Feeling
Forgiveness Is Not A Feeling

Learning to forgive is CRITICAL to building a healthy marriage. We’ve only had “little” offenses to forgive each other on this first year, but I’m not going to kid myself that “little” hurts are all that’ll ever touch our marriage.  Even so, in this first year I’ve had plenty of opportunities to practice forgiveness (and so has my...

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Where Do All the Broken People Go?
Where Do All the Broken People Go?

“Where do all the broken people go? Third stool from the corner, that’s my place.” We’re all looking for shelter, for somewhere we belong. That need for community, for intimacy, is one of the deepest longings of the human heart. Where do you run to when the world comes crashing in? Take the next step: Community changes everything Need...

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Holidays Hard On Love?
Holidays Hard On Love?

Did you realize that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time spouses and family members are most ignored? Why? We get so busy doing things for our families that we don't take the time to spend with them. So take a few moments and express your devotion to each other. Are you mutually devoted? Then declare it! There is nothing quite...

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July 22: Forgiving People Who Don’t Deserve It
July 22: Forgiving People Who Don't Deserve It

It’s hard to forgive someone when you have the resources to get even. But being able to forgive people who don’t deserve it is a key success factor for any leader. Watch the video For Leonard Buhler, it’s his faith in Jesus that gives him the strength to forgive. Related Take this online study to learn how forgiveness can bring freedom...

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Love…Where Are You?
Love…Where Are You?

What is love? Is it definable? Is it a feeling? A passion? Is love always romantic? The dictionary defines love as, “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection for a parent, child, or friend, sexual desire, affectionate concern for the well-being of others, the benevolent...

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Mom, I Want to Know You Better
Mom, I Want to Know You Better

 I look just like my Mom.  We are very similar in other ways too. I know that I get my love of words and my passion for word-play from my Mom.  We like books and crossword puzzles and silly poems and nonsense.  My Dad has long complained that when the two of us are together we speak a different language entirely.  (He is right about that, but...

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Trying to Answer the Why?
Trying to Answer the Why?

We've all asked “why?” at some point or another.  Chris Keith has been asking why for most of his life. He was 12 years old when his grandparents decided he was old enough to know the truth.  His whole family - his parents and his older brother Mikey - did not die in a car accident as he has been told.  The were the victims of a murder-suicide...

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