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A stay-at-home wife and mother of three, Deidra blogs daily about the tears, triumphs, and grace of her journey through the middle.

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  1. He is so amazing, isn’t He? — How He gives this Grace is so incredible!

    I’m walking through this more grown-up realization of what forgiveness is, and what it isn’t. And I’m receiving it’s truths for my own father, too. Your post touched me today and resonated with what Our Father has been speaking to my own heart about this. I appreciate your story-sharing.

    Rich blessings, Deidra, as you live in peace over your Father’s grace and love…

  2. awesome post. the image that is the strongest for me is: slow, shuffling walk beneath the weight of heavy burdens. nicely written.

  3. I think we can all relate to problems with forgiveness, whether we’ve needed to forgive or be forgiven. This is beautiful, Deidra, really beautiful 🙂

  4. Hi Deidra – what a freeing moment, to offer that forgiveness. Forgiveness releases that person, but it also releases the forgiver! I like what you say at the end – I am no longer bound by the hurts of the past. I acknowledge them, but they cannot devour my joy. Amen – they no longer have power over you.
    God bless

  5. Scars Are A Sign Of Healing….a song that carries such profound truth in its words. Forgiveness is the salve that takes a wound and makes it a scar. As long as it stays a wound we will spend most of our time trying not to touch it for it just plain hurts. in every fiber of our life. But a scar can be touched and used by the Master of scars for His glory. This post has brought glory to Him and joy to us who read it BECAUSE YOU CHOSE TO FORGIVE. Thank you Deidra for sharing your heart, my heart says amen, amen, amen my courageous wise heated sister.