Do Not Lay Blame

God, there are so many bad people in this world. Why don’t you do something about it? Do not lay blame at the feet of your enemies or mine. Look instead for the why of the situation. The root is the beginning for all. When the seed is strong and nurtured, the plant bears goodContinue reading “Do Not Lay Blame”

Learning to Forgive

Perhaps one of the hardest things to do in life is learning to forgive others and yourself. When someone has hurt us beyond measure, there is a strong emotion tied to the pain. If left untended, it turns to anger and resentment. It can also lead to depression and cause illness. Many people do notContinue reading “Learning to Forgive”

Forgive and Love Your Enemy

God, I am so filled with anger at what has been done to me. Please help me to understand. My child, I do not inflict suffering on you or any of my children. That time is long gone. Works of violence are works of the enemy—an enemy who hides in plain sight often and isContinue reading “Forgive and Love Your Enemy”

Don’t Let Anger Poison Your Heart

Sometimes it is hard to let the pain of someone hurting us go but holding onto it is not healthy. Don’t let anger poison your heart. When someone hurts you, whether intentional or not, the pain you feel is real. These are valid emotions and you are entitled to feel them. You may feel hurtContinue reading “Don’t Let Anger Poison Your Heart”

When Forgiveness is Needed

Usually, there is a time of sadness, sometimes anger, when forgiveness is needed. When someone you love hurts you, it is not only sad but painful. Your heart feels as if it is bleeding for the one who has hurt you. Sometimes anger rises up to disguise the pain. The only way forward is toContinue reading “When Forgiveness is Needed”