Understanding has its own pace.
It can be nurtured and cultivated,
But it cannot be hurried or forced.
Understanding develops according to its own seasons,
And once it blooms the result is beautiful.
–Christy Heacock (Photo by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash)
Must We Walk This Lonesome Valley By Ourselves?
After the congregation finished singing the hymn “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley,” the pastor at the Methodist church I was visiting in Washington, DC, said, “That’s an awful song. It’s terrible. I should have looked more carefully at the music. I’m sorry!” The congregation burst into laughter. The pastor’s distress was real, but how often…
Free Forgiveness Coaching
Are you interested in forgiveness coaching sessions? As many of you know, I’ve been researching, writing, and teaching about forgiveness for ten years. Recently, I completed a forgiveness coaching program so that I can guide individuals and groups down a healing path that leads to peace, better relationships, and personal growth. If you would…
Who Are You Allergic To?
“If you take sulfa again, you will die.” That was the prognosis after the sulfa prescribed for my infection caused me to become ill and break out in hives that stretched from my head to the bottom of my feet. It was my introduction into the dangers of allergies. Allergies occur when our immune system…
Benefits of a Forgiveness Lifestyle: Especially During the Holidays
“I used to be angry for several days, but now I can usually calm down in about ten minutes.” These are words from one of the forgiveness heroes I interviewed who lives a forgiveness lifestyle. She’s human, so of course she will get angry at times. But she’s learned the art of controlling her anger,…
Do You Believe in a God You Can Trust?
“In God We Trust” first appeared on US coins in 1864, a time when our nation was devastated by the Civil War and desperately in need of spiritual sustenance. On July 11, 1955, President Eisenhower signed a bill requiring that the motto appear on US coins and currency. In 2019, a bill was signed requiring…
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