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Feelings, Prayer and Sin

posted by Ruth Graham

Several things I heard last week are worth passing along. “Feelings are not facts.” That is so true but we act like feelings are facts. I may feel my friend was offended and nurse a hurt but later I  found […]

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How to Pray for Enemies

posted by Ruth Graham

God tells us to pray for our enemies. Even to love them. That is impossible on our own. Seeing the photos and news reports from Paris makes my blood boil and I want to bomb our enemies into oblivion. I […]

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Forgiveness is Not about Us

posted by Ruth Graham

I heard on the news this morning that we forgive to be free from the hurt an injury. I heard we forgive because God commanded it. I heard we forgive in order to move on from the tragedy. All that […]

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Sexual Abuse

posted by Ruth Graham

So much rain! I am sure the dear folks in Texas wonder if it will even stop. Maybe they are identifying with Noah by now. If only we could send some of that rain to California where they are suffering […]

Different Kind of Resolutions

posted by Ruth Graham

I think I have mentioned before that I do not make resolutions. I rarely am able to keep them – often I don’t remember them by month’s end. My intentions are good but resolutions become a source of defeat for […]

Forgive Again and Again and Again

posted by Ruth Graham

I am sure you have experienced many occasions when someone has hurt you. Depending on the relationship with that person the hurt was a deep wound or you brushed it off. The ones we can brush off are easier to […]

Forgiveness Questions – Help

posted by Ruth Graham

I want to ask you some questions and I hope you will repsond. I have been thinking about forgiveness… I hear the term thrown around – especially in church or religious circles. Oprah and othere social gurus talk about it […]

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Feelings, Prayer and Sin
Several things I heard last week are worth passing along. "Feelings are not facts." That is so true but we act like feelings are facts. I may feel my friend was offended and nurse a hurt but later I  found out she was not - she was just late to ...

posted 5:15:56pm Feb. 29, 2016 | read full post »

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