Shame’s Pride

Shame’s Pride

Shame RX: Pride fuels shame, but humility extinguishes it.  Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.” Shame seems like the antithesis for pride, right? We think embarrassment has more to do with feelings of humiliation than...
Letting Go of Shame from Having a Need

Letting Go of Shame from Having a Need

Shame RX: Having less does not make us less. Philippians 4:11-13 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the...
The Cost Shame Exacts

The Cost Shame Exacts

Shame RX: The cost of shame is so much more than money. Luke 12:34 (NIV) “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Shame exacts a toll we would not want to pay, yet we  continue to do so willingly in many aspects of our lives.  The cost...
Extinguishing Shame from Finances

Extinguishing Shame from Finances

Shame RX: Our finances aren’t ours to start with. Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness,The world and those who dwell therein.” Standing at the checkout, a lump in my throat began to form. The amount was adding up to more than I...
When Shame Was Shamed

When Shame Was Shamed

Shame RX: When Christ was crucified, shame was shamed once and for all. Hebrews 12:2 (NLT) “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame....
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...

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