It was only after becoming a mom that I better understood God and his relationship with me. One being that we don't deserve grace, but we all need it. Learn 6 lessons my child taught me about God. It was turning into a rather trying day. Ashley, my nine-year-old daughter, had come ... Read More
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What If Shame Has a Bigger Purpose Than Us?
While shame is horrible and something we don't want to be caught in or promote and pass on, it may have a bigger purpose than us. In God's upside-down world, God can use anything as a blessing in disguise. Even shame. This is part 11 of an 11 part series on shame. We all want to ... Read More
Shame: Recognize It, Heal From It, Walk in Freedom
Experiencing shame is part of being human. But we don't need to stay in shame. Learn to recognize it, heal from it, and walk in freedom. This is part 10 in a series on shame. If we are human, shame is a part of our life. It's something we don't want to experience, but we ... Read More
Why We Use Shame On Others and Ourselves: 6 Eye Opening Reasons
We often use shame others to get our own way, and yet the success rate is low, because it usually doesn't produce lasting results. So why do we do it? And what does it say about us? Learn 6 eye opening reasons we shame others. This is post 9 in a series on shame. "Can't you put ... Read More
Combat Shame by Knowing Your True Identity
Shame affects our identity by telling lies about who we are. To combat shame we need to know our true identity. Who we are. Where we come from. Our purpose. Our worth. This is post 8 in a series on shame. I glanced at my husband's bed. He was gone. Everyone was up but me. I ... Read More
Shame Versus Guilt: What’s the Big Difference?
Guilt and shame may look like cousins, but they have a lot of big differences. Learn how these two differ and the remedy for each. This is post 7 in a series on shame. Guilt and shame. I used to think they were practically the same. Maybe cousins who looked a lot alike. Maybe ... Read More
How to Replace the World’s Lies With God’s Truth
5 ways to replace the lies we believe with truth. Our beliefs influence our attitudes, choices, behavior, expectations, and the stories we tell our self. So, let's replace the lies we believe with truth. God's truth. For years I tried to appear like Mary Poppins. "Practically ... Read More
12 Ways That Misinterpreting Events Causes Shame
Once we feel the emotions of shame, what causes us to misinterpret the event and believe a lie about our identity? Here are 12 perfectly normal reasons we blame our self. Hint: we are trying to make sense of what's happening. This is post 6 in a series on shame. We as humans try ... Read More