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June Steenkamp's readiness to forgive offers a challenge to Christians everywhere

kalantri on Family - The trial of Oscar Pistorius is dominating the headlines and brought with it much contention.

The South African athlete, a world-class Paralympian blade runner and the first ever double-amputee to participate in the Olympic Games, stands charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - a world away from the glory of London 2012 less than a year.

Pistorius claims he shot her by accident, mistaking her for an intruder. The prosecution say he is a hotheaded killer who murdered hi

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Why do we need to Forgive ?

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When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.

-Catherine Ponder

Forgiveness is an essential for moving ahead on any path. Forgive not because you have been told so but for being liberated from your self created prison of hatred.

In many of the sessions I have conducted I see Forgiveness and Healing closely intertwined.When we die we

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Hannah Smith suicide: Dad ready to FORGIVE trolls who bullied her on

forgiveness on Articles - The dad of tragic suicide teen Hannah Smith says he is ready to FORGIVE the online trolls who hounded her to death.

David Smith, 45, urged the bullies to come forward so he can understand why his 14-year-old daughter took her own life.

Schoolgirl Hannah was found hanged in her bedroom by her sister at the family home in Lutterworth, Leics, earlier this month.

She was hounded by anonymous trolls in the months leading up to her death - with several messages urging her to kill hers

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Forget About Resolutions! 5 Things to Remove Instead of Resolve

kalantri on Articles - Everyone talks about resolutions this time of year. Making changes, setting goals, remembering dreams we once had, and wanting to live better. But the only thing I see happening with resolutions is "adding" to the already secret mess that is my life.

5 Reminders of How You Can Let Go to Create a Better Life

1. I will let go of the hurt from my past. We all have painful memories from our past. When we do not let them go, they continue to hurt. The searing pain is felt over and over again

Lessons Learned

kalantri on Articles - After a year of journaling, Leggett found that some lessons were repetitive and some contradicted each other, but all offered potential for self-instruction. As the new year begins, she shares what she learned—and relearned—to inspire your 2014.

➤People don’t always do what they say they’re going to do. Forgive them.

➤ You won’t always do what you say you’re going to do. Forgive yourself.

➤ Never underestimate the power of following up.

➤ Tip well for good service. Waiters, the peo

"I deserve the Ballon d'Or every year," says Ronaldo

kalantri on Sports - Cristiano Ronaldo offered an interview to 'A Bola' magazine and A Bola TV to mark the awarding of the '2013 Personality of the Year'. In it, the Portuguese forward spoke about José Mourinho, saying that he wouldn't mind playing under him again: "I would work under him again, just as I would work under other coaches I've had like Ferguson, Boloni or Pellegrini. I learned lots under them and I have great memories of them. These coaches gave me the chance to better myself as a person and a player.

Hit-and-Run Victim’s Father Says He Cannot Forgive Driver Who Fled

kalantri on Miscellaneous - GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ The father of a Middlebury woman killed in a hit-and-run accident says he can understand that the accident occurred, but cannot forgive the driver who left the scene.

The Republican American reports that Richard Beebe says he can’t believe the driver has not turned himself in.
Police say 21-year-old Meghan Beebe was struck early Saturday morning in a Greenwich parking lot after a night out with friends.

Police say the driver stopped briefly after hitting her, the

Vindicator should forgive, forget past transgressions of Kerrigan

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Vindicator should forgive, forget past transgressions of Kerrigan

I write about Pat Kerrigan, a former Youngstown municipal judge, who was convicted for wrongdoing for acts that occurred over 20 years ago. Pat Kerrigan and I are lifelong friends, and he also happens to be my nephew. I also know him to be a man of faith, integrity and compassion for his fellow man. My views are shared by many others.

On July 21, The Vindicator ran a story on Page 1 of the Sports section describing how 63-y

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Sticks and Stones

forgiveness on Articles - Have you ever had your feelings hurt? Chances are that if you're alive and over the age of 5, you have had someone hurt your feelings. Sometimes it's not a big deal and you move on with your day. Other times it's more dramatic.

As silly as it may sound, the old nursery rhyme"sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me" isn't entirely true. Many people take offense and turn them into life long grudges. Words and actions are powerful.

There are a lot of questions that

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Justice, always will be served

forgiveness on Articles - Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate. We feel that it is a justifiable, tremendous act of grace as it relates to what God does with our confessed sins.

When God forgives our sins, analytically it’s much akin to God pressing the delete button on his heavenly computer. And when he forgives us, he doesn’t send our sins to a temporary recycle bin just in case he needs to remind us of them. Instead, they are permanently and totally removed from the hard drive! That’s what we love about the

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