In a lot of ways we assume that by forgiving someone that this means the wrong never happened. Or, we think that by forgiving someone that this offer of forgiveness is only going to impact them. But the reality is, forgiveness, more times than not, actually benefits the forgiver far and above the one who has been forgiven.
Cut off. That's what black history month reminds me of. This isn't an aim at anyone specifically, but generally speaking, that's how I typically feel about black culture. That's nothing new. I've felt that way since I was very young; way before I ever met and had any sort of relationship with anyone of a [...]
There seems to be this...I don't know...unwritten rule in the Church that any sign of unhappiness suddenly means that you either lack faith or even trust in God, OR you are somehow ungrateful for the lot God has given you at the moment. And many times, this couldn't be further from the truth. Unfortunately, though, often times the [...]
Have you ever been chugging along in life, thinking, "Man, nothing could stop me now!" and almost at that very moment you have the rug pulled out from under neath you and your world begins to crumble? Yeah, that happened to me back on October 31st, 2017. I had been with my company for over [...]
Not because they hate Christmas or because they have necessarily lost sight of the purpose and reason for the season. But rather it is because this time of year can often dredge up reminders of the things and people they have lost. Sure, it's easy to say that people should be joyful in spite of [...]