False Hope and the Real Deal

This is the third post in a series on overcoming fear with hope. Each Friday after work Natalie drove 90 miles to visit her boyfriend.  This made her mother a little jumpy.  Natalie was only nineteen and an only child.  However, it was the return trip that drove her mother’s blood pressure through the roof.…

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It’s Not the Same

This is the final post in a series on forgiveness.  “It’s just not the same.”  Maybe you’ve said it about an old friendship or even a marriage.  You and someone you love went through a tough time.  The relationship dissolved or came very close to it.  Over time, you’ve been able to patch things up,…

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Repeat Offenders

This is the fourth in a series of posts on forgiveness. In the criminal justice system repeat offenders face harsher punishment.  Previous convictions and imprisonment have failed to produce any change in the criminal’s behavior. We can’t see another person’s heart.  And Jesus taught us very clearly to steer clear of judging the state of…

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