Some of the most difficult time to pray is when you are going through hard circumstances. When faced with great pain, or trial, or sadness it can be easy to turn away from God and look inward. Sadly, this will only result in more pain and greater discomfort.

This week the Victims’ families of Charleston South Carolina offered forgiveness and salvation to the shooter! This act of kindness shown by the families is a reflection of how love can begin the healing process and their faith in Christ. The outcome of this tragedy will be forever in the minds of all of us.

The word “forgive” means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt. When we wrong someone, we seek his or her forgiveness in order for the relationship to be restored. It is important to remember that forgiveness is not granted because a person deserves to be forgiven.

Would any of us, after such a horrific loss of a family member forgive the slayer? The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). If we withhold forgiveness to others, forgiveness will also be withheld from us. All of us need forgiveness. Don’t let a tragedy separate you from your faith in your savior.

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This weekend is Mother’s Day! Many of us will be celebrating this joyful day by reflecting or spending time with our mothers. I am thinking about the things that made my mother a great mom and all the unique qualities she possessed.

Most of us get our perspectives when choosing a mate, through the experience and relationships we had, or have with our mothers. In our eyes, our mothers are perfect, and good or bad, we use our mother as the standard when choosing a mate.

A good mother makes every effort to ensure their kids are happy, learning and creates a safe positive environment for the home and family.

It is believed what make a great mother come from the pressure of our communities and society as a whole, and the experiences and memories we have with our own parents, and through the expectations of friends and family.

Mothers’ day is a day to reflect on all the good and happy times we had growing up under the watchful eyes of our mothers. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mothers will…

  • Love her children unconditionally
  • Always does what is best for her child
  • Always puts her child’s needs before her own
  • Makes every effort to be around her child
  • Feel happy and overjoyed every time she looks at her child

If you still have your mother tell her how much you love her!

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“The Power Of Forgiveness”

Summer-Time-Beach-PM-SMThe person who is hardest to forgive is the same person who can teach you the greatest lesson in your life. When you love yourself enough to rise above any situation, understanding forgiveness will become easy.   I have learned to remain positive amongst all the negativity that comes my way, and have learned the importance of rising above it.

When someone you care about hurts you, you should not hold on to the anger, resentment and any thoughts of revenge.  It is important to embrace forgiveness; to move forward in your life. Forgiveness can lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the person who hurt you.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that you deny the other person’s responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn’t minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act.

As you let go of grudges, you will no longer define your life by how you have been hurt, but by the compassion and understanding you have for forgiving other people in life.

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