Finding The Cure For Shame

FeelingShame

It seems that many people struggle with debilitating shame–a shame that gives them a strong feeling of not being lovable, or good enough, or the sense that they are just plain bad. Shame is supposed to be an internal reaction to having done something regrettable. However, that reaction isn’t supposed to be chronic and impossible to shake.

This Sunday we will consider the subject of shame and talk about where it comes from and ways we can move through it to a more healthy sense of self. “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” (Psalm 139)

Worship with us Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The Blessings And Challenges Of Forgiveness

The F Word

Forgiveness is something we wish others would grant us. Forgiveness is something we can have a hard time offering those who have harmed us in some way. Forgiveness is something that can seem impossible to receive from God or others because of things we have done. The truth is, God always forgives us immediately of everything. The question is do we do anything to change our life so that forgiveness is no longer needed? And do we do anything to let our heart be softened towards others who may be awaiting our forgiveness?

We are given amazing teachings on God’s forgiveness as well as challenging teachings on our need to forgive others and to forgive ourselves.

Let’s talk about this important topic this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

Blame Is The Game You Just Can’t Win

Blame Game

Sometimes we blame other people for our problems, or
attribute our suffering to others–citing them or their actions as the
cause. This attitude makes it difficult for us to grow spiritually. We
need to stop pointing the finger at others and ask ourselves, “How
am I contributing to this problem?” and “How can I be part of the
solution?”
This week we are going to practice non-blaming behavior. Don’t look for
reasons outside of yourself for your own unhappiness or problems.
Look at your thoughts, actions and behaviors and see what of those
might be contributing to the problem. Then identify something you
can do to help create a positive change. See how this effects your
relationships and personal happiness.

See you Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m.

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