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  • Forgiveness as God sees it

    Jesus told a story about forgiveness that pokes at my heart and conscience every time I hear it. It tells of a good king whose accountant brought to his attention that one of his servants owed him an enormous amount of money, something to the tune of billions of dollars if measured in today’s money. […]

  • Me too

    I generally consider myself a forgiving and “nice” person, but I had an experience in my sophomore year that tested my ability to forgive. My classmate Matt and I were paired up to do a presentation about modern English literature, and Matt got on my nerves from the start. My nitpicky and demanding work habits […]

  • Forgiveness is divine 

    The power to forgive is part of the nature and essence of God, and when you exercise it, you rise above the limitations of your human nature. Choosing to forgive another is one of the hardest things most people ever do, especially if it’s undeserved. Human nature cries out for revenge and retribution, or at […]

  • The secret

    Decisions come in all shapes and sizes. Every day we face decisions about what to eat, whether to exercise, how to use our time, etc. Over the years, these decisions become habits, and we don’t think much about them. If we’ve made good decisions from the start, we don’t usually have to worry about them. […]

  • Facing change and trimming trees

    The tree trimmers finally showed up. I’d been nervously waiting for them, both looking forward to them pruning my trees and also terrified of what the outcome might be. I’d known for a long time that the trees needed to be trimmed, but a part of me loved the wild “jungle” growth, and I’d waited […]

  • Ups and downs

    Recently, I was contemplating the topic of wrong choices, after having made a few myself, and was feeling a bit discouraged. Most of us enjoy finding we’ve made the right decisions, and we can definitely see the benefits in those. But it’s harder to see any good that could come from our wrong choices. We […]