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  • family
    Parenting 101: how to be a parent when you can't know everything
    Every day, parents struggle with things they don't know, things they can't control and things they can't predict. Parenting can get crazy frustrating, not to mention outright scary. Parenthood regularly forces parents to find a way...
  • Praying Man
    What does the Lord require of you?
    Some of us are acutely aware of the shortcomings, failures, and inadequacies in our lives. When the Holy Spirit is working on our consciences, we also become aware of our guilt in the eyes of God. The Bible says that, “…all have...
  • Don't get caught up in the mess of life.
    Awakening to our suffering, the transformation of truth in our lives
    A man who has been unfaithful to his wife contacted this column last week. He was distraught and in extreme pain. His circumstances brought him to a place of darkness, one many of us have felt most likely at least one in our lives. He wallowed in...
  • Let go of regret, remorse, and guilt from the past
    Let go of regret, remorse, and guilt from the past
    Regret, remorse, and guilt are a part of life. As humans, mistakes happen. They may be totally unintentional; but, they may still occur at times. Maybe it was a statement that was made in a moment of anger, an impolite reaction to an unpleasant...
  •  Disseminated Guilt
    Disseminated Guilt
    Sometimes, we lie down at night, filled with an unanswerable longing to be at peace, resolve and or, at the very least, come to some sort of meaningful understanding (acceptance) with our lives. We could go as far as to say we want: forgiveness....
  • no fear
    Parenting 101: fear, doubt and panic optional
    Fear - Doubt - Guilt - Uncertainty are all a mixed bag that sabotage everyday parenting interactions. Fear for imminent danger, like tigers in your bedroom, is "real". In those cases, stewing about the fear is not a good idea. It's...
  • The reversed star card
    The reversed star tarot card: Obligation and guilt
    When we look at the star card of tarot in the upright position we think of somebody who is absolutely living their truth. Here is somebody who is has found what it is they enjoy doing in life and they are doing it with passion and gusto. To be in...
  • All My Belongings
    Cynthia Ruchti's New Novel Explores Overcoming Grief and Guilt
    Some people are raised by doting parents in a loving home where they have a safe place to grow, to belong. Others come from homes broken by an absentee parent, hurtful words, regrets, promises not kept or a myriad of other sins. In All My...
  • Shamed into a good person
    Shamed into a good person
    When you think back to your childhood, do you recall social conditioning, stemming from consequences, such as statements like, “Shame on you?”If you grew up being shamed into a “good person” it is probable you are suffering...
  • Guilt Trap
    The goal guilt trap and how to escape it
    As January creeps toward a close, many people are experiencing the same feeling: guilt. Are you feeling guilty for not taking enough action toward your New Year’s Resolutions? Are you beating yourself up for falling off whatever wagon you...
  • When will we get there?
    When will we get there?
    Remember when we were kids anticipating Christmas - whether it was shopping and wrapping gifts for others or sitting on Santa's knee and trying to remember all the things we'd written on the list that was mailed to him - we were counting...
  • Deep Ocean Depths
    Psalm 139 meditation: the God who is always with us
    Life, even at its best, can be a challenge. For some, it is more than a challenge; it overwhelms. Sometimes we may feel all alone facing our problems, but Psalm 139 tells us God is always with us. The writer of the Psalm, King David, of ancient...
  • guilt
    Is guilt really a "useless emotion"?
    In a previous post discussing the differences between shame and guilt, I defined guilt as the “feeling that we have done, thought, or felt something that is not allowed.” Basically, guilt is what happens when we feel we have done...
  • Iyanla and Oprah Letting go of guilt
    Iyanla and Oprah Letting go of guilt
    A miracle of enormous proportions is an experience of trusting yourself. There is a tiny feeling, a small voice, an inner knowing that will always tell you what you need to know. Trusting yourself to love and be loved or knowing your own truth....
  • Crime, Guilt, Justice And Verdict
    Crime, Guilt, Justice And Verdict
    The nation seems to be bubbling up its discontent with the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin - a young, unarmed black kid.In a land where justice is executed on the basis of accepted conventions, what remains is...
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