Hard work pays off.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – November 5, 2021”
Even the Saints got Angry.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – November 3, 2021”
Living in the spirit of forgiveness as the cure for anger.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – November 1, 2021”
Last Sunday, we looked at the role pride plays in keeping us from living the good life and how humility is the cure for this dis-ease. Today we look at the next two deadly sins, envy and anger and their cure, kindness, and forgiveness. Envy and anger have a symbiotic relationship, as they create conflict within us and with others. Where one is present, usually the other is there if we peel back the layers of our emotions.
Emotions can be tricky, but it is helpful to remind ourselves that they can be a good thing if we have awareness and use them as a tool to question what is really going on. When we are in conflict, we often get stuck in thoughts of how difficult a person or situation is making us feel. This is counterproductive because if we focus on the other person, we are not getting closer to resolving the issue. By looking at our part in the situation, we can create a shift and work through our reactions and emotions towards a positive outcome.Continue reading “Winning the Spiritual Battle of Envy and Anger with Kindness and Forgiveness”
Ponder: Sin hurts us and offends God. Am I humble enough to ask for and accept forgiveness?Continue reading “There is Something About Mary Series – The Beauty of Radical Forgiveness”
Forgive three times.Continue reading “Day Three. Be His Light.”
So much of my life I was caught up in what people would say instead of basing reality on their behaviors. This likely stems from having significant relationships in my life who were emotionally unavailable to me in my formative years. This destructive coping mechanism led me into a lot of wishful thinking and living in the hopeful future. After suffering the consequences of a failed marriage and another long-term dating relationship, I was able to see how this habit was not serving me well and was able to change my mindset to ensure that actions must match words.Continue reading “Good Friday Lord’s Passion: Action Speaks Louder than Words”