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Journaling Your Forgiveness Journey (Day 17)
One great tool as you move along the path to forgiveness is a journal. The format is far less important than the content, though.
The Freeing Feeling Of Forgiveness (Day 8)
We often don’t realize just how much we’re held back by the pain, anger, grudges and resentment that we hold. By choosing to hold a grudge, we create a prison that keeps us trapped in those negative feelings.
Yes, You Can Have a Christ-Centered Christmas
A Christ-centered Christmas is possible. Let us begin with that, eliminate what takes us away from that and include what brings us toward that. Are you ready?
Pain Never Cancels Out Pain (Day 11)
Misunderstandings, differences, and sometimes malice, we are hurt by people we love dearly and by those we barely know, but paying back hurt with hurt never helps anyone.
Are you THAT Friend?
When things go wrong, we all need that friend who will listen and be supportive. Can yours trust you to let them be less than perfect?
The Beam In My Eye
Can you see to remove the speck of dust in another's eye? Should you remove the beam in your own first? Far to often, the failings we see in others reflects our own.
Appropriate Chores for Children of All Ages
Appropriate chores for children can seem hard to understand. Here is what children can do at various ages.
Forgiveness Is a Decision (Day 12)
Forgiveness is a decision, a choice that we must make daily. It is not an emotion, even though it does an affect on our emotions.
Talk It Out (Day 23)
Often – not always, but often – misunderstandings are at the root of our anger and pain. Sometimes we are just having difficulty understanding and seeing their point of view. Sometimes we feel misunderstood and ignored.
How to Make Every Meal a Feast (Even When You’re Broke)
The simplest meal can feel luxurious if a bit of time and attention is taken. Make every meal feel like a prince's feast.
Practice Makes Perfect (Day 24)
Like everything else in life, practice makes perfect when it comes to forgiveness. Even when you think you have it all under control, something will come up and you will need to practice again!
7 Ways That You Can Change the World
Many have dreams of making big changes in the world. The truth is that our little actions are what make the difference.
Why Forgiveness Is A Choice You Make Every Day (Day 1)
Most people have very little actual understanding of what forgiveness is, why it should be part of your daily life, and who exactly forgiveness benefits.
This Is What Forgiveness Is Really About (Day 14)
So exactly who is forgiveness all about? Well, it’s not about THEM! It’s not about that horrible boss, or your ex-spouse, or your abusive parents.
Christian Pacifism – Turn The Other Cheek
Christian pacifism is the belief that any form of violence is incompatible with Christian faith. The phrase 'turn the other cheek' really, honestly means that if someone strikes you on one cheek, you are to offer them the other cheek to strike, without any resistance.
Face the Pain to Let Go (Day 15)
It is important to face our pain and hurts and fully understand what we must forgive before we can continue on the journey.
3 Christmas Classics and the Lessons They Can Teach Us
Christmas classic shows charm us and make us cry. But what can Scrooge - or Pinky and the Brain - teach us?
Starting The Process Of Forgiveness (Day 16)
Now that you understand the basics, it's time to start the process of forgiveness
Don’t Go To Sleep Angry (Day 22)
The secret to a good marriage - and a good life - is to never go to sleep angry. But that's easier said than done!
Why I Am Having an Easter Egg Hunt This Year
There are no Easter bunnies in the Bible, and no record of children painting eggs or hunting for baskets of goodies. But it's still suitable for a Bible-believing Christian household!