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Sharon Jaymes writes on Forgiveness

Understanding Biblical Forgiveness

Understanding Biblical Forgiveness

It doesn’t take very long for a couple to figure out that marriage isn’t a continuously fun and easy ride, a big bundle of happy days tied up with a sparkly bow of hugs and kisses. It’s often the sandpaper of chafing personalities, unmet expectations, and hurt feelings that rub us the wrong way and

Religion Makes Enemies / Jesus Makes Friends

We are trained to make enemies. From birth it’s always “us versus them.” Black vs. whites. Conservatives vs. liberals. Rich vs. poor. Republican vs. Democrat. Americans vs. whoever we’re at war with. Let’s be honest: sometimes Christians are the worst. Calvinists vs. Arminians. Complementarians vs. egalitarians. Charismatics vs. cessationists. Catholics vs. Protestants. As if the world

How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies

At some point, you’ve probably realized it’s not just the problems and challenging people surrounding you that rob your life of joy. Like everyone, you’ve been wounded and developed patterns that limit your ability to be your best self. Internal challenges, such as anger, guilt, and shame require your attention, or you end up overwhelmed

Praying for Others

You sit in an ER waiting room, surrounded by an anxious family. You rushed here the moment you learned of the accident. The teenage son of your neighbor was injured in a car wreck. He is in surgery. Your friends are in shock. You’d do anything for them. But what can you do? You try

Strange Kingdom | Forgiven

Strange Kingdom: Forgiven

Strange Kingdom: Forgiven Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up His clothes by casting lots. The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at Him. They said, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” The

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