Success In Crisis

By Marc Little, The Prodigal Republican

America is populated with over 300,000,000 people. One out of every six of these Americans lives in poverty. According to the Food Research and Action Center, nearly 48 million of them are on food stamps and have joined the ranks of the 7.7% unemployed in the nation, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. […]

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The Poison Pill

By Marc T. Little, The Prodigal Republican

Families all across our country are in pain and are falling apart daily. Mothers and fathers are divorcing, leaving children broken. Husbands and wives are violating their covenants with one another. Some fathers punish children because of their own personal failures and some mothers are living with regret.

The root of some of these issues is people’s lack of forgiveness.

I believe husbands and wives can avoid divorce, infidelity and poisonous parenting if they simply learn to forgive, themselves and one another.

Though it’s not easy, there are a few steps to forgiving.  First, let go of the need for retribution. Many people who feel wronged want to get even and sometimes that means hurting themselves. […]

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Poem on Forgiveness

by  Sri Chinmoy

Learn the art of forgiving,
And apply it to yourself first.
Then it becomes easy
To forgive others.

Forgive,
You will have happiness.
Forget,
You will have satisfaction.
Forgive and forget,
You will have everlasting peace
Within and without. […]

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Forgiving to Restore

by Rose Sweet

(Originally posted on Focus on the Family)

Why Do We Find It So Hard to Forgive?

One reason we resist forgiving is that we don’t really understand what forgiveness is or how it works. We think we do, but we don’t.

Most of us assume that if we forgive our offenders, they are let off the hook — scot-free — and get to go about their merry ways while we unfairly suffer from their actions. We also may think that we have to be friendly with them again, or go back to the old relationship. While God commands us to forgive others, he never told us to keep trusting those who violated our trust or even to like being around those who hurt us. […]

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Weekly Inspiration Corner

“If you measure it by what you have, you may have misinterpreted the true meaning of success!”- Dr. Nicole LaBeach

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” — Ruth E. Renkl

” If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”  — […]

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