• Refreshments with Friends

    When Friendship Turns Painful (Guest Post)

    Friends come in all varieties. You have the friend that has your back whether you are right or wrong, and will always take your side. You have the friend who will speak truth to you even when you don’t want to hear it, and hold you accountable for your actions. There is the friend that reminds you that Jesus is the answer to everything.  Also there is the friend that will dry your tears as she cries right along with you. Then you have the “friend” who uses words to speak hurt into you for the sake of building herself up. My Story of “That Friend” I was once told by…

  • Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Chapters Eight & Nine

    Chapter 8: Unchangable Feels Unforgivable “There is nothing more powerful than a person living what God’s word teaches.” I’ve spent a long while reflecting over the bullet points of this chapter: Forgiveness is more satisfying than revenge. Our God is not a do-nothing God. Your offender is also suffering from pain. The purpose of forgiveness isn’t always reconciliation The enemy is the real villain. It takes me back to a Bible study I participated in a handful of years ago: A Healing Journey. Many of the same points made there; the awareness of those realizations forever etched in my heart. I’ve long known that our God is a do-nothing God.…

  • When Remembering is As Important As Forgiving (Guest Post)

    Have you ever thought about living in a world without forgiveness? I believe that forgiveness is so important for us humans. It creates a sense of peace when we forgive both ourselves, and others for certain behaviors and mistakes that have been made. Forgiveness isn’t a bad thing, and there is a difference between forgiving and forgetting, and forgiving but never forgetting. Forgiveness is making a conscious decision to let go of any kind of negative feelings towards those that have hurt you, such as resentment or vengeance. You are not condoning their behavior, but rather, changing your attitude and beliefs on the action/s that has/have been made towards you.…