Saturday, August 16, 2014

A ROMANCE REKINDLED: FORGIVE AND FORGET

Forgive and Forget
By Kimberly Rose Johnson

Mark 11:25
There are many instances in the Bible where we are told to forgive. Sometimes following that command is easy, and other times not so much. I guess it all depends on the reason for the pain.
I am reminded of my character, Susan, in A Romance Rekindled. She had her heart broken without explanation. She held onto the pain for years without even realizing it was still there. Then this person came back into her life and then she needed to find it within herself, and with the Lord’s help, to forgive.
I suppose there’s not a person on earth who hasn’t been emotionally injured by another. If someone has caused you pain, I hope you will be able to forgive this person. I know some rotten stuff happens and forgiveness isn’t easy—not even close to easy. But, it’s possible with the Lord’s help.
There’s a saying that holding a grudge only hurts the person hanging onto the pain. Our hope is in the Lord. He is our comfort and He is there when we call on Him.
I pray today that wherever you are on your life journey, that you may find peace and hope in the Lord and that you will be able to let go of the hurts inflicted by others on you.
 Number 6:24-26


Bio:Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons, and their yellow lab. She writes sweet Christian romance for Heartsong Presents and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends.
You may contact Kimberly via her website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/


Blurb:
SUSAN HILL ISN'T READY TO FORGIVE 
The small-town CPA can't forget how Blake Mitchell jilted her and left their hometown without an explanation. But when her first love returns to Leavenworth, the ruggedly handsome writer evokes conflicting emotions, especially when Susan meets the child she assumes is his daughter.
Since his parents' deaths six years ago, Blake's been raising his little sister on his own. But he's never forgotten the woman he left behind. Now, he can't undo the past, but maybe he can change the future…if he can convince Susan to give him one more chance.

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