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The Making It Crowd: Join Us

Rachel Chimits
February 21, 2020

A lot of us feel like we’ve fallen short in some way and been disregarded as a result, so how do we handle this pain?

“Do you ever feel overlooked?” Gary Wilkerson asked in a devotional.

“When I was about ten years old, my father gathered me and my two sisters and my little brother, and he said, ‘I just went up into the mountains, and I’ve come back, and I have a blessing for all four of you kids. The Holy Spirit gave me a blessing.’

Exposing Shame's Darkness to the Light and Love of God

Shame is a feeling everyone knows. It is born out of something deep in our hearts, and we need God if we want to find freedom from it. As we are on this journey of healing and freedom from shame, we need people who point us toward God and pray for us. God calls us to live as a body in active connection with one another and constantly aware of one another’s needs.

Running the Race Without Shame

Rachel Chimits
October 7, 2019

God calls us to an abundant life in him, but many of us seem to get tripped up on our past and the deep heart wounds that hide there.

A lot of people are at least passingly familiar with Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Very few have probably read the book, though, which is unfortunate since many of the finer nuances were cut out in translation to film.

Shame: a Blessing and a Curse

What is shame? Is it that one thing we deliberately push away every time we think about it? If others knew about that one thing, are we absolutely certain they’d look at us differently? Why do we feel this way? How do we find freedom? This week, Gary Wilkerson talks about the answers to these questions and more.

Taking an Axe to the Root of Pornography Addiction

Many of us deal with bad habits. Some are easy to talk about. We joke about how we need to cut out those “comfort foods” or watch less television. Other obsessions feel deeply private and difficult to discuss, especially in church. Every addiction is planted in a deeper heart problem. Too often, the church has addressed sexual addictions by simply telling us to “stop” without digging deeper to the root of the issue. Today, Gary explores some of the fears and heart wounds that can lead to pornography addiction.