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Greetings and welcome to my blog! My name is Lyndsay Lambert, and my heart's desire is for this blog to be an encouragement to younger women, as Paul directed in Titus 2:3-5.

Summer Vacations/Field Trips

Tim, Lyndsay, and Stephanie Lambert at the George W. Bush Presidential Library
Last week Tim, Stephanie, and I went to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. It was time well spent as we took a trip down memory lane into some not-so-distant history. It was very well done, using technology at its finest and having displays and activities for people of all ages.

In the years of my formal education, I never really liked history much. It always seemed to me to be only about wars and dates–not very interesting. I blame that, in part anyway, on the fact that many of my history teachers were coaches, and for some reason it just wasn’t their first love. 😛Continue Reading

Loving the Unlovable

woman with daughterSince we’ve been on the topic of forgiveness, I’ve been thinking about Jesus’ command to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). Um, did you notice that it was a command, not a suggestion?

How is that even possible?! It’s hard enough to forgive them, much less (much more?) to love them! But we’re commanded to do so. Wow, God! That’s too hard!

I believe it is too hard for us, that the only way for us to love such people is to ask God to love them through us, to give us His love for them. I have found that He is more than willing to answer that prayer.Continue Reading

Remember To Forget

remember to forget

Sometimes we need to forget in order to forgive. Unfortunately, when it comes to offenses, we often have very good memories.

Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, when asked by a friend if she remembered a cruel thing done to her, answered, “No; I distinctly remember forgetting that.”

As I was growing up, my parents were both alcoholics. My mom finally got sober and involved in AA before my first child was born. I rejoiced when this happened, but it took some time before the feelings of hurt and resentment were gone.

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

UnforgiveableHave you ever been hurt by a person so badly that, try as you might, you just couldn’t forgive? I mean totally forgive, so that the relationship is no longer broken.

A definition of forgiveness that I have found is: ceasing to feel resentment for wrongs and offenses; pardon involving restoration of broken relationships.

I have had hurts like that several times in my life, and God has had different lessons about forgiveness for me to learn each time.

The one that comes to mind now is one I struggled with for several years. I tried and tried to forgive this person, but I continued to feel resentment, and the relationship remained broken.Continue Reading