“Shame is that secret belief that you are unfit, unworthy, even rotten.” Ze Frank Shame hinders us in very common ways, such as feelings and thoughts of fear, rejection, unworthiness, not belonging, and self-hatred. People go through life afraid that it is true that they are somehow inferior and unworthy, and desperately afraid that other… Continue reading Unfit, Unworthy, Even Rotten
I wasn’t planning on going here, but I guess that I will. Again, I’m not an expert on anything, but I do believe in the possibility of restoration and wholeness in every area of our lives. The issue isn’t just Ted Haggard or homosexuality, the issue is brokenness expressed sexually. And that my friends is… Continue reading You Are Not Alone
~ Why don’t I tell you of the tears that stain my pillow? The hurts and fears that seem too big to share. I don’t expect your help in carrying my pain. Why invite you into my ongoing despair? ~ If there were easy answers, I would tell you of my need. Then we could… Continue reading Facade
Ron at A Hopeful Heretic is going through a difficult time. I know that many of you can relate to the feeling of having the rug pulled out from under you, sometimes one more time than you feel you can bear. Perhaps our community of broken people could extend some love and prayers for Ron… Continue reading Prayers for a Friend
Unfortunately I saw the piece on 20/20 this week interviewing Shirley Phelps about the Westboro lawsuit. It was disgustingly awful to watch children singing “God Hates the World and All Her People.” Admittedly this particular group is extreme fringe. However I feel that same disappointment when I read websites, blogs, and comments that portray God… Continue reading The Wrath of God?
Rule 1: Don’t have anything wrong with you. Rule 2: If you do, get over it quickly. Rule 3: If you can’t get over it quickly, then fake it. Rule 4: If you can’t get over it quickly or fake it, then stay way from me. I don’t want anyone to think I have it… Continue reading Rules of Self-Effort
One of Graham’s favorite sayings is, “God isn’t an evangelical.” His point is that God isn’t worried about our sin because He has already dealt with it. He isn’t angry or disillusioned with us (“because He never had any illusions about you to start with.”) Sin is the result of broken identity. The conviction from… Continue reading Too Much Grace?