Category Archives: forgiveness

Why do we go to Confession?

When we vacation, my family and I love to head to the mountains and national parks. There is something about being outside and hiking for hours that refreshes our souls. Without anything to separate or distract us we talk, we … Continue reading

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Choices

In this second story of my series on the power of the human spirit, I give you a young woman who had to face some very grown-up situations long before she was ready. To me, this story shows that no … Continue reading

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Stronger than you know

In the last couple of months, I have heard stories that have inspired and awed me. Each one has shown me the sheer power of the human spirit and courage that comes in ways we don’t expect. Over the next … Continue reading

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Signals Crossed

I had a recent discussion with my children that left me stunned. I apparently have no idea what I am communicating when I text, and maybe even when I email! If you are older than a Millennial, you probably don’t … Continue reading

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What kind of faith do you have?

As a birthday gift to my husband, we’re going to look at one of his favorite verses – John 3:17. You read that right. Not John 3:16 like you see on all of the signs at sports events, but John … Continue reading

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Welcomed

We left Joseph and Mary in a state of rejection. Yes, there was mercy, but in the end it looks like each of them have rejected the other. Mary is pregnant and not by Joseph. Joseph will not raise the … Continue reading

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Challenging Gratitude

Not long ago, I was really irritated with my husband and I just couldn’t get past it. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t let it go. Finally, in prayer, I realized that I needed to say what … Continue reading

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What do you think?

Now, all of this holy living is great that we’ve been talking about the last couple weeks is great, but it doesn’t just happen. Not normally. There are plenty of times when we just can’t “put on compassion, kindness, or … Continue reading

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You are the light of the world

As we move to a life of holiness, it can be a little scary. We think it will be too hard, that it will demand too much of us, and that we will have no place in the life we … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit: Gentleness

There are times that a firm “No,” or even “Absolutely not,” are needed. There are times when a strong push is the only thing that will open a door or move an obstacle. It’s easy to think that a spirit … Continue reading

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