Breaking the trap of shame involves more than positive statements and trying to get ourselves to believe positive things. Yet, we’re prone to grasp every mantra that sounds good and rings true, with the hope that somehow we can start living that way. We need...
Today’s post is a revised excerpt from my friend Michelle DeRusha’s, new book, “True You: Let Go of Your False Self to Uncover the Person God Created”. I love Michell’s combination of personal insight as well as science, as seen in this...
If someone gives you a gift, you might feel good. Whether or not you’re prone to want gifts, gifts motivated by love are nice. Right? But, if you sense that they’re doing it out of obligation, or what they gave is something that offends, or it is...
Plastic gingerbread pieces and visions of scrumptious lands beckoned childhood wonder. Candy Land’s cards with colored blocks and enticing images meant hidden possibilities. Just the right draw placed you on Rainbow Trail or Mountain Pass, ahead of everyone else. One...
My latest article on iBelieve has me rattled. The pieces I choose are generally topics that come from a place of growth. Areas I’ve been challenged in and still wrestle through. I suspect I’ll be on this course of struggling and growth until the day I die....
When a prolonged season of extreme stress overtook me, I collapsed. I could no longer do what had been done before. With my brain muddied-up and fuzzy all the time, an inner drive took over. Move towards healing or move aside and let life deal with you. I chose to...
Ever find yourself struggling through life’s challenges? Maybe you’re tired and weary. Maybe fears and doubts threaten your ability to live well as a Christian.
I believe God has more peace, joy, and freedom than many of us come to know. I want this for us.
I also believe God is bigger and better than any of us can ever know. I want us to see more of Him daily.
Here we’ll journey through areas of emotional health, soul care, and spiritual growth in order to cultivate a life-well lived and a soul well-nourished. Not a perfect life, but a life reliant on the One who is perfect.
While it may not be easy, it’s worth it.
**NOTE: I am not a licensed therapist or clinician. Any advice given on this site is strictly my observations and insights based on personal experiences and study. It should in no way take the place of professional assistance.
Trying to get another person to think, act, or live the way you think they should will never draw them close to you relationally, emotionally, spiritually. It damages relationship and the possibility for real connection.
Deeply grieved over divisiveness that keeps us from seeking God first and seeing others as part of God’s valued creation.
We are called to steward our lives and let God live through us. Instead, we’re letting others see the enemy remove us from life-giving connection.
Shame fuels disconnection within ourselves, with others, & with God. We try to break free from shame by telling ourselves positive mantras to override negative messages wired into our being. When it doesn't work, the shame cycle spins more. pic.twitter.com/d5e6qtC4Za
If you grew up without grace or aren’t experiencing permission to live fully alive as the person God designed you to be, don’t give up. There is hope even if it’s hard to see right now.
God has something more to reveal to you than what the voice of condemnation has done to you.
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