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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

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The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to explore the profound concept of living …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Purpose, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Purpose, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to explore the profound concept of living …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Purpose, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Convergence Theory

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, design, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Intimacy with God, Leaning, Live The Moment, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Convergence Theory I was listening the other day to something Lance Wallnau was saying and it hit me deeply as I believe he discussed something very real and true about where the Lord is taking me. The message was about convergence theory. “Convergence theory says that God designed you with certain gifts, talents and abilities, so that you have an …

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, empathy, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, relationship, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame In a world where vulnerability can often be misconstrued as weakness, it’s essential to recognize the power of empathy in our journey toward healing from the effects of shame. In Episode #861 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I discuss the profound impact of empathy on overcoming shame and embracing healing. Empathy vs. Sympathy …

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, empathy, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, relationship, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world where vulnerability can often be misconstrued as weakness, it’s essential to recognize the power of empathy in our journey toward healing from the effects of shame. In Episode #861 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I discuss the profound impact of empathy on overcoming shame and embracing healing. Empathy vs. Sympathy In it, I draw attention to …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Purpose, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Fantasy versus Dreams… Hope ?!

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Fantasy versus Dreams… Hope ?! During a session of small group coaching, I was talking about the difference between fantasy and dreams. I made an observation that was fascinating to me: perhaps HOPE is the only thing that distinguishes fantasy from dreams! Now, I’m not talking about the dreams we have while we are asleep. I’m referring to the ones that …

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Fantasy versus Dreams… Hope ?!

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Fantasy versus Dreams… Hope ?! During a session of small group coaching, I was talking about the difference between fantasy and dreams. I made an observation that was fascinating to me: perhaps HOPE is the only thing that distinguishes fantasy from dreams! Now, I’m not talking about the dreams we have while we are asleep. I’m referring to the ones that …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

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As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

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As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Purpose, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to explore the profound concept of living …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, coaching, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, overcoming shame, Purpose, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming shame, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, shame, Uncategorized, weakness by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, overcoming, shame, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to explore the profound concept of living …

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Increase of Knowledge, Diminished Wisdom

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Increase of Knowledge, Diminished Wisdom We have exponentially increased in our knowledge while our wisdom is ever diminished. We are informational-ly rich while being paupers in life-applicable Wisdom. I can Google any fact and have the answer in a moment, but wisdom is gained slowly and received from the Lord. The good news is that the Lord is generous with …

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Convergence Theory

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, design, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Intimacy with God, Leaning, Live The Moment, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Convergence Theory I was listening the other day to something Lance Wallnau was saying and it hit me deeply as I believe he discussed something very real and true about where the Lord is taking me. The message was about convergence theory. “Convergence theory says that God designed you with certain gifts, talents and abilities, so that you have an …

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The Sovereign Touch

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Jesus is Lord, sovereign, Sovereignty, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The Sovereign Touch The Sovereign Touch from a Sovereign God Is God sovereign over this world? Is He sovereign over the evil I see daily? Does His sovereignty include being over elections, governments, and leaders? What about disasters and devastation? Does His sovereignty actually include things beyond the church? Does God’s sovereign hand work things together for Him or for …

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A Living Invitation to His Will Alone

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Leaning, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I was being coached the other day, and my coach asked me a pregnant question about the subject of my new book, His Will Alone. He asked: What is God’s dream for this book? I was floored and flummoxed by the weight of these words. Part of me wanted to tear up at the poignance of those words. With these …

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A Living Invitation to His Will Alone

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Leaning, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

A Living Invitation to His Will Alone I was being coached the other day, and my coach asked me a pregnant question about the subject of my new book, His Will Alone. He asked: What is God’s dream for this book? I was floored and flummoxed by the weight of these words. Part of me wanted to tear up at …

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Convergence Theory

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, design, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Intimacy with God, Leaning, Live The Moment, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Convergence Theory I was listening the other day to something Lance Wallnau was saying and it hit me deeply as I believe he discussed something very real and true about where the Lord is taking me. The message was about convergence theory. “Convergence theory says that God designed you with certain gifts, talents and abilities, so that you have an …

