Category Archives: forgiveness

Two Responses to the Cross

Humility acknowledges the sufferings of Jesus and accepts that He suffered for us. Pride glosses over His sufferings and refuses to think about them. Humility acknowledges that only the cross erases sin. Pride says, “I’m not so bad, no worse … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Alice Hertz Sommer

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She didn’t want her son to worry or be afraid so every day she chose to find good things they could enjoy. Most of the time she was the only one laughing. Continue reading

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Healing for Broken Hearts

Many Christians suffer from recurring memories of a sinful or hurtful act, either committed by them or against them. No one gets through life without some heartbreaking loss, rejection or sin. Freedom from these things often happens when, or soon … Continue reading

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A Grudge-free Life

A woman peeked through the doorway into my office. “I’ve been walking past this church for  months. I thought I’d stop in and see what goes on in here.” That was my introduction to Alice. I took her on a … Continue reading

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The Problem of Guilt

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Sometimes we disappoint – bad behavior, unkind attitudes, unintentional missteps or outright sin – we slip up and our actions give others cause to say, “Huh. She’s not much of a Christian!” We’ve all been there. Some are gifted with the ability to shake off … Continue reading

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Finding our way Home to God

Jesus told two parables that tell us a lot about finding our way back to the Father. The Lost Sheep. People complained that Jesus spent too much time with sinners. To help them understand why he told the story of the … Continue reading

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Ernie and Sandra Nunn: In love again

Sandra Nunn had grown to despise her husband, Ernie, and had given up any hope of reconciling with him. The couple lived in the same house in separate rooms, each refusing to leave. Their love for each other started to die … Continue reading

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Forgiving Miss White

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 The moment I laid eyes on Miss White I suspected I’d made a mistake. After graduation from Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario, I accepted an invitation to assist the female pastor of a church in an isolated fishing village on … Continue reading

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2014: A Year of Forgiving Others

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Our ability to love God and people increases when we remember that Christ’s love for us is unconditional. God’s love fills our hearts and we find ourselves loving with the same unconditional love. Continue reading

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Treasures in the Snow

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Gliding on the groomed trail, our skis squeaking on the snow, under the stars on a clear and very cold night, we were caught in a Christmas card moment. Pine trees trimmed with white bordered the trail. Their branches sweeping … Continue reading

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