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Deep within each of us is a longing for acceptance, significance, and provision. Essentially, we’re all asking the same fundamental questions, “Will I have enough? Am I enough? And do I matter?”
Well, here’s something really cool…
The answers to all three questions can be found in the temptations of Christ. And today on the 4:13, Pastor Tommy Brown will pull back the curtain on Christ’s temptations to reveal how they represent your greatest needs.
How can you know what your calling is? And how do you become confident in your calling? Or even if you know your calling, how are you supposed to follow it when you’re full of fears and insecurities?
Whew! It can feel daunting, right? Especially when the mistakes we’ve made have pulled us off track and clouded our vision.
Well, today on the 4:13, beloved star of Kim of Queens, Kim Gravel, invites you to look at yourself with a fresh new lens, encouraging you to start right where you are in order to discover who you were meant to be.
According to the Scientific American, women are twice as likely as men to experience shame and are more affected by its toxic impact. Just as Adam and Eve hid in the garden and covered themselves with fig leaves, we too are inclined to hide under the cloak of shame.
But unlike Adam and Eve, our feelings of shame don’t necessarily mean we’ve done something wrong. Often it means we’ve begun to believe lies about our identity.
So today’s guest, author and podcaster Jasmine Holmes, will expose shame’s slimy roots and help you understand the difference between shame, guilt, and conviction.
Shame is to the soul what cancer is to the body. It eats away at our self-esteem, erodes our relationships, and keeps us from moving forward in life. In fact, toxic shame is often what drives addictions, anxieties, and depression.
But the good news is that freedom is possible. And that’s what we’re exploring today with author Dr. Gregory Jantz. He’ll weave together reliable psychological principles with biblical truths to start you on the path of wellness and peace.
Episode 200 [Part 1]
Episode 200 [Part 2 – After Hours]
Growing up as a Chinese American daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Bonnie Gray never felt like she belonged. She spent her childhood hiding “Chinese Bonnie” who lived in a dysfunctional home in poverty in order to be accepted as cheerful “American Bonnie” who lived a life that looked like everybody else’s.
She tried to throw away pieces of her past—the ones she thought no one wanted—but in the process, she discovered God was tenderly gathering all the broken fragments to build a new story of faith and joy. She learned that it’s only when we learn to embrace the truth of our past that we can finally make sense of our present and celebrate what truly matters.
I hung out in the podcast closet with two 20-somethings, Nico and Mary, who work at our ministry. They asked lots of great questions common to every 20-something, including questions about dating, marriage, identity, planning their future, being honest about their sin, and simply getting through the decade of their 20’s.