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Beware of Shame

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Beware of Shame Today, I’m continuing to delve deep into a topic that often lurks in the shadows of our lives, affecting us more profoundly than we realize – shame. As I continue work on my upcoming book, “Overcoming Shame,” I’ve come to understand just how cunning and destructive this emotion can be. The project I’m working on, “Overcoming Shame,” …

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Beware of Shame

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Today, I’m continuing to delve deep into a topic that often lurks in the shadows of our lives, affecting us more profoundly than we realize – shame. As I continue work on my upcoming book, “Overcoming Shame,” I’ve come to understand just how cunning and destructive this emotion can be. The project I’m working on, “Overcoming Shame,” is shaping up …

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Breaking the Chains of Shame: Discovering Wholeness

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Breaking the Chains of Shame: Discovering Wholeness I wanted to continue to delve into the topic of shame. As I’ve been working on my book about overcoming shame, I’ve become increasingly fascinated by the subject. The power to overcome and ultimately destroy shame is truly remarkable. It’s a beautiful journey that leads to freedom from shame’s devastation, and isolation. Let’s …

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Breaking the Chains of Shame: Discovering Wholeness

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I wanted to continue to delve into the topic of shame. As I’ve been working on my book about overcoming shame, I’ve become increasingly fascinated by the subject. The power to overcome and ultimately destroy shame is truly remarkable. It’s a beautiful journey that leads to freedom from shame’s devastation, and isolation. Let’s dive into the captivating realm of overcoming …

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’ Today, I want to share the exciting news that “His Will Alone” has spread its wings to soar and is now available on Kindle eBook and print form on Amazon.com. It promises to reshape the way we perceive our paths in life. “His Will Alone,” illuminates our existence in God’s Will. In this …

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’

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Today, I want to share the exciting news that “His Will Alone” has spread its wings to soar and is now available on Kindle eBook and print form on Amazon.com. It promises to reshape the way we perceive our paths in life. “His Will Alone,” illuminates our existence in God’s Will. In this thought-provoking book, every page is an invitation …

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Lord of the Sovereign Touch

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Lord of the Sovereign Touch For the born-again believer, sovereignty should be the normal Christian life reality. But understanding a truth doesn’t necessarily coincide with receiving it. Jesus Christ is Lord – this is reality. But to know Christ as Lord is quite a different thing. We have a personal God who is relational in every aspect. The Lord Jesus …

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Love of Most Will Grow Cold

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Love of Most Will Grow Cold I have a question out there for the Lord. Is happiness only found when love is present? Do we only experience happiness, more specifically true joy, when there’s the presence of love? I know that the presence of love affects every aspect and element of our lives. For example, my cooking is best when …

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Giving All I am to the Great I AM

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Giving All I am to the Great I AM Like the widow with the two mites I bring my gift to God, giving all I am to the Great I AM. So many of us feel that we have nothing to offer others, much less God. And even those who know they have legit talents to give, sometimes feel incapable …

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Minimalism: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Dependence, Hearing God, Letting Go, Open Heart, shame, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.life

Minimalism: Naked and Unashamed Adam and Eve lived naked and unashamed until they needed something beyond God. The day they needed more than God, shame entered in. This is tragic because we in this culture, and even in much of the church, have amassed so much stuff to our own demise. It now owns us. We are hoarding to our …

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Convergence Theory

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, design, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Intimacy with God, Leaning, Live The Moment, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Convergence Theory I was listening the other day to something Lance Wallnau was saying and it hit me deeply as I believe he discussed something very real and true about where the Lord is taking me. The message was about convergence theory. “Convergence theory says that God designed you with certain gifts, talents and abilities, so that you have an …

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This Present Moment

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This Present Moment While looking at this blog with the Lord, and reviewing our purpose and direction, I considered our topics. Every day we get to select a single topic to categorize our individual posts. Sometimes this has not been such an easy task. As a reminder, here is the list: Live the Moment – Releasing the past and future, …

