This post is sharing three posts I wrote on Medium looking at identity and shame.
Has life taken so many turns your identity got lost along the way?
I sometimes feel the last few years have done that to me. Read more
Shame — that all too familiar feeling of not being enough. What do you do when it attacks and you find yourself in the middle of a storm? Read how God has taught me to calm myself and the storm.
“When I hear the phrase, ‘you’ll be okay’ I want to cry.”
This statement from a friend struck something in me. My first thought was Me, too! Then I got curious about why that would be my reaction, why would it be anyone’s reaction?
I am such a mess! Always! Why can’t I get it together? How can God use me when I’m such a huge failure?
This was my heart cry for so many years. I felt so messed up. So convinced I was broken and no one could fix me. Not even God. If He could fix me I was somehow messing up the process so He couldn’t.
I struggled to stretch my insecure, introverted self to go to a women’s retreat with the church. Other women had so much fun and got so much out of them.
The setting was beautiful. The lodge was in the mountains of Alaska, away from the normal busyness of life. Log walls and candles made the chapel so peaceful. Mealtime was in a stunning log lodge with beautifully set tables. I soaked up the worship and the teaching.
I felt left out and so out of place the rest of the time; like a kid who has no one to sit with in the lunchroom. The women were nice, they were glad I was there. I was too, and I wasn’t.
I braved sharing my struggle with one of...
I've been talking through seven keys to lasting transformation I have pulled these out of what the Lord has been teaching me through many years. They are what He has used and continues to use to transform me.
I am a Christian life coach, passionate about helping you learn to partner with God for lasting transformation and especially as that impacts you as a mom. That is my driving...
This video was recorded on Monday with Mukkove, a weekly feature in the Ready. Set. SOAR! Community on Facebook.
Do you see your identity as a mother of children whose work is never done or appreciated?
Do you see yourself as a mother of world changers - the laundry, dishes, and every other hard or mundane thing of motherhood is a tool for their training?
Do you see yourself as a victim of your circumstances and your children even?
Do you see yourself as an empowered woman with a very high calling?
There are so many things that shape who you truly are and how you see yourself- Your parents, events you experience, words that are spoken over you, circumstances that you're in, your personality, your gifts, the huge variety of experiences you have, and most importantly your perspective of each of those...
God highlighted to me seven key areas that are vital to transformation. They are part of my journey and what I'm passionate about passing on. This is an introduction. For the next seven weeks, I will go deeper on each key.
It's more than saying Jesus is my Savior. We have a triune God. We have the Father, the Son - our Savior, and we have the Holy Spirit. How well do you know each one of them? How do you interact with each one of them? What are the things that have affected how you see them and how you relate to them?
Those things are all crucial toward transformation because if you don't see God clearly, you don't see anything else could be either.
The primary way that you hear God is from scripture, the Bible. Every secondary way that you hear from Him has to agree with that bottom line. That being said, there are tons and tons of ways He speaks. He has a lot to say, and He's willing to be incredibly creative and how He does that.