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Who am I trying to please?

May 23, 2016

The Weight of Pleasing People  I am a recovering People Pleaser. Yes, those were capital “P”s. When I say that I was a people pleaser, I am not saying that I moonlighted occasionally or let it be a part time gig. No, I was a tried and true, to the core of my being, people pleaser. For the majority of my life, I have let …

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The Burden of Shame

April 8, 2016

I sinned the other day. Of course, I sin a lot, we all do, but this was a different sin. This was not one of my normal, go-to sins. It wasn’t like a little gossip or a tad bit of pride, it was an actual, real sin. The kind of sin that other people do; people who aren’t walking with the Lord, people who aren’t …

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Grace Upon Grace

April 1, 2016

“You are under no obligation to God,” the speaker’s words rung out through the hotel ballroom. I was surrounded by women, all busily taking notes and listening with rapt attention, but I couldn’t get past that one statement. Without even really knowing why, I suddenly found myself very, very angry. “You are wrong!” I shouted at her in my head. Christ had died for us; …

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