The First Step in Forgiving

I believe the most helpful step in forgiving is to receive validation that the injustice we are perceiving is real.  From a purely practical standpoint, it is impossible to forgive an injustice that has not been identified as unjust.  This is why it is so difficult to deal with dishonest and manipulative people.  They are

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Longing for God

I know, blogs are for words, and pictures are for Pinterest, but I’ve illustrated some quotations from my new book and wanted to see how they looked here.  This is the first sentence of The Secret of Emotions which is the first volume in the Love, Lust and the Longing for God series.

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Wanting and Needing

About 20 years ago, I did some work around needs and wants. My deep seated belief (my inner child’s belief, if you will) was that God only gave me what I needed, but I never got (didn’t deserve) what I simply wanted. This did two things.  First of all, it meant that I didn’t allow

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