Hello family, friends, students, siestas etc.
What a priviledge it is to share my thoughts with you. The reason for my blog name forgiving--forgiven is the Lord has taught me much about why and how to forgive others, including myself. This began happening when I realized how much the Lord loved me and how much He wanted to forgive me. I am forgiven and continue to learn to forgive.
My first feelings of guilt and shame began very young in life. I was abused beginning back as far as I can remember. My parents were divorced when I was three years old and my mom and I moved to live with her sister and her husband in a little town in West Virginia. My mom had and still suffers from mental illness. The effects of abuse really made me a messed up individual. Long story short, after being in a very dark, deep pit, now I am free! Praise the Lord!
This is just a brief intro about where I am coming from as I post my thoughts. Forgiveness has always been a struggle for me but with the Lord's help I have forgiven much because I have been forgiven much.