The Olive Branch Blog

Best Friends

How many of you have a best friend? How many of you had a best friend growing up? My best friend now is my wife but I am not meaning one's spouse or significant other. I am talking about that...

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Fathers

I would say that I had a pretty average, but good childhood. I played a lot of baseball, rode my bike and went swimming in the reservoir or in the local canals. One thing that I didn't do though was...

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Are There Benefits in Forgiving?

I recently did some research on the benefits of forgiveness.  To say the least it was fascinating and eye-opening.  It sometimes seems like forgiveness is a concept from biblical times but research suggests there is a myriad of health benefits...

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Your Biggest Regret

I saw an interesting video the other day.  A group had set up a chalkboard in the middle of New York City and had written on the board, "What is your biggest regret?"  There was chalk available for people to...

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The Power of the Olive Branch

I came across an article on forgiveness that was very impressive.  It's written by Jennifer E. Jones on Beliefnet.  I want to share the entire article because it says it much better than I could. "I recently had an occasion...

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Extend An Olive Branch

Extend an olive branch - It's a phrase most of us have heard, or most likely even said it, but what does it really mean?  And why an olive branch?  What is the significance of that?  The olive branch has...

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