Shame is Undone Vlog #40 Lessons from the Lake

Shame is Undone Vlog #40 Lessons from the Lake

Tweet Shame.  To some it is a five letter word that holds them back from fully entering into the presence of our Savior. Shame as defined in the dictionary is the painful emotion caused by a consciousness of guilt or shortcoming or impropriety. Have you ever felt shame over something you had done? Or Maybe others made you feel shame because of something you did or did not do?   Shame is not a part of our identity in #Christ.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This Scripture tells us that shame is not to be a part of our identity.   “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” (Romans 10:11 ESV)  Join me today on the video blog below as I share a what the Lord impressed upon my heart while I was singing the song, “Holy Spirit.”     This line from the song “Holy Spirit” written by Brian & Katie Torwalt is so powerful. “I’ve tasted and seen Of the sweetest of loves Where my heart becomes free And my shame is undone Your presence, Lord”   My shame is undone – when the Holy Spirit comes and moves, He takes our shame and it is undone.  We are no longer bound to it.  Our hearts are free – we are free to fully enter into and be in the presence of our Lord and Savior.   In the presence of #God my shame is undone. Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   Just like the paralytic man in Luke 5.  When he was lowered into the very presence of Jesus, his...
Respond vs. React Vlog #39 Lessons from the Lake

Respond vs. React Vlog #39 Lessons from the Lake

Tweet Can you just take a minute and imagine with me?  Alright, are you ready?   Take a deep breathe, it will be ok, I promise.   Let’s say you are driving your car, minding your own business, obeying the rules of the road.  When all of the sudden, out of nowhere, a car comes barreling down on you.  You notice it as you glance in your rearview mirror, but you don’t do anything different, other than pay attention to what’s in front of you and what’s now so obviously behind you.   What do you do?   Now the car has gotten right up behind you and the driver is honking the horn and flashing their lights at you.   Now, what do you do?   Do you react? or respond?   There is a huge difference between reacting and responding.  While they are similar in definition there are some subtleties.   In the case of the above car situation, a responder might simply respond in a thoughtful, cautious manner.  The might not get emotional or mad but rather simply get out of the way of the crazy driver.   On the other hand, someone who is a reactor, may get upset, mad, and maybe even yell a little, to no one in particular, but out of sheer frustration.  One might say, their emotions took charge and they reacted.   Sometimes we do the same when we are in relationship with others.  Whether it be a spouse, a family member, a co-worker, or a boss.  We may feel someone barreling down on us, and we have a choice to react...
Wishing, Waiting and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Wishing, Waiting and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that began four weeks ago and continues with part two for the next four weeks.  This series on perseverance is one I have been doing with three of my incredible friends. Some weeks, I will share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.   Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                          Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3 (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Part 4 (The Sting of Rejection) can be found HERE ….   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 5 in our series on #perseverance. Persevering in #Purpose.”] As we continue our series on Perseverance for the next four weeks, we want to share our stories of overcoming and also ones of looking forward to remind ourselves how God walks alongside us through it all. My friends, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, Patricia Krank and I want to leave you with hope as you persevere in your everyday lives.   Today Mary will be sharing about persevering in purpose, but first let me ask you a few questions:   Have you ever asked yourself what does God have for me to do?   Have you ever found yourself dreaming and wishing for God’s plan to unfold in your life?   Have you ever found yourself...
The Sting of Rejection: Perseverance Series Part 4

The Sting of Rejection: Perseverance Series Part 4

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that continues for eight weeks with three of my incredible friends. As of now, I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.  Check out both videos, the first is the introduction to the series, and the second is a little  bit about the topic for the week and my thoughts on it. Please note: The videos are not the same as the written content below it. Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                   Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3 (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Now, it’s my turn!  Today is week 4 in a 8 week series on Perseverance.  Read below as I share how we can persevere through the sting of rejection.   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for week 4 in a series on #perseverance.”]   Perseverance through Rejection The little girl wandered the yard looking for pretty white daisies, but she began collecting dandelions instead. Finally, when she had as many she could find without venturing too far, she walked to the very edge of the grass toward the rock retaining wall that overlooked the property.   Making her way past the grass and through the bushes she plopped her little bottom...
Perseverance Series #3 When Prayers Remain Unanswered

Perseverance Series #3 When Prayers Remain Unanswered

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that begins today and continues for the next eight weeks with three of my incredible friends. I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.  Check out both videos, the first is the introduction to the series, and the second is a little  bit about the topic my friend Patti Krank wrote about today.   Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                   Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, AND Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE.  Today it’s my friend Patti’s turn to share – read her post below!  Then Come back next Tuesday to read my post on Persevering through Rejection.   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 3 in our series on perseverance.”]   PERSEVERANCE PART 3 – WHEN PRAYERS REMAIN UNANSWERED By Patti Krank “Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer.  Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.” Psalm 22:2 NLT Have you ever found yourself in the same place as the Psalmist, feeling abandoned and hurt over prayers that have gone unanswered? I firmly believe that God delights in answering our prayers and yet . . . when the answers are long in coming, and the situations more painful than I feel I can bear, I’ve...
Perseverance in Recovery – Lessons from the Lake

Perseverance in Recovery – Lessons from the Lake

Tweet I am excited to have you join me for week #2 in the series on perseverance, which continues for the next seven weeks with three of my incredible friends. If you missed my friend Mary Geisen’s post last week on Perseverance Through Fear, you can check it out by clicking here. As of now, I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  that goes with the topic as well. Please check out today’s video, it is my introduction to the series, and not part of the text below. I am sorry.  This week, I was not able to record a video to go  with what my friend Holly Barrett wrote about today. (I am totally blaming jury duty, nasty windy, rainy weather which prohibited recording outside last week, and preparations for a women’s retreat I am speaking out this coming weekend). Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance. Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for week#2 in the series on perseverance.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This To Persevere in Recovery   …..  By Holly Barrett I saw a meme online the other day that basically said a beautiful smile hides an injured soul so that no one can really tell how broken you are. I’m not sure if that’s a sadder commentary on our need to hide…or on others’ need not to know. Either way it reminded me of some days within my own recovery journey – days that were long and hard and often felt like...