Heart of the Amish: Asking for Forgiveness

I’m celebrating the release of The Heart of the Amish the whole month of May with a giveaway and facts about the Amish and forgiveness.

Asking for Forgiveness

If forgiveness is readily available, why do we have to ask at all? When we ask forgiveness of others—our friends, our spouse, our children, our neighbors, our colleagues—we admit our culpability, setting into motion the process of healing and restoring the relationship. When we ask God for forgiveness, we admit our sinfulness, properly posturing ourselves before a holy God (1 John 1:8–10). But we can’t receive if we don’t ask. For that is the essence of God’s story of forgiveness.

What’s harder to forgive: a big thing or a small thing? Why? Submit your thoughts on forgiveness (250 words of less) to info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com. I’ll pick a story to share on my blog TOMORROW and the winner will receive a copy of The Heart of the Amish! 



Get the ebook for FREE from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Christian Book Distributors.

Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+, or Instagram.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.