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opal-palmer-adisa's picture
Sep.18.2009
Thorny but Necessary Path:   I would not forgive her, I pouted at four, when once again, my sister, being the older, got to share the treats, this time it was a gloriously deep red apple. I did not forgive her that day, and for my stubbornness, I was punished.  However, I did not care and refused...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Sep.18.2009
Mind is shuttled to Spring of 2006.  The class:  Evolution of the Metaphysical Heart.  Enrolled in two other classes, this one I had passed over the first time.  Then one of my other classes got canceled, thus I found myself pulled back to the heart—pulled by the heart.   Where I begin is the end...
rand-bishop's picture
Sep.18.2009
It’s a simple, but weighty, and certainly nuanced statement that can take on numerous guises: “I’m sorry you were hurt by what I did;” or “I’m sorry I was a complete asshole (and/or a total moron, an inept boob, a blind, selfish, egocentric jerk);” or “I’m sorry I got caught (and somebody...
ron-lavalette's picture
Sep.18.2009
LAST CALL   Hello she said in a too-sweet voice I’m sorry if I woke you up   Considering their recent history Forget it he replied I’m glad you called and hung up the phone softly
deborah-rodney's picture
Sep.17.2009
BALANCING ACTSBy Deborah Rodney Keeping the faith that we will find our way out of the fear and violence gripping our world is probably the hardest thing we do. Every day, our collective pain is played out through countless acts of wretchedness from a rampaging father to the unfathomable reminder...
aberjhani's picture
Sep.17.2009
I have watched a number of friends, family members, and public officials over the past few years argue with themselves about how much they do or do not believe in love because they, in some terrified hour, had reached the conclusion that without forgiveness there can be no love and forgiveness is...
raymond-mallette's picture
Sep.17.2009
                                                           Just in Time         “We’re sorry folks,” the surgeon said. “An operation is our only hope for your daughter’s survival.”             A heart surgeon for almost twenty years, Dr. Martin went into surgery, and began the procedure to remove a...
brian-mckee's picture
Sep.17.2009
This weeks prompted topic is forgiveness. In my opinion, to forgive is a powerful action and the single most powerful act a person can make is to sincerely forgive himself for his own mistakes, misdeeds, mis-actions, misunderstandings, and misgivings. But lets be clear here: forgiveness is not the...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
Sep.17.2009
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you” ~ Lewis B. Smedes    A few days ago, someone sent me a short story about forgiveness which I would like to share. The author of the story is unkown to me, since the name was not included in the e-mail, but whoever wrote...
mara-buck's picture
Sep.17.2009
     A good grudge is hard to find….make it last.  It will sustain you through those annoying baby-kissing times, through sunshine and poems that rhyme and the potpourri of card-shops.  Forgiveness?  Bah, humbug!  Am I being forgiving so that my own halo will shine brighter?  Do I feel noble and...