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SHAME What have you been struggling with that keeps you from living your best life? It’s time for us to journey to the mountain to relinquish it. For many years, I’ve struggled with shame. Shame weighed on me like a fifty pound anklet that I dragged around day in and day out. Shame kept me from living life to its fullest. Although I smiled, was soft-spoken, and pleasant, I was so afraid that people would still see through it and know the truth about me. The truth that I kept in my bosom, so close to my heart, but no matter how much I tried to conceal it, they could see right through the facade. For those of us plagued by shame due to feelings of unworthiness, rejection, abuse, infidelity, or weight, I am here to tell you that you too, can have your mountain moment. RELEASE IT!!! LET IT GO!!! NEVER to pick it up again. Dr. Brenè Brown defines shame as, an “intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” Let’s ponder this thought, if we accept this definition of shame as being “…intensely painful…flawed and…unworthy…” then, we must ask ourselves, “What is the root of our shame?” and “Is it truly ours to claim?” What about making the conscious decision to release ourselves from the pain? What would it take for you to journey to the mountain to release the shame? Not “your” shame because we will no longer hold any claims to it. The first step to embracing life without the burden of shame is to stop claiming it. Welcome to the journey toward your Spiritual Rebirth.

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  1. I am happy to hear that you dug within yourself to find forgiveness for yourself. Unfortunately, we tend to be our own worst critics. Always remember that the Bible says, “…as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12

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  2. Everyday, Ordinary Glory

    “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 (NIV)

    Colossians 1:15-17 speaks of the glory of God in everything: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

    In reading this I am reminded that I am that I am HIS. I am not defined by the things of this world. In Him all things hold together. All things. I don’t have to be ashamed or feel guilty. about his messy house and my fears, my marraige, my children.

    Turns out, I’m not defined by my mothering skills or my name on a business card. I’m not defined by what I accomplished today, or whether or not I lost my temper. I’m not defined by my jeans that I wish were a different size, or by my kids when they won’t obey. I’m not defined by my wrinkles or tired eyes.

    I am, however, defined by the God who knows me by name … by the God who promises that nothing I do or don’t do can separate me from His love that is in Christ Jesus.

    Right where we are at the end of long days, long lists and long sleepless nights, Jesus meets us and in Him we are tenderly, patiently, lovingly held together. So we can be ready for tomorrow.

    Dear Jesus, thank You for not seeing anything boring or routine when You look at us. You don’t see failure, insignificance or ordinary. But instead, You see one-of-a-kind daughters of the King. Thank You for entering into every part of our days, for delighting in all we cycle through, and for how You celebrate, grieve, counsel and comfort every step of the way. We love how You see wonder in even our most ordinary routines and how You hold us together even when we feel like we’re falling apart. We love You, Jesus. Amen.

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    1. S. Hall, I am so grateful that you have not thought it robbery to take the time out to share with us, your beautiful words on “Everyday, Ordinary Glory.” I welcome you to continue to share with us. Your words will touch the hearts of so many people in need of them. I love and thank you so much for always being a great part of my life.

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