Tearing off the Hood of Shame

Cue the fire and brimstone voice: You are a sinner!  You are a mere worm!  You do not deserve forgiveness!  If you do not repent, if you do not accept Christ as your savior, you worthless sinner, then you are destined for the lake of fire, a horrible place with unending wailing and gnashing of teeth! Messages like the one above are the reason why my family joked that every time I went to church as a young girl, I “walked the aisle” to repent and be absolutely 100% sure I wouldn’t be thrown in that fiery lake. While many … Continue reading Tearing off the Hood of Shame

The Voice In Our Heads

I’m writing this post to encourage those of you who, like me, feel a bit like you are under construction…which should include every one of us, because God promises that He will keep working in us until we are complete.  This has been one of those weeks where I definitely feel the Lord’s presence in my heart. He’s been teaching me some gems. It’s funny how all of a sudden I find ways that He is speaking when I asked Him to teach me and to help me examine my own heart.  Books, friends, songs on the radio, verses in … Continue reading The Voice In Our Heads