Category Archives: Forgiveness

A Tale of Two Franklins

Some thoughts about our response to infidelity from someone who has had an affair. Continue reading

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No Condemnation

Some days I am the Pharisee, some days I am the crowd, but often, I am the woman, waiting to be condemned. Continue reading

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Proving Repentance

One by one, we gathered in the mountains, robbed of cell service and internet access. Our differences were easy to spot. Different ages, different professions, different races. We had the coffee drinkers and the tea drinkers. Those who worked with … Continue reading

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Embracing Shame

At some point in the past year, I became addicted to shame. I’ve neve been a huge fan of the Jonathan Edwards ideology where I am no more than a spider that God is dangling over the fires of hell. … Continue reading

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Casting Cares and Laying Down Burdens

I was sitting on an old towel covering up the sticks and leaves of the woods seminar at Creation ’88. The mosquitos were out in full force as we took shelter from the late June sun under the trees. The speaker … Continue reading

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Cankles and Fragile Joy

It’s just 9:30 in the morning, and I can already tell that by the time I get home tonight after teaching, my ankles are going to disappear into my calves. They’re not swollen yet, but it’s coming. Because when you’re … Continue reading

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Finding Permission to Look for the Helpers

“My mother would say to me,‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are … Continue reading

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