How to Apologize (the right way)

Posted by Stephanie Usrey on February 28, 2019

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Ugh. You did it.  You’ve hurt someone.  The guilt of the situation is weighing down on you but you don’t know what to do.  You know you need to confess and apologize but it’s awkward and you don’t know how.  So you sweat.  You may end up doing nothing and the tension just increases over time. WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING IS A PRIDE KILLER AND A NECK BENDER. Here are the Seven A’s of Confession, taken
Pain.   No one is immune… everyone suffers.  Here are some ways…  death of friends and family physical injury disease divorce neglect abandonment financial crisis hunger being fired abuse war hunger depression ________________________ you name it Lisa Terkheurst, in her book It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, says pain has a way of getting our attention like nothing else.  When pain steamrolls over you or even camps out on your head, you have some
Yes.  It hurts. Currently, I’m looking at several dear friends in the midst of deep and troubling pain.  Two in particular.  One of those friends is a Christian with rock-solid faith and theology.  The other is not.  So yesterday, after hearing about the deep pain of the non-Christian friend, I found myself deeply considering the subject of pain brought on by just being alive in this world.  Brokenness is EVERYWHERE.  And so I began to
Sometimes God says no.  In my 51 years of life, I’m positive God has said no to me a gozillion times.  And I don’t like it, not one bit.  I want what I want when I want it and no later.  After all, it’s not like I’m asking for anything bad… I’m asking for good things like… well, I’m not gonna waste your time with all the good things I ask God to provide.  So
Fiery personalities left unchecked are just annoying.  There’s always a crusade to save the world of something – to right a wrong, to stand up for the weak, to do something herculean.  And because the passion is so strong and fierce, there is a propensity to become frustrated with those who have not been wired the same.  I know because that’s me with the fiery personality.   But Lottie Moon was the kind of woman

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