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Defeating Toxic Shame

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Defeating Toxic Shame Toxic shame makes a negative “I am” statement against our self. Statements like, “I am worthless! I am disgusting! I am stupid! I am flawed! I am not enough! I am of no value!” All these shame statements assign, as well as labels us, as unworthy and contemptible. These types of I am statements go counter to …

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Love of Self Prevents Cold Love

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Love of Self Prevents Cold Love I would like to circle back around to the topic of the loving of self. I feel like I have explored intently the issue of love grown cold and how destructive it is to ourselves and our world. But all this cold love stems from the absence of loving God and loving self. Love …

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Love One Another for Revival to Come

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Love One Another for Revival to Come Last Wednesday I wrote about Love as it relates to revival. I searched so many documents from the great revivalists, but something was missing. Most of them stated that we must have love for God to see revival happen, but what they all failed to mention was love for my neighbor. I’m not …

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing –Love is the most vulnerable, frightening, and powerful force in the universe. All of Life emanates from Love first and foremost, or it is nothing. And Love is the only force that can bring in change and revival. Unless I am willing to embrace Love, I will have absolutely nothing of Life and …

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Cold Love Prevents Revival

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Cold Love Prevents Revival Cold Love: When the Love Of Most Grows Cold In my last few posts I have been discussing revival as it relates to Love. I’ve sought the Lord about this and feel like He’s revealed a huge assault on our experience of revival. Most Christians know that unless we experience a revival in this world, we …

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold!

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold! Self-love and God-love can’t coexist. Now you might say, “Wait a minute John you recently were calling us to love ourselves?!” There’s a big difference in a loving of ourselves in respect, honor and grace and the exclusive self-focus that isn’t love at all. That false self-love is selfish, entitled and exclusive. In actuality, …

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Just How Important is it to Love Yourself?

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Just How Important is it to Love Yourself? Here is a rather shocking statement: You are required to love God and love yourself whether or not another single soul on this earth loves you. I can do this by showing myself respect, honor, love and acceptance. Outside of God I am the only other guaranteed constant companion in my life. …

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Being a Vessel of LOVE, Love’s Procession

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Being a Vessel of LOVE, Love’s Procession Love exposes all that isn’t Love. Love is unregulated and dangerous. When you enter into the untamed waters of the heart and love with God’s Love, all that’s in you which isn’t Love, erupts and comes to the surface. Straight up, you can’t manage Love. I always think that Love should be clean, but it …

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For LOVE is Our Current Reality

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For LOVE is Our Current Reality We were built for love and to love. Love is our primary source. Our Creator God made us to and for love. If you are born again, LOVE is your current reality. We actually have to go counter to our design to be unloving as regenerate creations. This is both shocking and liberating to …

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Love of Self Prevents Cold Love

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Love of Self Prevents Cold Love I would like to circle back around to the topic of the loving of self. I feel like I have explored intently the issue of love grown cold and how destructive it is to ourselves and our world. But all this cold love stems from the absence of loving God and loving self. Love …

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Love One Another for Revival to Come

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Love One Another for Revival to Come Last Wednesday I wrote about Love as it relates to revival. I searched so many documents from the great revivalists, but something was missing. Most of them stated that we must have love for God to see revival happen, but what they all failed to mention was love for my neighbor. I’m not …

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing –Love is the most vulnerable, frightening, and powerful force in the universe. All of Life emanates from Love first and foremost, or it is nothing. And Love is the only force that can bring in change and revival. Unless I am willing to embrace Love, I will have absolutely nothing of Life and …

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Cold Love Prevents Revival

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Cold Love Prevents Revival Cold Love: When the Love Of Most Grows Cold In my last few posts I have been discussing revival as it relates to Love. I’ve sought the Lord about this and feel like He’s revealed a huge assault on our experience of revival. Most Christians know that unless we experience a revival in this world, we …

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold!

