Forgiveness: do it soon

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Forgiveness: Moving On

“I want to be the kind of person who can do that. Move on and forgive people and be healthy and happy. It seems like an easy thing to do in my head.

But it’s not so easy when you try it in real life.”

―  Susane Colasanti  best-selling author Waiting for You

Why not? Why can’t we forgive? What is so difficult about being forgiving?

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I think it must be because you have to humble yourself to forgive someone. You must admit that you also need forgiveness and forgiveness reminds you that you yourself are not perfect. HOWEVER, if you are finding it difficult, if not impossible to forgive someone from the past or from an event that happened this past year, I beg you to reconsider.

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Organized Prayer: You can do it!

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Text over snow covered field

“I’ll pray for you!”  Praise the Lord that we can bring our needs and the needs of others right to His throne.  I like to pray for others and see their needs answered as well as my own requests.  However, I must admit that many times my praying tends to be haphazard.  I will start a prayer list, perhaps from requests given at a Wednesday night church service and those requests get prayed for that night– but usually never again.

Or I may start a list of things that I want God to do for my family.  I write down specific areas of my life that I want God to work on:  self-control, less anger, more trust, less fear.  And then I lose that list.   Continue reading “Organized Prayer: You can do it!”

Perseverance: The Lesson of the Gravel Pile

This true story of motivation and perseverance is told by Beth Estelle Innes, daughter of Elizabeth Estelle, Homeschool Christian Mom.

My dad has taught me many lessons. Pick up after yourself, stand up straight, leave things better than they were, do things right even if no one else will see, are all examples of these lessons. One of the lessons on motivation that I will never forget started with another of my dad’s principles,  Be careful with your money. Continue reading “Perseverance: The Lesson of the Gravel Pile”