Sep 04 2012

Forgiveness

How To Forgive, Any Why You Should. Huffington Post

The deepest wounds feel like they'll last a lifetime: The absent mother who robbed you of the mother-daughter bond you craved and deserved. The eighth-grade bully who turned the classroom into a living nightmare. The boyfriend who broke his promises and chose her instead.

You feel bitter. You still hold a grudge. But clinging to those betrayals and disappointments, that hurt, is bad for the body and mind. "It's inevitable that we'll all be hurt by others, and that it will happen often," says clinical psychologist Ryan Howes, who's based in Pasadena, Calif. "People have accidents, make mistakes, behave selfishly and even intentionally try to hurt one another. We can't escape it. Forgiveness is a vulnerable act that can feel like it opens us up to more pain. But we need to have a way to process and let go of the effects of injury, or we risk serious physical and emotional consequences."

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Sep 04 2012
Sep 04 2012

TobyMac #1 on iTunes and Getting Attention

Who is TobyMac and how is he at the top of iTunes? Chicago Now 

 

I was slightly perplexed this week to see TobyMac in the #1 spot on iTunes.  Why?  Because I have never heard of him, and that’s reason enough to tick me off.  It irks me that apparently hoards of people knew this person or group or whatever and I did not.  I thought TobyMac might be a country singer, but then I realized I was getting him mixed up with Toby Keith, one of hundreds of indistinguishable (to me) country singers.  I quickly consulted Wikipedia, my trustiest fact source, and got my answer.

Who is TobyMac?

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