Grandfather Forgives Murderer

This is written by Athena Strand's grandfather, Mark...powerful and beautiful. I can’t quiet my mind and I have to share this. A friend just asked me the other day if I believe God speaks to people? I happen to know He does, as He is speaking to me now. This flesh, this man that I… Continue reading Grandfather Forgives Murderer

Power To Forgive: The Power Of Grieving Well

Here is the devotional: Forgiveness always involves grieving.You’ve probably heard of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Because they’re called stages, it’s easy to think grief is a linear process. Stage 1, 2, 3...Click. Yeah! I’m over it!But grieving isn’t like that. It’s more like a spiral. The pain tends… Continue reading Power To Forgive: The Power Of Grieving Well

Power To Forgive : The Power To Forgive

Here is the devotional: Forgiveness is a decision. You don’t need to have any warm, fuzzy feelings before you forgive. The power is available as soon as you choose. When Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, we were given the power to forgive even the worst offenses. You have the power right now because the Spirit… Continue reading Power To Forgive : The Power To Forgive

Not Forsaken: Day 3

Here is the devotional: “I could never forgive my dad for _____ .”Have you ever felt that way?Every human relationship requires us to extend and receive forgiveness along the way.It’s no different with our earthly dads. The thing about forgiveness is that we can choose to—or choose not to—extend it.It can seem enticing to withhold… Continue reading Not Forsaken: Day 3

The Space Between Us: Perfect Space

Here is the devotional: In the last four days, we've considered that we often place too much space between each other. Today, we'll analyze what perfect spacing looks like. If you are not familiar with the story of Ruth, I would suggest you read it soon. It's a beautiful story. These are the statements Ruth… Continue reading The Space Between Us: Perfect Space