Forgive

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Last month, I was excited to attend a Caroline Leaf seminar in Portland called The Designed Mind: Thinking and Living Like Royals. My friend, Vicki Norris of Restoring Order, hosted the event. Here are some principles Caroline Leaf shared: “Mind changes matter. You can describe it in terms of physics and quantum physics. “God has given us […]

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What happens in your brain when you hold back forgiveness? What can you do about it? This week let’s take a look at what Dr. Caroline Leaf says in her book The Gift in You. She says that there is a neurochemistry attached to thought clusters which throws our bodies into a chemical frenzy when […]

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Have you ever wondered what happens in your little gray cells and the tangible, measurable  thoughts that flow through them when you forgive? And what happens when you don’t forgive? This 4-part blog series explores what happens in your brain as reported by Dr. Caroline Leaf. Caroline  is a communication pathologist and audiologist who has worked […]

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Dead guys don’t always stay dead. And chronic illness doesn’t always remain chronic, either. In a recent post, I’m Healed! This SO Needs to Go Out on Facebook,  Jesus touched a man in a coffin and brought him back from the dead. I prayed for a miracle like that.  I needed new life. For thirteen years, I […]

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In last week’s blog post, Jesus healed a dead man in Nain (right out of the coffin!) with a simple prayer of faith. I mentioned that the Lord healed me of fibromyalgia two years ago. My friend Tony Otten asked in a comment how I was healed from fibromyalgia. Here’s my story. In 1988,  was in […]

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He decreed statutes . . . which He commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. (Psalm  78:5, 6, NIV) In the hospital room, my newborn grandson, Logan, wraps teensy-weensy fingers around my pinky […]

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I push three-year-old Andy in a red Target shopping cart through the aisles of back-to-school sales bins one August morning. I let him pick out his favorite crayons, markers, and paints, and he drops them in the cart on top of construction paper and glue sticks. “Can we get Skittles, too?” he asks with big […]

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             You wake up one morning and rub your eyes, then reach a hand beneath the soft feather pillow. There you discover a crisp one hundred-dollar bill! You shoot bolt upright and clap your hand to your mouth. Where did this come from? Then the most remarkable thing: a new one shows […]

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What does God call us to do when we experience tension in personal conflicts? (For last week’s tips, #1-4, click here.) 5.)  Forgive those involved. Take a few minutes and make a mental list of whom you need to forgive. Breathe out resentment. Breathe in forgiveness. 6.)  Speak present-future over one another. Acknowledge the contributions […]

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Are you looking for a book about how to forgive, rich with practical tips and personal, down-to-earth illustrations?  I recommend Suzie Eller’s powerful new release, The Unburdened Heart, my favorite about forgiving the unforgivable. The Unburdened Heart explains how to let go of shame and anger and respond instead with godly maturity. Suzie weaves in […]

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