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold! Self-love and God-love can’t coexist. Now you might say, “Wait a minute John you recently were calling us to love ourselves?!” There’s a big difference in a loving of ourselves in respect, honor and grace and the exclusive self-focus that isn’t love at all. That false self-love is selfish, entitled and exclusive. In actuality, …

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Why Love Grows Cold

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Why Love Grows Cold In one of my last few posts I looked at the loving of self. This is a vital, crucial requirement of our God. We love others as we love ourself not the other way around. If we fail to love ourselves we won’t be able to love others. And in this time and season of the …

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Love of Most Will Grow Cold

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Love of Most Will Grow Cold I have a question out there for the Lord. Is happiness only found when love is present? Do we only experience happiness, more specifically true joy, when there’s the presence of love? I know that the presence of love affects every aspect and element of our lives. For example, my cooking is best when …

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Just How Important is it to Love Yourself?

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Just How Important is it to Love Yourself? Here is a rather shocking statement: You are required to love God and love yourself whether or not another single soul on this earth loves you. I can do this by showing myself respect, honor, love and acceptance. Outside of God I am the only other guaranteed constant companion in my life. …

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Being a Vessel of LOVE, Love’s Procession

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Being a Vessel of LOVE, Love’s Procession Love exposes all that isn’t Love. Love is unregulated and dangerous. When you enter into the untamed waters of the heart and love with God’s Love, all that’s in you which isn’t Love, erupts and comes to the surface. Straight up, you can’t manage Love. I always think that Love should be clean, but it …

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For LOVE is Our Current Reality

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For LOVE is Our Current Reality We were built for love and to love. Love is our primary source. Our Creator God made us to and for love. If you are born again, LOVE is your current reality. We actually have to go counter to our design to be unloving as regenerate creations. This is both shocking and liberating to …

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Increase of Knowledge, Diminished Wisdom

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Increase of Knowledge, Diminished Wisdom We have exponentially increased in our knowledge while our wisdom is ever diminished. We are informational-ly rich while being paupers in life-applicable Wisdom. I can Google any fact and have the answer in a moment, but wisdom is gained slowly and received from the Lord. The good news is that the Lord is generous with …

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing –Love is the most vulnerable, frightening, and powerful force in the universe. All of Life emanates from Love first and foremost, or it is nothing. And Love is the only force that can bring in change and revival. Unless I am willing to embrace Love, I will have absolutely nothing of Life and …

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Cold Love Prevents Revival

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Cold Love Prevents Revival Cold Love: When the Love Of Most Grows Cold In my last few posts I have been discussing revival as it relates to Love. I’ve sought the Lord about this and feel like He’s revealed a huge assault on our experience of revival. Most Christians know that unless we experience a revival in this world, we …

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold!

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Living Loved, Love, Open Heart, Revival, Uncategorized by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

The Love Of Most Growing Cold! Self-love and God-love can’t coexist. Now you might say, “Wait a minute John you recently were calling us to love ourselves?!” There’s a big difference in a loving of ourselves in respect, honor and grace and the exclusive self-focus that isn’t love at all. That false self-love is selfish, entitled and exclusive. In actuality, …

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Love of Most Will Grow Cold

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Love of Most Will Grow Cold I have a question out there for the Lord. Is happiness only found when love is present? Do we only experience happiness, more specifically true joy, when there’s the presence of love? I know that the presence of love affects every aspect and element of our lives. For example, my cooking is best when …

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Being a Vessel of LOVE, Love’s Procession

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Being a Vessel of LOVE, Love’s Procession Love exposes all that isn’t Love. Love is unregulated and dangerous. When you enter into the untamed waters of the heart and love with God’s Love, all that’s in you which isn’t Love, erupts and comes to the surface. Straight up, you can’t manage Love. I always think that Love should be clean, but it …

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For LOVE is Our Current Reality

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For LOVE is Our Current Reality We were built for love and to love. Love is our primary source. Our Creator God made us to and for love. If you are born again, LOVE is your current reality. We actually have to go counter to our design to be unloving as regenerate creations. This is both shocking and liberating to …

