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When You Believe in God But Are Ashamed of Your Past

When You Believe in God But Are Ashamed of Your Past

It’s Always the Shame As a pastor, I’ve discovered that many people are dying slowly in a secret tomb of shame. Some are ashamed of their poor financial condition, plagued with guilt about their irresponsible spending and debt. Others are ashamed about sexual sin from their past. Many carry extreme guilt with them into their

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The Jacob Money Type: Embrace the Desire to Bring Beauty to the World

Without Jacob types, the world is just a bit drabber. You’re often looked to as one who can turn an intense situation around, or perhaps come in with a fresh and innovative perspective on how to make a project, home, or situation turn toward beauty. Others may look at the way you relate to money

An Eviction Notice: Kicking Shame Out

Shame’s Lie: I cannot experience freedom from shame. Overcomer’s Truth: God is able to evict shame from my life. Kicking Shame Out The following list includes some of the first meaningful steps I took in my attempt to surrender my shame to God. It would be amazing if I could tell you something like, “Follow these four easy steps and

Checkered Pasts Don’t Check You Off God’s List

The journey to become Missy’s mama started when I was seventeen years old, when Cindy Whelchel — my best friend in high school — and I led our youth group Bible study through the theme of adoption in Scripture. We made a pact to adopt babies that no one else wanted when we grew up. We were as sincere as

God Will Forgive But He Won't Remove the Consequences

There Are No Good Cover-Ups

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” –1 John 1:9 A great lesson to be learned from scandals is that it’s often not the initial act that destroys you; it’s the cover-up. David and Bathsheba give a perfect example. First the

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