My Call from God by Tracey Casciano

Psalm 37-5-6 (NLT) Tracey Casciano Out of the Darkroom into the Light

I’m so happy to share this guest post with you, from author Tracey Casciano.  We all struggle with forgiveness that’s why I think that this week’s post is something we can all relate.  A true story of light out of darkness.   One spring day I was sitting in church and the pastor started speaking about forgiveness. This immediately made me uncomfortable. You see, I had been estranged from my parents for over 16 years. I didn’t like our relationship, but no idea what to do. As the pastor began speaking, I felt as though a spotlight was on me. Nothing Continue Reading →

Forgiveness needs Boundaries and Love (Week 3 of 4 Week Forgiveness Challenge)

4 weeks of forgiveness challenge - learn to gorgive as God forgives and turn theory into practice

This week is the 3rd week in the 4 Week forgiveness challenge, to read the other posts click here. There are two things which make forgiveness stick: boundaries and love.  They actually work hand in hand.  One of the reasons I have struggled so much with forgiveness is because I didn’t know and didn’t practice both of these things.  I’m not saying that I’m perfect but it sure does make it easier for me to know when and why I’m struggling to forgive. As it has rightly been pointed out on my FB group, forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting – not Continue Reading →

Forgive Yourself (Week 2 of 4 Week Forgiveness Challenge)

the ability to forgive yourself is just as important as forgiving others

This post is the 2nd part of the 4 week forgiveness challenge I am running in my Facebook group, if you would like to catch up read week one’s posts here and here.  There’s an area of forgiveness we overlook.  We know the Bible tells us to forgive one another so we tend to focus on that, but what about forgiving yourself?  I think that being able to forgive yourself is just as important as forgiving somebody else after all, what you are really doing is forgiving a soul and you too are a soul. But whilst as we saw Continue Reading →

Knowing How to Forgive

This post continues on from yesterday’s post on Forgiveness – Forgiveness is an Action. Forgiveness isn’t easy and anyone who says otherwise is surely kidding themselves – it might get easier with time and practice but it is a journey of practiced divinity. How do we know when it’s the right time to forgive?  Is there a best time or should we forgive someone regardless? This might be a bit controversial because when we read about forgiveness it almost looks like it’s instantaneous – it seems to me that there’s almost always a process that surrounds it. As such, I’m convinced Continue Reading →

Forgiveness is an Action (Week 1 of 4 Week Forgiveness Challenge)

Forgiveness is an action not an emotion #BibleChallenge

This post is the first in the 4 week Forgiveness Challenge #4weeksforgiveness I’m running both here and in my Facebook group.  Each week I’ll share a lesson on Biblical forgiveness whilst challenging ourselves to apply it during the week.  It would be great if you could join us, I’ll share the post here on a Monday but the heavy lifting and support will take place over in the group.  You in? A few years back I was in a very difficult situation with family members and although God was calling me to forgive them I had no idea how to go Continue Reading →