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Minimalism: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Dependence, Hearing God, Letting Go, Open Heart, shame, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.life

Minimalism: Naked and Unashamed Adam and Eve lived naked and unashamed until they needed something beyond God. The day they needed more than God, shame entered in. This is tragic because we in this culture, and even in much of the church, have amassed so much stuff to our own demise. It now owns us. We are hoarding to our …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

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The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to explore the profound concept of living …

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Overcoming Shame and Embracing Divine Purpose

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Overcoming Shame and Embracing Divine Purpose I want to share something that has been on my mind – a challenge I’ve been wrestling with. I recently released my book “His Will Alone” while at the same time working on the book on overcoming shame. My dilemma was how to connect and integrate these two seemingly distinct messages. I didn’t want …

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Overcoming Shame and Embracing Divine Purpose

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I want to share something that has been on my mind – a challenge I’ve been wrestling with. I recently released my book “His Will Alone” while at the same time working on the book on overcoming shame. My dilemma was how to connect and integrate these two seemingly distinct messages. I didn’t want my audience to feel like they …

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Beware of Shame

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Beware of Shame Today, I’m continuing to delve deep into a topic that often lurks in the shadows of our lives, affecting us more profoundly than we realize – shame. As I continue work on my upcoming book, “Overcoming Shame,” I’ve come to understand just how cunning and destructive this emotion can be. The project I’m working on, “Overcoming Shame,” …

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Beware of Shame

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Today, I’m continuing to delve deep into a topic that often lurks in the shadows of our lives, affecting us more profoundly than we realize – shame. As I continue work on my upcoming book, “Overcoming Shame,” I’ve come to understand just how cunning and destructive this emotion can be. The project I’m working on, “Overcoming Shame,” is shaping up …

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame In a world where vulnerability can often be misconstrued as weakness, it’s essential to recognize the power of empathy in our journey toward healing from the effects of shame. In Episode #861 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I discuss the profound impact of empathy on overcoming shame and embracing healing. Empathy vs. Sympathy …

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame

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In a world where vulnerability can often be misconstrued as weakness, it’s essential to recognize the power of empathy in our journey toward healing from the effects of shame. In Episode #861 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I discuss the profound impact of empathy on overcoming shame and embracing healing. Empathy vs. Sympathy In it, I draw attention to …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

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The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

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As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame In a world where vulnerability can often be misconstrued as weakness, it’s essential to recognize the power of empathy in our journey toward healing from the effects of shame. In Episode #861 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I discuss the profound impact of empathy on overcoming shame and embracing healing. Empathy vs. Sympathy …

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Empathy: The Key to Overcoming Shame

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In a world where vulnerability can often be misconstrued as weakness, it’s essential to recognize the power of empathy in our journey toward healing from the effects of shame. In Episode #861 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I discuss the profound impact of empathy on overcoming shame and embracing healing. Empathy vs. Sympathy In it, I draw attention to …

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Love One Another for Revival to Come

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Love One Another for Revival to Come Last Wednesday I wrote about Love as it relates to revival. I searched so many documents from the great revivalists, but something was missing. Most of them stated that we must have love for God to see revival happen, but what they all failed to mention was love for my neighbor. I’m not …

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing

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Love Brings in Revival or It’s Nothing –Love is the most vulnerable, frightening, and powerful force in the universe. All of Life emanates from Love first and foremost, or it is nothing. And Love is the only force that can bring in change and revival. Unless I am willing to embrace Love, I will have absolutely nothing of Life and …

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Cold Love Prevents Revival

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Cold Love Prevents Revival Cold Love: When the Love Of Most Grows Cold In my last few posts I have been discussing revival as it relates to Love. I’ve sought the Lord about this and feel like He’s revealed a huge assault on our experience of revival. Most Christians know that unless we experience a revival in this world, we …

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold!

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The Love Of Most Growing Cold! Self-love and God-love can’t coexist. Now you might say, “Wait a minute John you recently were calling us to love ourselves?!” There’s a big difference in a loving of ourselves in respect, honor and grace and the exclusive self-focus that isn’t love at all. That false self-love is selfish, entitled and exclusive. In actuality, …

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Just How Important is it to Love Yourself?

