“Let The Children Come To Me”: Studying Romans 12 through Matthew 19:14

“Let The Children Come To Me”: Studying Romans 12 through Matthew 19:14

I believe we will live out what is in our hearts. Jesus told us to be like little children in order to inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  (Matthew 19:14 NIV) Small…

Walking After The Spirit

Walking After The Spirit

I’ve struggled with feeling guilty most of my life.  I didn’t carry the normal amount of guilt when I messed up. It came down on me with a suffocating, paralyzing, torturous pressure.   I have learned that this kind of guilt is not from God. Tormenting guilt that does not go away – even after confessing…

“I Am Not Ashamed Of the Gospel of Christ”: Overcoming Shame

“I Am Not Ashamed Of the Gospel of Christ”: Overcoming Shame

Shame is a powerful emotion. According to Brené Brown, the iconic shame researcher from the University of Houston, “Shame is an epidemic in our culture.” We’ve all heard about mom-shaming, body or fat-shaming, and all sorts of social “phobias” that result in shame. Similarly, as Christians, we have all felt shame for our beliefs, just…