The Beauty of Forgiveness

The Beauty of Forgiveness

What grace and good news to me, that when I fail, and miserably, Jesus will forgive me and not hold it against me. He doesn't demote our relationship to a less intimate level until I can earn back my position. He doesn't make me feel like a loser, someone inferior, a "betrayer." He loves me as if I'd never failed Him, as if I'd always pleased Him in every way!

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What Does It Mean to Live Freely and Lightly?

What Does It Mean to Live Freely and Lightly?

I had a lot of experience of living the opposite of "freely and lightly." Carrying heavy loads of grief, pain, and shame. The weight of other people's expectations for me and my own unrealistic expectations for myself. Living with an overwhelmed schedule, trying to do too much. The sense that I would never be enough, do enough, have enough. And more.

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