Shame

I don’t know that there’s anything more painful or anything more common than the horrible, destructive power of shame. Shame researcher Brené Brown defines shame as, “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes…

Broken People Will Be Broken People

I've grown very expectant of the ways in which I believe other people should act. So much so, in fact, that I have begun judging, and I mean judging a lot. I can’t seem to escape the snares of judgement, gossip, and being offended. Constantly, I am caught up in reminding myself how I’m actually…

You’re Not Like Everyone Else, and That’s Okay

I had a revelation this morning as I was on my way to (a way too early morning, in my opinon) church choir practice. It was simply this - I can't be everything for everybody. As simply obvious as that sounds, it caught me by surprise when I heard God whisper this little idea into…