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Christmas forgiveness

kalantri on Articles - Chele wraps our 4-year-old in footie pajamas, snow-coat, a Pendleton wool blanket and Santa hat then snugly packs her into the back seat of our 1987 Ford Taurus. Complaining from the restraint, Heather screams, "I can't move!"

Chuckling from her frustration, my wife and I offer, "Settle down; we are going to look at Christmas lights."

Three months ago our family sleigh lost its source of heat and with little income, feeding my family becomes more important than enjoying the luxury of warm

How To Forgive Yourself ?

forgive on Articles - Okay, you did it. You spent half the month's food budget on a new coat, didn't get to your son's soccer match before the second half, put your mom in a nursing home, and, when the cat's yowling got on your nerves, you—you awful person!—let him outside where he was promptly hit by a car.

Yikes! It's tough to forgive yourself. Your family and friends would never forgive you if they knew half of what you do. Unfortunately, you know the whole. And the sheer awfulness of it rocks you with guilt a

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Try giving the gift of forgiveness this Christmas season

kalantri on Articles - For some people, the holiday season is a time to celebrate and join together with friends and family gift giving, special events, and parties. No doubt these celebrations provide moments of love, joy, and happiness. At least this is what we want to believe.

Unfortunately, many situations can affect the beauty, charm, and spirit of the holidays. The season often reminds some of us of our personal losses like no other time during the year. Those who have encountered loss through death of a s

SAFA won't forgive Mahlangu

kalantri on Sports - The South African Football Association CEO Dennis Mumble has revealed that May Mahlangu will not be forgiven for his sudden withdrawal from the national squad.

According to Soccer Laduma, the late withdrawal by Mahlangu from the Bafana Bafana squad and the manner in which it was done was unacceptable and the player will now not be considered for future selection reveals Mumble.

The Sweden-based forward failed to pitch in Durban where Bafana is preparing for a crunch Africa Cup of Nations

Graham: If God could forgive Paul, he can certainly forgive you!

kalantri on Miscellaneous - Dear Rev. Graham: How bad do you have to be before God won't have anything to do with you? I've lived a pretty wild life and I'm in jail now. Two men on my block have become Christians and are urging me to do the same, but I honestly can't believe God could ever forgive me. -- M.H.

A: God has promised to forgive anyone -- without exception -- who truly repents of their sin and by faith commits their life to Jesus Christ. The Bible is clear: "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be

Mother forgives daughter's attackers

kalantri on Family - The mother of the 16-year-old girl who was attacked, thrown into a river and left for dead, says she has forgiven her attackers.

Julie Harper, Rinelle's mother, said she came to that decision when she was told two people had been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

"The first thing that came to me was to forgive right away," she said today after a news conference.

"Of any family members are listening I forgive them. That's what I was taught to do by my grandparents.

"It's ha

How to Forgive a Friend

forgive on Articles - I'd never imagined our friendship would end, and certainly not like this. But on an otherwise ordinary afternoon, a scathing missive arrived from one of my best pals: a litany of my flaws and mistakes, along with my most mortifying secrets, amassed over the years we'd known each other and thrown back in my face.

What prompted this vicious e-mail attack? A friendship I'd struck up with someone my close friend—unbeknownst to me—had a brutal grudge against.

For days afterward, I walked aroun

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The absolute power of forgiveness

kalantri on Articles - “I can’t believe he did that.”

“Her words hurt.”

“I don’t think I’ll ever forget.”

You’ve been sinned against. The pain and shame never leave you. If you’re a Christian and someone has hurt you – forgiveness is the only solution that will set you free. If you’re bitter, angry, jealous, spiteful, envious, or holding a grudge – forgiveness is your only hope.

Our typical reaction when we’ve been hurt is to lash out or fight back. Forgiveness is the glue that holds relationships togethe

Gilbert Arenas forgives Donald Sterling

forgiveness on Sports - Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas took to Instagram on Monday to say he accepts the apology of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because “forgiveness will destroy racism not more hatred.”

The 81-year-old billionaire gave an interview to CNN’s Anderson Cooper that aired on Monday evening.

In the interview, Sterling said he thinks he should be allowed one mistake and asked for forgiveness. He admitted to his well-documented racist comments made last month and said he loves the Clippers player

Forgive and Forget: Forgiving a Wrong Causes the Human Brain to More Easily Forget It

kalantri on Articles - The age-old saying, "forgive and forget," may have some scientific truth behind it. It turns out that if a person forgives someone, they're more easily able to forget the transgression.

"It is well established that learning to forgive others can have positive benefits for an individual's mental health," said Saima Noreen, one of the researchers, in a news release. "The ability to forget upsetting memories may provide an effective coping strategy that enables people to move on with their live