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Pressure Points

The intensity of pressure doesn't matter as much as its location. Does it come between you and God, or does it press you closer to him?


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Bitter Inheritance

As so many abused children learn, without forgiving those who hurt us, we cannot free ourselves from the grip of history. ... I have a friend whose marriage ...


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Forgive and Move On

In his book, Lee: The Last Years, Charles Bracelen Flood reports that after the Civil War, Robert E. Lee visited a Kentucky lady who took him to the remains ...


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Phantom Guilt

Amputees often experience some sensation of a phantom limb. Somewhere, locked in their brains, a memory lingers of the nonexistent hand or leg. Invisible ...


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The Beginning of Hatred

He longed to revenge himself on everyone for his own shortcomings. He suddenly recalled how he had once been asked: "Why do you hate so and so, so ...


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Three Parts of Forgiving

To forgive someone involves three things. First, it means to forego the right of striking back. One rejects the urge to repay gossip with gossip and a ...


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Bury the Hatchet Deep

Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, "I will forgive, but not forget." It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ...


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End of Discussion

Old gossip may ... be immoral, a means of locking another person in the past, tying a person to a past sin in a way that is anything but Christian. ... ...


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As We Forgive Our Debtors

A man in conversation with John Wesley once made the comment, "I never forgive." Wesley wisely replied, "Then, sir, I hope that you never ...


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Whose Problem?

A minister took a guilt trip in a sermon: "I let the congregation really have it. Their stewardship was dismal, their participation was weak; and ...


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