from “Tired Of Trying To Measure Up,” by Jeff Van Vonderen. What is a “shame-based system?” A shame-based system can be a church or group in which the authority figure demands a certain level of performance, whether spoken or implied. If you don’t live up to the standard of the system, messages that are either… Continue reading Shame-Based Systems
I love this talk….
Originally posted on The Value of Sparrows:
Many sincere believers lack a proper understanding of God. These people have caricatured his face. The caricature is increasingly unacceptable to today’s men and women – and they are quite right to reject it because it represents the face of a false God. Who is God for us? Is…
I know. You don’t!! What if God alone knows? What if I know what I need to know for my life, and you know what you need to know for yours? What if we are both equally confused and we’ll go through this life never knowing? Must we always be fighting about who knows, sitting… Continue reading I know. You don’t!!
A glimpse into my response to difficulties of life under the false Health, Wealth, & Prosperity gospel I make a mistake, a troublesome situation arises in my life, or I experience difficult emotions. I forget that I’m human and I forget that since I am human I will make mistakes, troubles will arise, and difficult… Continue reading The Shame Toilet
These are my very real, honest thoughts straight from my journal. My intention is not to hurt anyone by sharing my heart; but rather to share what I used to believe and have struggled to let go of, and how I am moving into new territory of learning to rest in the mystery of… Continue reading on healing
I heard this poem in a Tara Brach talk titled Be All That You Are. I love it so much!! Do Not Be Ashamed You will be walking some night in the comfortable dark of your yard and suddenly a great light will shine round about you, and behind you will be a wall you… Continue reading Do Not Be Ashamed