Author Archives: Cheryl Scanlan

How do I forgive myself?

The simple answer to how to forgive myself is, we forgive the same way we forgive others. Unfortunately, simple and easy aren’t the same thing. This is an all too familiar story. Perhaps the main reason we don’t forgive ourselves is because we don’t understand forgiveness. Suppose you owe $10,000 on your car. You lost

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Lessons from a Flooded Duplex

The call came at 6:45 am “There are 3 inches of water in our bedrooms and the water is rising!” The huge retention pond was overflowing into the yards and homes. I ran out the door, no makeup, no fixing my hair to get help!  I met my husband and Mike at the duplexes and they

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Listening – Where to Begin?

Pilate once asked Jesus “What is truth?” He asked a good question.  Instead of leaning into the question, he was passive and he deferred.  Pilate had the power to ensure Truth Himself was revealed.  Instead, he yielded to the masses: loud voices, driving and distracting in their chaotic chants.  The world today has changed into

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Cleaning Closets and Slaying Giants

“Walking in obedience in our Promised Land means slaying our giants… even the ones we like to hang with.”

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The Power of our Perspective

Often times the only thing that needs to change is our perspective, and everything changes. The power that our perspective has on our earthly experience is staggering. Repeatedly throughout the Scriptures, subsequent to the fall of man, people continued to tutor one another in the “way that seems right to a man, but in the

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