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Just How Important is it to Love Yourself? Here is a rather shocking statement: You are required to love God and love yourself whether or not another single soul on this earth loves you. I can do this by showing myself respect, honor, love and acceptance. Outside of God I am the only other guaranteed constant companion in my life. …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

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As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to explore the profound concept of living …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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Overcoming Shame and Embracing Divine Purpose

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I want to share something that has been on my mind – a challenge I’ve been wrestling with. I recently released my book “His Will Alone” while at the same time working on the book on overcoming shame. My dilemma was how to connect and integrate these two seemingly distinct messages. I didn’t want my audience to feel like they …

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Overcoming Shame and Embracing Divine Purpose

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Overcoming Shame and Embracing Divine Purpose I want to share something that has been on my mind – a challenge I’ve been wrestling with. I recently released my book “His Will Alone” while at the same time working on the book on overcoming shame. My dilemma was how to connect and integrate these two seemingly distinct messages. I didn’t want …

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The Sovereign Touch of God

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The Sovereign Touch of God “Deep down in our core we know that if God is truly sovereign, then we have to face the truth that things happened to us that hurt us and He didn’t stop them.”   JOHN ENSLOW, THE SOVEREIGN TOUCH   With compassion and grace, John Enslow goes straight to the heart of the matter in …

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Storyline of Life: The Sovereign Touch

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, sovereign, Sovereignty, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Storyline of Life: The Sovereign Touch Every storyline worth telling is fraught with crisis, challenge, and victory.  We watch these scenarios in movies, read them in books, and are captivated by them through the verbal telling. We just love a good story. It’s like it’s ingrained in us to crave them. We celebrate them, and sometimes we even ask for …

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The Sovereign Touch

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The Sovereign Touch The Sovereign Touch from a Sovereign God Is God sovereign over this world? Is He sovereign over the evil I see daily? Does His sovereignty include being over elections, governments, and leaders? What about disasters and devastation? Does His sovereignty actually include things beyond the church? Does God’s sovereign hand work things together for Him or for …

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Sovereign Everlasting Boundary

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Sovereign Everlasting Boundary I, the Lord, define the ocean’s sandy shoreline as an everlasting boundary that the waters cannot cross. The waves may toss and roar, but they can never pass the boundaries I set. Jeremiah 5:22 Does this scripture only refer to the coast? Is it isolated to beaches and sandy shores? I think not. I believe this scripture …

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The Sovereign Touch of God

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The Sovereign Touch of God “Deep down in our core we know that if God is truly sovereign, then we have to face the truth that things happened to us that hurt us and He didn’t stop them.”   JOHN ENSLOW, THE SOVEREIGN TOUCH   With compassion and grace, John Enslow goes straight to the heart of the matter in …

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Lord of the Sovereign Touch

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Lord of the Sovereign Touch For the born-again believer, sovereignty should be the normal Christian life reality. But understanding a truth doesn’t necessarily coincide with receiving it. Jesus Christ is Lord – this is reality. But to know Christ as Lord is quite a different thing. We have a personal God who is relational in every aspect. The Lord Jesus …

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Storyline of Life: The Sovereign Touch

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Storyline of Life: The Sovereign Touch Every storyline worth telling is fraught with crisis, challenge, and victory.  We watch these scenarios in movies, read them in books, and are captivated by them through the verbal telling. We just love a good story. It’s like it’s ingrained in us to crave them. We celebrate them, and sometimes we even ask for …

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The Sovereign Touch

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The Sovereign Touch The Sovereign Touch from a Sovereign God Is God sovereign over this world? Is He sovereign over the evil I see daily? Does His sovereignty include being over elections, governments, and leaders? What about disasters and devastation? Does His sovereignty actually include things beyond the church? Does God’s sovereign hand work things together for Him or for …

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Sovereign Everlasting Boundary

