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Three Steps to Forgiving Yourself

“I will never be able to forgive myself for this.” “After everything I’ve done, I don’t deserve to be happy.” “I’m such a mess. I’ll never get parenting right.” If you have ever found yourself thinking something similar to these things, there’s a good chance you were/are walking in unforgiveness of yourself. It can take […]

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The Mediator We So Desperately Need

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5 You and I are in desperate need of a mediator. Yes, as Christians and adopted sons and daughters of the Most High, we are encouraged to approach the throne of grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:16). […]

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

Three years ago I was rocking my 2-month-old baby when my (then) husband broke the news that he no longer wanted to be married. I’ve struggled daily with forgiveness for more than 3 years, learning that forgiveness can’t always be given in an instant. I can’t say, “I forgive you for leaving us.” and suddenly […]

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Freedom from Unforgiveness (Of Yourself)

We live in South Florida, arguably one of the most beautiful states on earth, even after the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma.  If you think of Florida, beyond the storm, you’ll picture gorgeous waters, palm trees and tropical breezes. Certainly pictures of Heaven on Earth. I’m so blessed to be living here, fulfilling a childhood […]

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Forgiven Much?

This month has been rather hectic; it started out with #HurricaneIrma and it’s coming to a close with #HurricaneMaria.  I happened to be in Puerto Rico visiting my family and when Irma hit the island; then I had to watch the news helplessly as Maria tore through my island. Thankfully my family is safe.  My […]

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A Story of Forgiveness

I had gone thru many of the steps of forgiveness. And just still couldn’t let go. Just still couldn’t find closure to the matter. I had always heard you must forgive or you won’t be forgiven. But it just didn’t resonate with me. It was just all too vague or something. It didn’t tug at […]

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Forgiveness Is Freedom

Have you ever noticed that the words GIVE and GIVEN are in the middle of forgiveness? I guess I never really thought about it. Until today. And now, that which has been seen cannot be unseen. ForGIVEness is a noun, and as such, it is a thing. It is something you can give, and it […]

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Mom Guilt, Forgiveness, and Rest

Mom guilt. We all have it. Things we have done or shouldn’t have done with our kids. You all know what I’m talking about. Cold pizza for breakfast because I didn’t get enough sleep last night (teething baby) and I didn’t have the energy to make a fresh, nutritious breakfast. Or the time my child […]

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Why Do We Struggle With Forgiving

Do you find it easy to forgive others when they hurt you? How about forgiving others that hurt you over and over again even when you have told them that what they are doing bothers you? I struggle with forgiving those closest to me. I mean shouldn’t they be more careful to not hurt or […]

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Embracing the Father’s Forgiveness

  It was my fault. I deserved it. After all, I’d behaved just like he was behaving. I’d thrown the fits, hurled myself on the floor, yelled and screamed. My mother didn’t know what to do with me. I wore her out and consistently reduced her to tears. When I was older, I disobeyed and […]