Offended? Forgiveness brings freedom.

Offended? Try These 5 Steps to Forgiveness

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Question: How do you respond when you feel offended? Do you assume the worst and turn the offense over and over and in your mind, replaying the incident and reliving the hurt? Do you catalogue other offenses committed by the person in question, adding fuel to your resentment? Maintaining healthy relationships requires a willingness to forgive when we are offended. …

Woman writing "Forgive" in her diary - The Who, What, and How of Forgiveness

Forgiveness: Who, What, and How

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For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6.14-15, NIV). If You Want What God Offers, Do What He Asks If we were honest with ourselves, we might admit that there are some …

Woman in snow, illustration for devotional on Colossians 3:14

What You Need to Warm Your Heart

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And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity (Colossians 3:14 NIV). Do you want to know a telltale sign you’re having a bad day? One such sign is when find yourself stuck outside in the cold without a coat. Why, you ask, would someone be in that situation? Not that I know …