shame

Forgiving Yourself and Finding Freedom From Shame
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Forgiving Yourself and Finding Freedom From Shame

Forgiving Yourself and Embracing God’s Grace Go Hand-In-Hand From the outside, it all looked quite picture-perfect. Handsome husband. Two beautiful toddlers. Financial stability. Active in church ministry. Always quick with a smile and an encouraging word. And it wasn’t as if my smile was disingenuous. I treasured my husband and children. Gratitude for all of…

Breaking up with Shame: When God’s Heart Is Bigger Than Our Sin
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Breaking up with Shame: When God’s Heart Is Bigger Than Our Sin

God’s heart is for us. He longs for us to face the messiness of our sins and repent of them. Then run straight into His waiting arms where our shame is covered and our lives redeemed. This week, I welcome a dear and authentic friend to our little corner of the blog world to offer…

How Unconditional Grace Transforms Your Relationship
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How Unconditional Grace Transforms Your Relationship

What Is a Healthy Relationship I don’t remember the exact situation. Probably because my two preschool-aged boys were offending one another SO OFTEN! I honestly believe, on some days, they squabbled more often than not. Teaching them how to apologize and then extend grace in forgiveness was important to me because I knew it was…

Winning the Battle Against Issues of Self Worth
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Winning the Battle Against Issues of Self Worth

This weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to speak alongside the Aspire Women’s Events team. There truly is no greater privilege than sharing the hope of Jesus! I love writing about right here in this space and I love getting to connect with you via email and social media (even though I can sometimes fall…

On Race, Lies, and the Truth that Sets Free {#ChosenandWorthy}
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On Race, Lies, and the Truth that Sets Free {#ChosenandWorthy}

Today’s #ChosenandWorthy post is one that gives me goosebumps. It’s a story of race. Of ugly words, thought processes drenched in deception, and the enemy’s evil ploy to convince a force for good that she had nothing meaningful to offer. As a beautiful young black woman, Christin sat across the table from those placed there…