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I am a wife, a mother to three spunky kids, and a writer. I'm growing in grace while learning to love my imperfect self, just as my Savior does.

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  1. I think fall in the cannot forgive others, because I can’t forgive myself and that has obviously caused big problems and unnecessary hurt of others. It’s also so difficult to forgive others, especially parents, when they feel they have done nothing wrong. Thank you for this post, I needed to be reminded of this today.

    • I think it’s harder to forgive ourselves, most of the time. We have to remind ourselves that God has forgiven us, and that we are worthy of that forgiveness. If He has forgiven us, we can’t cheapen that by not accepting it, don’t you think?

      God bless you!

  2. I have to remember not to say silent. Sometimes that silence is due to my not wanting to forgive and sometimes it is because I don’t that to have to apologize for things I have done too.

  3. As a counselor, I’ve seen firsthand how much healing forgiveness can bring. Sometimes we worry that forgiveness means that what was done was okay but saying “I forgive you” actually acknowledges that, yes, there is something to forgive. Thanks for this reminder of these three important words…

  4. Love seeing you over here Jenny! You’re bringing the good stuff – forgiveness can be such an uphill battle for me (especially when I’m the one who needs to be asking for it!) so thank you for reminding us how powerful it is!

  5. You’re right it is hard to say (and sometimes feel). Thanks for the reminder of our perfect example and His love for us all. Also thanks for the insight of helping our children to learn to say this early on.