Set Free From Shame

by Tim Tracy What Is Shame? Shame is a difficult emotion to express. You may experience it as a feeling of not being good enough, a worry that there’s something wrong with you, or an overwhelming feeling that you’re bad, dirty, or inferior.  In her book The Gifts of Imperfection, social researcher Brene Brown explains, … Read more

What Scars Are For

 Name That Tune My favorite Christian artist is Mandisa.  She began her career in 2005 when she auditioned for the TV show “American Idol.”  During her audition, she was famously insulted for her weight by Simon Powell.  Later she confronted him and publicly forgave him, after which he apologized for his snarky remarks.  Mandisa finished … Read more

From Bitter To Better

What’s In A Name? Within the pages of the Bible is a short book, only four chapters long, and it describes one of the most famous romances of all time.  Its author is unnamed, though most scholars attribute it to the prophet Samuel, because it is set in the days of the Judges. If you … Read more

5 Tips For Handling Anxiety

Riding the Anxiety Rollercoaster Have you been feeling a bit anxious lately?  If so, you’re not alone.  Are you feeling guilty for having those feelings?  Don’t be.  Many people in the Bible experienced anxiety.  It’s not a result of flawed faith. Christians can and do experience anxiety at times.  I know, because I recently had … Read more