Years ago, when I was a pastor, I stood with a family who had lost a loved one — a husband, father, and grandfather. His widow, whom I’d not previously met, was overwhelmed. She hardly spoke in the week I saw her, so wracked she was by the pain of grief. It is hardly surprising. […]
Role Models in Forgiveness
“Unforgivable!” That’s the cry when we are really hurting. I suspect sometimes it means “I can’t forgive that quite yet.” However, sometimes it sounds more like we are working with a confused definition of forgiveness. When I hear people talking about forgiveness it often sounds like they are thinking “Forgiveness means the wound in our […]
Thy Will! No, No, MINE! No, THINE!
“It’s God’s will,” she said. “God told me this is what I am supposed to do.” I knew she wasn’t going to like it. I knew her and I knew what she was stepping into, and it was not a match. Fast forward two weeks. “It didn’t work out,” she said. Change of course. Back […]
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