If you came over from Encouragement for Today, welcome! In it I shared how God sings over us on those days we struggle with cranky pants. Today you have landed right in the middle of our ongoing study of my new book, The Unburdened Heart: Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness. I’m so glad you are here!

Welcome to Week #3 of The Unburdened Heart study.

We leave one place to find another.

That’s our theme for this week.

I don’t know what that “one place” is for you. For me, it was leaving this place: seeing myself through the eyes of the past. That showed up in insecurity. It showed up in taking care of myself, and not letting others help. It showed up in a fierce desire to be a good mom, but with no clue of how to get there from here.

And where was God leading?

To a place where I saw myself as His girl. To a place where I, still a shy girl, could stand in front of a crowd to share the message that my Savior is a Healer. To a place where I held my beautiful grandbaby in my arms two years ago, and realized that she had a grace-covered and whole family tree, as far back as she could see.

I don’t have time or the space to share how that bumpy, wonderful journey has transpired, but step by step, day by day, year by year I keep walking covered by His grace and love, toward forgiveness.

It’s a lifetime journey.

Let’s talk about apheimi forgiveness.