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Guilty Consciences

Mommy guilt is a powerful thing, as most mothers can tell you.  Many of us worry that somehow we’re completely messing things up for our kids.  There are so many different books out there telling us how we “should” be parenting, and a lot of us read them only to realize we fall far short.  We worry that we’re damaging our kids for life, that they’ll be ruined forever if we do this parenting thing wrong.  Hence the painfully true E-Card that says, “Behind every great kid is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.”  One of the most encouraging books I’ve read is Mommy Grace: Erasing Your Mommy Guilt by Sheila Shuller Coleman.  I really need to re-read that book, because just last week we had a really bad morning, and I felt guilty about it the rest of the day.  Let me illustrate, but read on at your own risk…

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Forgive and Forget?

Yesterday’s Ash Wednesday service was all about pardon.  And let’s face it, we love stories about forgiveness, don’t we?  Think about the beautiful accounts of forgiveness in the Bible.  Joseph forgiving his brothers for selling him into slavery, God forgiving David after he had committed adultery and murder, Matthew the hated tax collector who became a disciple and went on to write a Gospel account, the thief on the cross who repented in his final hours and was granted eternity with the Lord, Jesus forgiving Peter after he had denied his Lord three times, the dreaded persecutor Saul becoming the staunch apostle Paul… Continue reading “Forgive and Forget?”

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