Tammy C. Van Gils (Virginia, USA)
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Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:31-32 (NIV)
Recently, I saw an old friend who had hurt me deeply. We smiled at each other and briefly spoke. But inside I still felt bitter. Since the betrayal had happened years ago, I thought I’d forgiven her, but obviously had not. And once again, the anger and pain felt fresh...
I show Christlike compassion when I forgive others.
Someone I need to forgive
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“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.