In Being Real, Believing God, god's sovereignty, sovereign, Sovereignty, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.life

Sovereign Everlasting Boundary I, the Lord, define the ocean’s sandy shoreline as an everlasting boundary that the waters cannot cross. The waves may toss and roar, but they can never pass the boundaries I set. Jeremiah 5:22 Does this scripture only refer to the coast? Is it isolated to beaches and sandy shores? I think not. I believe this scripture …

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Shame: A Journey to Healing Together

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The other day, I had a transformative coaching session centered around my upcoming book “Overcoming Shame.” The experience left me in awe of the power of inviting someone into your recovery journey and the profound impact it can have on our lives. It became clear to me that overcoming shame is not a solitary journey—it requires connection, support, and a …

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Rising Above Shame: A Journey of Transformation

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Have you ever felt trapped in a web of shame, unable to escape its suffocating grip? It’s a universal struggle, one that often leaves us questioning our worth and purpose. But what if, instead of succumbing to shame’s disabling force, we viewed it as a signal for course correction? In a world where shame has the power to immobilize and …

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The Holiday Paradox: Gratitude and Overcoming Shame

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As we navigate the holidays, thoughts about gratitude, thanks, and overcoming shame have been swirling in my mind. The holidays are touted as a time of joy, blessings, and family, but can paradoxically become one of the most triggering times of the year, especially for those grappling with shame. In this post, I want to explore the intricate relationship between …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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Shame Roots in Comparison I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on–a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. …

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Shame Roots in Comparison

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I’m excited to share a little sneak peek into the journey I’m currently on—a journey that involves navigating the complex landscape of shame. Why, you ask? Because it’s the essence of the book I’m pouring my heart and soul into, and the prospect of bringing forth a guide to overcoming shame has me teeming with anticipation. Shame has been a …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses …

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Coaching: Why You Need a Thought Partner

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I wanted to write about the power of coaching and the profound perspective shift that it brings. In our lives, we often find ourselves seeking advice, looking for quick fixes, and outsourcing our decisions to others, much like the story of Moses and the Israelites. (Exodus 20:18-21) The children of Israel wanted Moses to go and meet with their scary …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed

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Living Beyond Shame: Naked and Unashamed Shame is a relentless presence that often haunts the human experience, casting a long shadow over our lives. But what if we could break free from the suffocating grip of shame and step into a realm where vulnerability is not a source of deep discomfort but a path to divine liberation? I want to …

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A Living Invitation to His Will Alone

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Leaning, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

A Living Invitation to His Will Alone I was being coached the other day, and my coach asked me a pregnant question about the subject of my new book, His Will Alone. He asked: What is God’s dream for this book? I was floored and flummoxed by the weight of these words. Part of me wanted to tear up at …

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A Living Invitation to His Will Alone

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Leaning, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I was being coached the other day, and my coach asked me a pregnant question about the subject of my new book, His Will Alone. He asked: What is God’s dream for this book? I was floored and flummoxed by the weight of these words. Part of me wanted to tear up at the poignance of those words. With these …

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Letting Go, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’ Today, I want to share the exciting news that “His Will Alone” has spread its wings to soar and is now available on Kindle eBook and print form on Amazon.com. It promises to reshape the way we perceive our paths in life. “His Will Alone,” illuminates our existence in God’s Will. In this …

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’

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Today, I want to share the exciting news that “His Will Alone” has spread its wings to soar and is now available on Kindle eBook and print form on Amazon.com. It promises to reshape the way we perceive our paths in life. “His Will Alone,” illuminates our existence in God’s Will. In this thought-provoking book, every page is an invitation …

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Storyline of Life: The Sovereign Touch

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, sovereign, Sovereignty, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Storyline of Life: The Sovereign Touch Every storyline worth telling is fraught with crisis, challenge, and victory.  We watch these scenarios in movies, read them in books, and are captivated by them through the verbal telling. We just love a good story. It’s like it’s ingrained in us to crave them. We celebrate them, and sometimes we even ask for …

