Tag: forgiveness

The Old Man and The Sea

This blog post is a free chapter from our latest book, Someone To Tell It To: Moved With Compassion. If you’d like to read more stories like this one, you can purchase the entire book here. “Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us f
rom being able to fly… and if left…
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This is the story of our visit with our new friend Terri Roberts. She has graciously allowed us to share it in our next book – “Someone To Tell It To: Moved with Compassion”. Hers is an inspirational story of grace and redemption. We encourage you to pruchace her recently published book – “Forgiven: the…
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Compassion and Forgiveness

The heartfelt compassion that hastens forgiveness matures when we discover where our enemy cries.      Brennan Manning Understanding someone’s circumstances triggers the compassion that makes forgiveness possible. In his book Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning shares this story that gives us pause to reflect on the ways in which we instantly, often unfairly judge others around…
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A Nonjudgmental Presence

Words of wisdom and truth from our favorite author and spiritual mentor, Henri Nouwen: … we can be messengers of reconciliation for others.  Essential to the work of reconciliation is a nonjudgmental presence.  We are not sent to the world to judge, to condemn, to evaluate, to classify, or to label.  When we walk around as if we…
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Love. Goodness. Mercy.

Remember that you don’t choose love; love chooses you. All you really can do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing then reach out and give it away.      Kent Nerburn A wedding and a funeral.  There’s one of each for…
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To Forgive

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. Corrie ten Boom Over the next several blog posts we are going to explore the subject of Resilience – bouncing back from hardship, adversity and trauma. Each post will explore a specific way we may be…
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Inspiration on Forgiveness

We could not express these thoughts better ourselves.  So, we simply pass along the wisdom of our favorite prophet and theologian Henri Nouwen on forgiveness.  He writes of how by forgiving, our hearts and memories can be healed and we can be set free: How can we forgive those who do not want to be…
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The Past Does Not Equal the Future

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive…
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Forgiving Others – Remembering that None of Us are Perfect

Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.     Henri NouwenThis quote speaks…
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We Must Always Forgive Oursleves

It’s toughest to forgive ourselves, so it’s best probably to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.      Patty Duke We wonder sometimes, whether it’s easier to practice the art of forgiving others or easier…
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