Category Archives: forgiveness

unspoken needs

unspoken* It’s implied. It’s silent. It’s understood without being spoken or uttered. It’s usually not addressed. It’s not talking. It’s unspoken. Sometimes we can feel it. Sometimes we can see it. Sometimes we become aware of what is unspoken after the opportunity to help someone. When I am trying to figure out all the feelings I am feeling, there are unspoken needs I feel. I get […]

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voluntarily. give.

give* Present it voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow the gift of your presence, by giving without expecting to receive. Hand someone a compliment, give someone undeserved love, respect and favour. Place your heart in someone else’s care. Give permission and opportunity to someone who doesn’t expect it. Give works to your words. Set forth a path, make a motion […]

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Redeem your life.

r e d e e m * 1. to buy or pay off; clear by payment: 2. to buy back.  You may have lost a lot of choice about how you live your life. You may not have much room or margin for error. You may be paying for something that happened a long time ago. You have the choice to […]

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betrayal…even the word is ugly…

      Betrayal. Yuck. Even the word is ugly. It’s one of the human experiences that can be so painful and hard to understand. It hurts when you feel lied to or when someone you thought you could trust shows you something different. When we feel betrayed or when our trust is broken, it’s natural to want to hang […]

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Your presence is needed.

In Canada, 70 per cent of all single family aboriginal homes are headed by women. We’ve known that for some time. But few people have asked – where exactly are the men? Why aren’t the fathers at home? In the United States, research also shows a troubling trend of fatherless families – especially among African Americans. In the U.S., 64 […]

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Forgiven.

Stop backbiting. Break up {for good} with all cutting, hurtful, jealous, mean, vicious talk. Start with yourself. Be gentle. Be sensitive. Forgive yourself. Think of the one person who has hurt you the most. Forgive them. Quickly. You’ve been forgiven for less, be greater than that. xox Kari

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I’m seeking revenge when…

I can’t contain this anger. It stems from bitterness, which stems from unforgiveness, which stems from hurt. Wanting revenge seems unkind. But it is wrong to smile when revenge “just happens” to someone I’m bitter with. Short answer: yes. Shoot. I’m grieving the spirit, because He is trying to help me be more like Jesus, and I keep wanting revenge. […]

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I know I’m living in bitterness when…

I’m bitter. I just figured it out. Getting hurt isn’t planned. Or fun. The experiences we have with each other, conversations, interactions, Facebook posts… they are often innocent enough, until they aren’t. We get hurt, we choose to be offended and we have a choice to make. I can choose forgiveness. If I don’t, I get bitterness. It’s sometimes hard […]

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