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Moving Past Mistakes: Self-Compassion 3

Moving Past Mistakes: Self-Compassion 3

September 23, 2022

How do you move past a big mistake?

Remember that you are part of the human race. There are people before you who have made similar mistakes, and people coming after you who will make similar mistakes. Having compassion on yourself for making a mistake will help you to have compassion on others who make similar mistakes.  Humility brings compassion. 

Be kind to yourself and speak to yourself as if you were speaking to your best friend. Instead of harsh angry words, speak to yourself as if you were looking for reasons to give yourself the benefit of the doubt.
Jesus died so that you can be free (Galatians 5:1) Self-criticism paralyzes you with a fear of making more mistakes. 
Building joy is important for those who have a habit of self criticism. Your brain is  designed to learn best in an atmosphere of joy. To maintain joy it is essential to be able to make mistakes. 

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Making Mistakes: Self-Compassion 2

Making Mistakes: Self-Compassion 2

September 9, 2022

Do you make mistakes? 
Have you ever made a BIG mistake? 
Have you hurt people when you did not intend to?
How do you handle your sins, mistakes or errors? Do you beat yourself up attempting to pay for your own sin?  Do you engage in harsh self-criticism to try to prevent yourself from ever making another mistake? 
Is your self-condemnation a form of punishment which you think will help avoid another error?

Recognizing God is not angry with us is an important first step. If your parents were critical of you, this may not come easy. Tuning up our relationship with God is essential.
Isaiah 49:13-16  -God has you engraved on the palms of His hands.
An honest confession to God is very healing. For example, if there were warning signs but you ignored them this is worth confessing. If you are having trouble feeling forgiven, confessing to another person is something the Bible says is healing (James 5:16)

Once you have confessed and been forgiven, forgiving yourself is really just agreeing with God’s forgiveness.  This sounds easy, but it is not. Especially for those who have a habit of self-condemnation.  It is essential not to continue condemning yourself once God has forgiven you and you have received that forgiveness.  Confess, receive God's forgiveness, and treat yourself the way God treats you, even if others do not.

Self-Control and Self-Compassion: Part 1

Self-Control and Self-Compassion: Part 1

August 23, 2022

Part 1 of 3. What increases or decreases self-control? How can you know if your self-control is depleted? Psychology research on self-control often involves tempting people with chocolate.  How do you respond to your failures? Self-condemnation weakens self-control while self-compassion increases self-control. People with self-compassion are happier, kinder and more compassionate. Do you love yourself with compassion?  Are you able to be alone with yourself? Do you have time in your week without your phone? Recorded in 2012

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The Cross of Forgiveness: Part 4 of 4

The Cross of Forgiveness: Part 4 of 4

June 10, 2022

Part 4 of 4. Forgiveness is more difficult during seasons of suffering. Under what circumstances did Jesus forgive? Who was Jesus forgiving and why was Jesus forgiving? Did Jesus simply absolve everyone  involved in his death for everything they ever did? Will Judas and all those who crucified Jesus be spending eternity together with Jesus? The information is useful as we work with Jesus to forgive.

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The High Cost of Forgiveness Part 3 of 4

The High Cost of Forgiveness Part 3 of 4

May 27, 2022

Part 3 of 4. Why do the sins of others bother us much more than our own? We typically see our sin as much less significant than the sin against us because it feels much less significant. We believe our feelings indicate the debt of our sin but we are greatly mistaken. How does God see your sin compared to sin against you? Jesus tells a parable in Matthew 18 to answer this question. Jesus uses economic terms of debt owed and we are off by a factor of 200,000. This is how our sin looks from God's point of view. Two hundred thousand times greater than the sin against you. We discuss how God arrives at this calculation, and how thinking about it can help move us to forgive.

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The Power Tool Parable: Part 2 of 4

The Power Tool Parable: Part 2 of 4

May 15, 2022

Part 2 of 4. What would you do if someone borrowed your power tools and left town without returning them? Why do we often feel angry at ourselves when we feel anger at someone else? What is bad debt and what does it have to do with forgiveness?

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Hit and Run Forgiveness Part1 of 4

Hit and Run Forgiveness Part1 of 4

April 29, 2022

Part 1 of 4. In this parable, forgiveness is presented in a new way. You are an accident victim and have some choices to make regarding pursuit of those who hurt you. 

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Who’s the Queen? Part 2 of 2

Who’s the Queen? Part 2 of 2

March 18, 2022

Part 2 of 2. Abigail is an amazing woman. She has more dialogue than any other woman in scripture.  In 1 Samuel 25 She speaks positive words of life over David before he becomes King. She prophesies wonderful things about him. Then, her husband dies and she marries him. She marries him before he becomes King. Her prophesy doesn't exactly come true in David's life. And she's never heard from again. What happened? Why is she not the Queen? Why was she downgraded? What was God's intention for her and for David?

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Dealing with a Wealthy Fool: Part 1 of 2

Dealing with a Wealthy Fool: Part 1 of 2

March 1, 2022

Part 1 of 2. David is on the run from Saul and betrayed repeatedly by his own tribe, the tribe of Judah. David and his men are treated with disrespect by Nabal, a wealthy fool from the tribe of Judah.  David has had enough! He is murderously angry. When David comes to settle the score, he gets a surprise. Nabal's wife Abigail comes to meet him to prevent him from making a massacre mistake that would haunt him the rest of his life. She prevents him from killing innocent people (along with her husband.) She prevents him from "saving by his own hand." Do you save by your own hand? Why is it important to wait for God and not save by our own hand?

Bible passage 1 Samuel 25

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Stressful Holiday Situations: Part 2

Stressful Holiday Situations: Part 2

December 20, 2021

Validation is vital when caught in a toxic shame spiral.  Cindy has shut herself in the upstairs bedroom and is prepared to boycott Thanksgiving. Jesus experienced abuse and toxic shame. Jesus experienced attempts to control from family and friends. He is able to validate and guide us through these difficult situations but it is not easy to connect when full of anger and adrenaline. How can you connect with God when you are stressed? Breathing is one of the  best ways to get your physiology back from the "fight or flight" response.  The mother-in-law will need boundaries in the future, but what can Cindy do now? She feels humiliated and it will take humility to rejoin the party. Was Jesus ever humiliated? If you were a guest, what might you offer Cindy to help her recover and rejoin the holiday?  

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