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Defeating Toxic Shame

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Defeating Toxic Shame Toxic shame makes a negative “I am” statement against our self. Statements like, “I am worthless! I am disgusting! I am stupid! I am flawed! I am not enough! I am of no value!” All these shame statements assign, as well as labels us, as unworthy and contemptible. These types of I am statements go counter to …

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Convergence Theory

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, design, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Intimacy with God, Leaning, Live The Moment, Uncategorized, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Convergence Theory I was listening the other day to something Lance Wallnau was saying and it hit me deeply as I believe he discussed something very real and true about where the Lord is taking me. The message was about convergence theory. “Convergence theory says that God designed you with certain gifts, talents and abilities, so that you have an …

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Giving All I am to the Great I AM

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Giving All I am to the Great I AM Like the widow with the two mites I bring my gift to God, giving all I am to the Great I AM. So many of us feel that we have nothing to offer others, much less God. And even those who know they have legit talents to give, sometimes feel incapable …

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Connecting with Your Spiritual DNA

In Believing God, Enjoying God, God is in Control, His Life Not Mine, Walking with God by john@divinedesigned.life

Connecting with Your Spiritual DNA I have been discussing our Spiritual DNA on the podcast. So what is our spiritual DNA? We each have been formed and fashioned to uniquely reflect and represent how our Creator created us. Ultimately it is how He wants to express His Life through us, and it is as distinctive as our physical DNA. None …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest storytelling and a call …

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Embracing Weakness as Strength

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Embracing Weakness as Strength In a world that often tells us to hide our weaknesses and put on a facade of strength, the journey of overcoming shame shines a light on the power of vulnerability. In Episode #855 of the Divine Designed Life Podcast, I explore the profound connection between weakness, shame, and the strength of faith. Through raw, honest …

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Weakness Can Trigger Shame

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Weakness Can Trigger Shame In a culture, where weakness is a four letter word, the reality of boasting in our weakness seems profane. Additionally, seeing weakness as beautiful is off putting at best, but more often grotesque to the heart of man. Weakness requires dependence and faith in the character and person of God. The Apostle Paul boasted in his …

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A Living Invitation to His Will Alone

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Leaning, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

A Living Invitation to His Will Alone I was being coached the other day, and my coach asked me a pregnant question about the subject of my new book, His Will Alone. He asked: What is God’s dream for this book? I was floored and flummoxed by the weight of these words. Part of me wanted to tear up at …

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A Living Invitation to His Will Alone

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Leaning, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

I was being coached the other day, and my coach asked me a pregnant question about the subject of my new book, His Will Alone. He asked: What is God’s dream for this book? I was floored and flummoxed by the weight of these words. Part of me wanted to tear up at the poignance of those words. With these …

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Letting Go, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’ Today, I want to share the exciting news that “His Will Alone” has spread its wings to soar and is now available on Kindle eBook and print form on Amazon.com. It promises to reshape the way we perceive our paths in life. “His Will Alone,” illuminates our existence in God’s Will. In this …

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Embrace God’s Plan with ‘His Will Alone’

In Being a Child, Being Real, Believing God, Dependence, Enjoying God, God is in Control, god's sovereignty, Hearing God, His Life Not Mine, Letting Go, Uncategorized, Walking with God, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.lifeLeave a Comment

Today, I want to share the exciting news that “His Will Alone” has spread its wings to soar and is now available on Kindle eBook and print form on Amazon.com. It promises to reshape the way we perceive our paths in life. “His Will Alone,” illuminates our existence in God’s Will. In this thought-provoking book, every page is an invitation …

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Minimalism: Naked and Unashamed

In Being a Child, Dependence, Hearing God, Letting Go, Open Heart, shame, Will of God by john@divinedesigned.life

Minimalism: Naked and Unashamed Adam and Eve lived naked and unashamed until they needed something beyond God. The day they needed more than God, shame entered in. This is tragic because we in this culture, and even in much of the church, have amassed so much stuff to our own demise. It now owns us. We are hoarding to our …

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