Ministry Monday: Learning to Forget

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I don't know about you, but my biggest struggle on the road to complete forgiveness is not the forgiving, it is the forgetting. That darn memory of mine is quick as a whip to remember an infraction! It stirs up a lot of unpleasant feelings for both me and Shane sometimes, the "infractor". It is unfortunate that ...

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Ministry Monday: Forgiveness as an Example

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Honestly, there are times when I just don't want to forgive. I just don't feel like being forgiving. Sometimes, I enjoy being mad. Yes, I really said that. It is part of my personality. I am very type-A, I like things my way, and sometimes forgiveness is just too much for me. And, then I am convicted. The ...

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Ministry Monday: Forgive for Others

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Forgiveness is hard. Period. I struggle with forgiving others because, many times in my mind, the person who has wronged me does not deserve my forgiveness. Pretty harsh, huh? But, that is our human nature... it is not in us to automatically dish out forgiveness to those who have wronged us. We easily slide into the "victim" ...

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Ministry Monday: Forgive for Yourself

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Last week, was an overview and introduction to the mini-series Learning to Forgive. The first step in forgiveness is to forgive for yourself. When someone has wronged you, it is easy to become embittered towards him or her. This person can do nothing right in your eyes; "he/she deserves this punishment," you think. Even when our anger is ...

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Ministry Monday – Learning to Forgive, part 1

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Forgiveness. Wikipedia defines forgiveness as, "the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. Forgiveness has been on my heart a lot lately, not necessarily because I have been hurt and need to forgive, but just sitting at the back of ...

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