Forgiveness

Church congregation praying
Stories of Faith

One Church's Inspiring Example of Making Amends

With its founding rooted in acrimony, a congregation proves it’s never too late to do the right thing.

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Pastor and author Michael Todd; photo courtesy Michael Todd
Stories of Faith

3 Questions: Michael Todd

The pastor and author shares what he means when he speaks of “crazy faith.”

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Ted's wife, Jeannie, and the young boy she saved; Photo credit: INDIANAPOLIS STAR/USA TODAY NETWORK
God's Grace

How This Fateful Encounter Became a Lesson in Forgiveness

This pastor received a letter from a prisoner that replaced his resentment with grace.

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Prayers God Answers Immediately
How to Pray

3 Prayers That God Answers Immediately

You won’t be kept waiting when praying these words.

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Life Advice

For a Positive Holiday Season, Ditch This One Word

Beat back “bad” to keep self-judgment off your holiday to-do list.

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An illustration of an angel and devil beside a stocking; Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino
Angels

Her Brother’s Forgiveness Was the Best Christmas Present

She still felt guilty about a childhood Christmas prank. But when she came clean, she experienced the true spirit of the holiday season.

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Friends making up
Emotional and Mental Health

Why Seeking Forgiveness Is So Important

We may not always get it, but it’s worth asking for.

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Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin
Stories of Hope

Two Cousins Who Both Descend from a Slave Owner on Faith and Healing

Phoebe Kilby and Betty Ann Kilby Fisher Baldwin reveal how their unlikely discovery that they were cousins helped Phoebe grasp more fully the marks racism and slavery have left and Betty to more fully embrace the practice of forgiveness.

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Gracie teaches Edward about forgiveness
Dogs

What a Dog Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

Nursing a grudge is not good for friendship, much less a strong faith.

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Jeremiah Braudrick; photo by Shevaun Williams
Stories of Faith

The Words of C. S. Lewis Helped Him Reclaim His Faith

How the beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia helped a struggling veteran-turned pastor realize that God forgave him.  

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