Shame Lost When Mercy Won

Shame Lost When Mercy Won

Shame RX: Shame lost when mercy won. 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” In the shadow of the cross, it seemed...
All Our Shame Was Nailed to a Tree

All Our Shame Was Nailed to a Tree

Shame RX: All our shame was nailed to a tree. Isa 53:4-5  “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:...
Snuffing out Shame Rising from Failure

Snuffing out Shame Rising from Failure

Shame RX: Failure is not an end but an opportunity. Scripture: You failed. And it wasn’t any small boo boo. No, it was a failure known by all. (Or at least that’s what you think). Ok. It isn’t the end of the world. No, really, it isn’t. We all...
Embracing the Humor of Shame

Embracing the Humor of Shame

Shame RX: Laughing at our shame can heal our hearts. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT) “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”  Running down the steep path of the mountain, I was done with this “hike”. My legs felt...
Uncovering the Hidden Faces & Places of Shame

Uncovering the Hidden Faces & Places of Shame

Shame RX: Shame’s faces and places are not always obvious, but the fruit is detectable if we are willing to examine it. Psalm 19:12-13 (ESV) “Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous...
Exposing The Self Righteous Cloak of Shame

Exposing The Self Righteous Cloak of Shame

Shame RX: Self-righteousness is a cover-up for shame. Romans 12:3 (NIV) “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God...

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