Celebrate Forgiveness


There is a difference between like and love, wrong and right. Never run if you’re not ready to take a step. And never forgive, if you’re not ready to forget.
~ Unknown Author ~

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
~ Matthews 18:21-22 ~

Hello friends. (smile) Welcome Lexa and co-hosts, L.G. Keltner @Writing Off The Edge and Tonja Drecker @Kidbits Blog, to another blessed Friday to celebrate the small things.

I must admit, I’m enjoying the weekly celebrate the small things. (wink) it’s quite liberating. Thanks for the opportunity to share.

Yay, I made posting before midnight. Praise The Lord.

A quick reminder I write when I can because my day job pays the bills and provides food to microwave. (smile) Got to eat! This week, I celebrate forgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice. Seventy times seven? Yup, it’s a choice.

Forgiveness is powerful because it keeps a heart and mind open. No coulda, woulda and shoulda replays. No bitterness.  No resentment.

Forgiveness can work daily to release and renew the mind to move forward. Sometimes, it is, what it is; until it’s not.

Forgiveness helps to listen to the words and not react to the tone spoken. The Holy Spirit and spiritual fruit is required because the flesh can react to the tone.

So I celebrate choosing forgiveness as a beautiful release of emotions not meant to be carried.

Abundant blessings, my friends, enjoy your weekend and keep the faith. (smile)

Your comments or thoughts on forgiveness are welcome.

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The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness serves two ways, for us and for them. The memory loses power to sting.
~ Ann Friend ~

Hello friends. (smile) To say, I’ve been struggling with forgiveness is an understatement. I had to shut down and pray. Forgiveness kept coming to mind. 70 times 7.

I’ve been sharing my retesting failures and can honestly say there was a lacked of forgiveness on my part that was defeating me.

God opened my eyes to my lack of forgiveness. Until I forgave myself for reacting to things and stuff, that memory no longer stung. The power of forgiveness!

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Got to love those aha moments. Praise The Lord.

Here is the reality, things and stuff happen and there are unkind people in life. Forgiveness 70 times 7.

When I forgive the thing, them and myself, I became content at the circus! No more angst. No more giving power to the memory. Forgiveness 70 times 7.

It’s a beautiful thing to fully understand the power of forgiveness. For ourself and for others. Glory to God.

Forgiveness like most things, in life, is a choice. Choose to forgive. Forgiveness is spiritual growth.

Forgiveness 70 times 7 is a lifetime. Aha, to forgive and let go is powerful and liberating.

Forgiveness is easier as we’re become more spiritual than fleshly.

Sometimes, we make wrong choices. Forgiveness 70 times 7.

Forgiveness, at the end of the day, stops the instant replay of shoulda.

Forgiveness stops angst and releases us to move forward by letting go.

Here’s the thing, it is painful walking through things and stuff or Y moments; forgiveness takes away the angst we internalize about the thing or the Y, by providing power to let go and move forward.

Wisdom is to forgive them and forgive ourself. We live and learn by understanding the power that forgiveness brings.

Blessings, as we understand that forgiveness is powerful!

Feel free to share your thoughts on the power of forgiveness.