The Release That Comes from Forgiveness

The Release That Comes from Forgiveness

There is a small painting that I have of a lion and a lamb. They are sitting together, staring off at something we can’t see. They sit side by side in a field of tall grass. Whenever I see this photo of the Loin and the Lamb, I think of forgiveness. There is a...
An Introduction to Forgiveness

An Introduction to Forgiveness

There is not a one-size fits all approach to forgiveness because the magnitude of offense is different from situation to situation. So, when attempting to explain the how-to for understanding or applying forgiveness, I immediately question the magnitude of the offense...
Forgiving In the New Year

Forgiving In the New Year

Most of us have experienced things in the past year that we need to forgive so we can start this year with a clean heart. However, the old mantra “forgive and forget” needs a refresh because while forgiving is possible, forgetting is not. I love the quote, “We forgive...
The Poison of Not Forgiving

The Poison of Not Forgiving

Most of us have said these lines at some point in our life’s experience with hurt and pain: 1. They were wrong. 2. I could never forgive them. 3. I can never condone what they did. 4. What they did was unforgivable. The results of not forgiving are bitterness, hatred,...