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This is my testimony - my testimony of faith and lack thereof; of the rising and falling of hopes and dreams; of beliefs and disbelief's; of tremendous heartache and human folly; of reaching out and stepping out when all I want at times is to is pull back and step away. At the age of 30 I was diagnosed with a very rare neurological condition called Post-traumatic Syringomyelia (PTS). Please visit my post on PTS. One of my goals is to increase awareness of this terminal condition. Broken to Grace is not yet released. Follow this blog to receive an email when the final release date is announced. God bless, Ronda

Monday, October 24, 2011

And Wear Forgiveness Like a Crown

Don't punish yourself for feeling hurt or even betrayed by the one that you forgive time and again. 

Forgiveness isn't forgetfulness - and it shouldn't be. 

As well, just because you forgive does not mean you have signed up to stick around for more. 

You're allowed to draw a line-of-love. 

The most important thing to understand is - whether or not you choose to keep yourself physically, intimately, or emotionally close to your loved one - the forgiveness sets you free but in no 
way does it offer a guarantee of a no-repeat offense. 

Do not forgive with expectations; 
that's not really forgiveness at all. 
Expectations we place on another imply a conditional love. 
Forgiveness must be, by definition, unconditional. 

True forgiveness takes practice, patience, peace, love, and faith. So offer yourself each of these things, including forgiveness, as you learn. 
~Ronda Rae Franklin
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