Faith on Just Plain Living

The Connection Between Forgiveness & Depression (Day 6)
Forgiveness and depression - when we steadfastly choose not to forgive, we put not only our mental health at risk but also that of those around us.
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?
Finding Peace in Challenging Times
The constant ups and downs in life are a given. They’re largely uncontrollable. But you can control your response to them and feel peaceful in challenging times.
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.
Gelassenheit – The Art of Peace Of The Soul
Gelassenheit is a strange German word with a powerful spiritual message about peace.
Gratitude Can Help You Forgive (Day 18)
When we spend time taking note of everything for which we are grateful, and we consciously express that gratitude, our entire manner of thinking starts to shift.
Take Responsibility For Your Own Part (Day 27)
Seeing the situation from the other’s perspective can help us understand when we might not have a monopoly on being right.
Be Kind Instead Of Right (Day 26)
Too many misunderstandings and problems happen when we insist on being right instead of being kind.
Starting The Process Of Forgiveness (Day 16)
Now that you understand the basics, it's time to start the process of forgiveness
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.
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.
Let’s Talk About Forgiving Yourself (Day 10)
In our forgiveness journey, it is hardest to forgive yourself. Until that is done, you are essentially stalled. It is that important.
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.
Focus On The Growth (Day 28)
Yes, the end goal has been increased peace of mind and happiness, but to get there, we had to wade through all the ugly stuff first and work hard at forgiving it.
Prayer Can Help You Forgive (Day 21)
Both prayer and meditation, especially when used together, can clear your mind and focus your thoughts. Those who make these a regular part of their lives have better health and more happiness.
What Is Forgiveness? (Day 2)
Define your terms - I say this all the time because it's so important before you start something new. Before we can understand and implement forgiveness, we must agree on a definition. What IS forgiveness?
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 sins.
Learn To Live In The Present (Day 29)
The past happens, and it has effects, but happiness comes from living in the present.
Mennonites and Modest Dress
One of the most defining – and obvious – characteristics of Plain people is their clothing. Mennonite modest clothing is immediately recognizable, . Let’s answer the question – why do the Mennonites dress like that?
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!