Transform Shame

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Shame and Guilt Defined Guilt in Western culture is about whether we have done the right or wrong thing.  We have chosen our actions and we are responsible for those actions.  The action or actions can be measured in an objective manner and it is either right or wrong.  If it is wrong we are found guilty.  The opposite of … Read More

Get In Trouble

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It has always seemed a bit counterintuitive that God would bring us to maturity through the challenges of suffering.  There is a simple equation in James 1:2-4 for producing a mature faith. “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and … Read More

Staying Power

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We often wonder how we should respond to those who are suffering so that they are helped. We learn from the best; we learn from Jesus.  He steps into the crisis moments of lives. The chaos and noise never deter Him.  He encounters the suffering and sin of this world and has staying power; He calls us to do the … Read More