Forgive Yourself

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When is the last time you crowd surfed? You know, leapt into a mosh pit of concert fans and were swept across waves of undulating hands? My daughter Emily has been to twenty concerts and loves to crowd surf. Emily says: “I went to an August Burns Red concert. I was standing near the front […]

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In Part 1, Jesus and I spent the holidays hospitalized with blood clots in my lungs and legs. This week, I take a pass at last week’s questions. Q. I regretted not following a friend’s advice to get in to see a doctor earlier. How do I serve an eviction notice to the coulda shoulda […]

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Christmas Eve, a doctor at the urgent care clinic ducked into the room where I was getting oxygen through tubes in my nostrils. “The CT scan shows blood clots in your lungs,” the doctor said quickly. “We’re transferring you to the hospital—stat.”

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Hi friend, We  pray that the sparklehood and twinkletivity of the Holy Spirit fills your home this Christmas! Warmly, Lynn & Tim. “Glory to God in the highest, and Spirit-breathed peace to His people on earth” (Luke 2:14 LHV). 

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“Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations” (Isaiah 42:1). Do you get exasperated with yourself when you blow it? Do you wish you could relax expectations and lower the bar?

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When it comes to accepting ourselves greater, here is one of the best-kept secrets: there is a magic needle called joy that stitches heaven and earth together! That’s right. We can sew into our circumstances the sparklehood and twinkletivity of heaven’s colors: red, yellow, orange, purple, green, turquoise, teal, gold, silver, and a zillion other […]

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Do you sometimes wish you could go back and shift the hands of time? “Hey, Jesus,” you say as you work through your to-do list, “I’m not quite meeting my goals here. Stress is mounting!” This week I have the pleasure of introducing friend and Spirit-led business/spiritual mentor Kathie Nelson. Kathie connects Kingdom and the […]

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By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35 NIV).  When you go through transition, is your self-talk riddled with regret? Wednesday I put my 26-year-old son, Andy, on a plane bound for Tokyo. Japanese is his total passion. Over the course of the last 10 years, […]

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Do you have unfulfilled prophecies just waiting to pop? Maybe—just maybe—you have an elephant in the womb. I’ve been hard at work on a book about self-forgiveness. The path of writing a book is a peculiarly circuitous affair. It’s one wild switchback after another producing a dizzying spin of the compass needle. When it seems […]

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(Mac Powell, James Autry, Steven Curtis Chapman, William Autry, Emily Hare, Brandon Heath, me) When we show up, the Holy Spirit likes to show off. Want to know a secret to forgiving yourself that’s hidden in a surprising place? Friday night, my friend James Autry, his 16-year-old, William, my 22-year-old, Emily, and I excitedly got […]

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