Forgiveness or Justice ?

Scale_Depositphotos_20352529_xsWhich is more important, forgiveness or justice?  It depends on who you are.  If you’re the offended, justice is more important.  If you’re the offender, forgiveness is more important.   Whether you’re looking for forgiveness or justice, you need to understand that getting it will also be problematic for you.  Here’s what I mean…

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What’s the Most Important Thing In Life?

1st, 2nd and 3rd place“What’s the most important thing in life?  Ever thought about it?  Most of us are  looking for the answer to that question.  We’re not navel-gazing, wide-eyed fanatics.  We’re not climbing mountains to talk to some wise man sitting cross-legged in the snow.  But we are looking.

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The Good Life…In a List?

Yellow check listLists!  They’re everywhere!  Eight steps to successful parenting.  Three steps to determine if you partner is cheating on you.  The four things you need to remember when buying a house.  Ten ways to impress your boss.  Five ways to romance your spouse.  (Or were those last two the other way around?)

But, is life really as simple as following a list?

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Mr. Banks Was Not the Only One Who Needed Saving

a bowler hatI just watched the movie “Saving Mr. Banks.”  (Yeah, I’m behind in my movie watching.).  The movie is loosely based on the life of P. L. Travers, (author of the Mary Poppins books) and her thorny, combative struggle with Walt Disney over the movie rights to her book.

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What’s Feeding Your Fear?

fearWhat are you afraid of?  When I was very young I was afraid of clowns.  To this day, I don’t remember why, but I remember the fear.  I also was afraid of the dark.  (Yeah, I was kind of a wimpy kid.)

No one wants to be afraid, but let’s face it…there’s a lot of things out there to fear.  If we’re going to over-come our fear, we must first understand just what is feeding our fear.  

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Is Anyone In Control?

Confused child thinking and looking upWhen we’re growing up and we encounter things beyond our control, we tend to look for someone who is in control.  We look for a parent, a teacher, a referee, a police officer…anyone who can exercise some control over our situation.  But if that doesn’t work, we head down one of two paths:

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