Archive for the ‘Forgiveness’ Category

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Patience With Loved Ones Progression Is Of Christ

TheDiscipleMD Sometimes in our desire to help friends, family and associates, we think that by pushing them forward we are helping. We want them to be where we think they “ought” to be, not where they are. More times than not they come away with feelings of being unloved and invalidated. I am reminded of […]

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The Mighty Bridge Builders (To Those Who Break The Cycle Of Abuse!)

TheDiscipleMD Over the years I have developed tremendous admiration for those who I symbolically label as “The Mighty Bridge Builders.” These are individuals who have the strength of character to break a cycle of violent behavior or abuse that has existed in their family lines, or who have overcome abusive behavior that was inflicted upon […]

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Leaving The Porchlight On For Our Prodigal Children

TheDiscipleMD Several years ago there was a special program put on by the children at our church. As I surveyed the congregation I was delighted to see at least seven young adults in attendance who prior to the day had not chosen the path of their church going parents. Perhaps they were there for just that day, […]

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When Our Garden Turns Into Gethsemane

TheDiscipleMD I learned a valuable lesson from a man who told me that a number of years ago a married brother of his had been on the verge of making a major mistake that would have a lasting negative impact on his family, as well as the extended family. With much consternation he told me […]

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