Who should be worthy of forgiveness?

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When I show up on Sunday mornings, I like to wake things up a bit. I like to send the kids off with some new spiritual tools to rev up the “normal” in their weeks. As a high school Sunday school teacher, I make sure that I am really, really prepared... podcasts, videos, new music, thought- provoking questions. Also, I am equally prepared to toss the prep work and listen to what these kids need to discuss. Last Sunday was one of those times when I threw aside my plans. The first question went Continue Reading

Here’s the rock, here’s the hard place – now what?

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We don’t see it coming, we only get two choices and both choices are completely unacceptable.  What do we do? We are handed a first-thing-tomorrow deadline, for instance.  Because of expensive and once-in-a-lifetime plans for tonight, we say “no”.  Left with no other choice, the boss issues an ultimatum, “... get it on my desk by 8:00 A.M.” We can: 1) “cancel plans” 2) “leave career” Both options - unsatisfactory. And then it happens again... Facing repeated “no-way-out” endings can Continue Reading