Why Do We Stray?

Blog Post

When I hear the word stray, I think of a lost dog — one who doesn’t have a home, a wanderer looking for its next meal. And then I think about people and the spiritual falling away that happens oh-so-slowly over time. I’ve been guilty of this myself. It’s not something we plan or even […]

Why Sharing Your Life Story Brings Healing

Podcast Episode 114

“We all have a story to tell, but we’re afraid that weaknesses will be seen. When in all actuality, strength isn’t just revealed, it’s shared.” –Angie Gonzales In this week’s episode of Identity Advantage, Daphne and Angie talk about why it’s hard to be transparent with others about the things we’ve been through. The truth […]

Grit Your Teeth & Speak Blog Post

[Part 4 of 4: Forgiveness Series] We’ve been talking about forgiveness. Concerning this, the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). They were as human as we are when it comes to needing help in the area of forgiving others. But Jesus spoke of forgiving quite often, indicating it was a key to walking in the fullness of God […]

Don’t Drink the Poison Blog Post

[Part 3 of 4: Forgiveness Series] “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” –Author Unknown Sadly, our society is in an epidemic of disease. Everywhere you turn, someone is battling cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or something similar, either personally or in their family. The Bible says, “Look after each other so that none […]

Forgiveness is Never a Feeling Blog Post

[Part 2 of 4: Forgiveness Series] In the last post, I said, “Forgiveness isn’t a feeling. It’s an act of faith.” In response to an instruction by Jesus to forgive often, the apostles said, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). This gets where we live. Most Christians are like the apostles in the sense that they desire to increase their […]