…it’s so deeply ingrained in me that I need to perform for him to really be pleased with me. So I strive and strive and strive. And it’s never enough. And it never will be enough. And the emptiness of that just kills me.
At church growing up, they would always have all moms stand up and then ushers would walk around and give each mom a carnation. While I understand the heart behind this, there are several significant reasons this and other Mother’s Day observations / celebrations should not be done in church: 1. Many women have had […]
Do you remember when the only way to get porn was to purchase a magazine or video from a shady convenient store? You had to face the clerk and give them money, owning up to the shame of what you were purchasing. You might have worn a hat or sunglasses to try to mask your […]
All too often we waste our scars. We endure pain and we inflict pain. We are scarred.
“How do I forgive myself?” This is a question I get asked somewhat frequently as a pastor. Typically by someone who has recently received Jesus’ forgiveness for their sins. They believe Jesus forgives them. But they can’t forgive themselves. So they ask me how they can do that. And in all honesty, I don’t have […]