Escaping the Bondage of Faux Acceptance

Before you read this post, click here to watch a humorous two-minute video, which will serve as our springboard. We watch a video like this and get a little chuckle because we know it’s true. We all succumb to the temptation of making ourselves look better than we are, and social media is the perfect …

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Cleaning Out the Closets: The necessity of love

“Hey, I didn’t get my extra tray of fish?” The gruff and irritated comment came from a 50 something man at the table across from our family at the Long John Silver’s. He sat there with his wife and another couple, and they had obviously just come from church. “I’m sorry,” the young lady replied, …

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Cleaning Out the Closets: The greatest obstacle

If you have read all my posts on expelling shame, you have hopefully come to understand that God is not ashamed of you. He loves you and wants to use you and all your brokenness to help others. You understand that no matter how far you’ve gone God’s grace reaches farther. Paul put it this …

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Cleaning Out the Closets: The Hidden Treasure

How could God use someone like me? Have you ever asked that question? What would cause us to ask it? Shame. We see "other people" God is using and cannot fathom that he would use us. We reason that God can use them but not us because: They haven’t done the things I’ve done. They …

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Cleaning Out the Closets: Discovering your Testimony

If you’ve ever cleaned out any storage area in your house, you know there are times that you find something valuable that you had forgotten you possessed. You expected to find junk and instead found something useful. The same is true when cleaning out the closets in our personal lives; we happen to unpack something …

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