How to Be Free from Bitterness

At some point in our lives, we’re all either trying hard to forgive or counseling someone who is struggling to forgive. The result of unforgiveness? Bitterness.

Bitterness damages our relationships with others, and with God. Not to mention that bitterness makes those in its wake pretty miserable.

What does carrying the burden of bitterness say about one who has been forgiven of ALL their sin?

There is a short and excellent book entitled How to Be Free from Bitterness by Jim Wilson that I want to share with you. While you could spend a few $$ for a pretty version at Amazon or Canon Press, the text of the book is now available free online at:

Do you have a friend that only talks to you about how they have been wronged? Maybe you could gently share this book with them after reading it yourself.

Remember… as we think of having a clean slate and starting over at the beginning of this new year, we can make resolutions to diet, stay organized, read to our kids, be more disciplined with our free time, and so on and so forth. But, these things only produce a behavioral change. A change of heart will change your life from the inside out. You can quote me on that ;-)

Mommy Tip: Medicine Dosage Charts

In effort to save money, I buy the store-brands of pain medication containing Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Motrin).

When I called the pediatrician on behalf of one of our daughters this morning, he asked about the dose of Tylenol she was given. I had given her one and one half teaspoons, but it turned out that she should have been given two teaspoons based on her weight.

The problem is that store-brand medicines often label dosage by age and not by weight, so it’s guesswork to figure out how much to give.

As a result, I looked up dosage charts online. The most detailed charts seem to be at

(I will be printing these and taping them inside my cupboard door. ;-) )

To save you the search if you find yourself in the same predicament, I have listed the links are listed below. Both links orient you directly to the charts, but there is also pertinent information above and below the charts that can be read by scrolling up or down:

Ibuprofen Chart
(Found in these and other brands: Motrin, Advil, Pediacare Fever, Children’s ElixSure)

Acetaminophen Chart
(Found in these and other brands: Tylenol, Feverall Suppositories , Tempra, ElixSure IB)