How Do I Forgive?

Lately I’ve been asked by a few people, “How do I forgive?”. It’s a fair question when you consider that many people have experienced betrayal, abuse, slander, or neglect from people they once trusted. When I hear this question I understand more clearly what people are asking. They’re not asking, “How do I forgive?”. They’re really asking, “How do I not feel angry or hurt anymore?”. People sometimes make the mistake of equating feelings with forgiveness. They’re two different things. Some might even be asking for God to take the pain away. Here’s the blunt truth: He won’t! Why? The […]

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Decline the invitation

I must admit I’ve never been prone to depression. In fact I’ve sort of been baffled by how people get depressed. I never understood what was so hard about shaking off depressed feelings and deciding to just be happy. Well, I kinda get it now. Earlier this year I was in my living room sitting on the couch, thinking. My thoughts were very random. I was reflecting and evaluating my life; i.e whats going right, whats going wrong, what next, blah blah blah… This is actually quite normal for me. But this night something happened that wasn’t normal. I felt […]

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