Are you familiar with the Bible story of the woman caught in adultery? You and I may or may not have ever been in shoes like hers, but nonetheless, in our own mind, our sin is just as hard to bear. So despite her obvious guilt (and ours), let’s look at this story not just […]
One of the sweetest things I’ve ever learned about the Lord is that He heard every silent whisper of my heart, long before I had the courage to say anything out loud. Specifically, He heard my sorries. I so desperately wanted to please Him, and I had always been a person that wanted the approval of […]
In the second CD of this 8-part series, Daphne reminds us that “there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). The truth is: Conviction is how God corrects us. Condemnation is how the devil defeats us. But if we don’t know the difference, we’ll suffer under the unnecessary weight of regret, guilt, […]
Unless you’ve avoided the Olympic games and television and news feeds in general, you’re probably aware of the embellished robbery story with Ryan Lochte and three other American swimmers. As I watched his interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, I was moved with compassion. It’s OK Ryan. I mean, it’s not really okay […]
Shame has been a tool of the enemy since the fall of Adam and Eve. But while guilt is a painful feeling of regret and responsibility for one’s actions, shame is a painful feeling about oneself as a person. And unfortunately, as long as sin exists, so will shame. In this episode of Identity Advantage, Daphne and […]
When I look at the faces in this collage, I want to ask each one, “Who told you you were naked?” This is the same question God asked Adam and Eve when they hid from Him in the garden after committing the first sin (Genesis 3:11). Shame made them withdraw from God–but shame is a cruel […]
Maybe it’s part of entering a new year, or maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s good to put ourselves in remembrance of why we do what we do. And at the end of the day, I don’t want my reasons to be a paycheck or applause. There has to be a greater cause […]
I hate the grief of heart that follows poor choices. But I’m grateful because it is a constant reminder that God is still with me.