Forgive

Friend, are you wrestling with regret, guilt, or shame? Could you use a lap or two in God’s pool of irrational, irrevocable, irreversible grace? Thursday, November 29, my interview on Cheryl Thomas’ talk show God Encounters was aired and I was excited to pray for waves of Christ-love to shift atmospheres.  Watch the 30-minute YouTube […]

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Nikes primed on my feet, knee bent to the ground, the sole of my foot pressed against the starting block, I spread my fingers onto the coarse track. The starting pistol punctures the morning air with an explosive boom! In the race of life, I wish I could say that I’m so amazing, running with Jesus, […]

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I’m so excited. All these years I thought maybe God wanted us to keep a respectful distance from our friends’ loot. But then I found a teensy loophole, just big enough to slide a needle through. It seems that “Thou shalt not steal” applies to standards of everyday living sort of. Sometimes. Maybe. I struggled with […]

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It’s a good thing grace is at the core of this thing we call faith, I thought to myself. I struggled to worship, even to pray, as I mentally reviewed a list of offenses. An elderly neighbor roared at small children for squealing on their bikes as they rode past his home. A pal didn’t respond […]

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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a leading neurologist who writes about the marvelous interaction of the mind, the emotions and the spirit. Today let’s take a peek inside Caroline’s latest book, Switch on Your Brain. “Self-directed neuroplasticity” says deep thinking changes brain structure and function. When we distort love and truth, we wire negativity into our […]

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

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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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