“The most powerful 3 words on earth besides I love you are I forgive you.” Author and speaker, Debra Susan Bowman
You have to forgive your children. You have to forgive God. You have to forgive yourself. Forgiveness puts the gas in your believing engine. Forgiveness releases the brakes that are keeping your car steadfastly stuck in the past. Forgiveness is like pulling the lever on a big dump truck that lifts the bed and dumps the load. Forgiveness doesn’t open the door to abuse, or put you back into the muck, forgiveness releases the load that is holding you back, thats keeping you in the muck. Forgiveness breaks off the chains of oppression and control from someone or something done to you or said to you, so you are now free to move forward, to make headway, to fully press in, to full embrace a new path and a new life. Unforgiveness keeps you thinking about all the negative that was while forgiveness frees you to think about all the positive that might be be. How do you know when you have truly forgiven? When the memory no longer controls. Leave the retribution to God and forgive and keep on forgiving until the freedom arrives and without the load you will run the race faster and longer and you will win!
Sam is a businessman, writer, entertainer, speaker, husband, father to six children, grandfather and great grandfather. Sam graduated from Huntington University with a B.A. in phychology and drama and pursued a degree in Broadcasting from Illinois Central College with graduate level studies at Christian Leadership University. Sam is the creator of Granpa Cratchet, one of the most successful touring shows in the history of the live events industry. Millions of people see Granpa every year all across the United States at fairs and festivals. His characters have appeared on every major network: Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show (4 times). Sam and his characters have made over 500 local appearances and on all the major networks; NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, PBN, The LeSea Network, The PTL Network and Praise the Lord. They currently appear all around the world every week on YouTube and Facebook, and on several satellite networks via the Kidz Television Network and The Captain Hook (children's) Show.