We just ended our #31DaysWithoutShame series- woo hoo! Thank you soooo much for going on that journey with me. I certainly hope you were encouraged. (Be sure to go to the email preferences and choose to receive all blog posts.) 

My next New Year’s resolution is to be more intentional about my prayer life–so, starting next week, I’ll be sending out some thoughts on prayer from myself and from other women I really admire. In the meantime, I’d love to know how I can pray for you. Feel free to message me or comment below. 

Before we kick off that series, I’m over at The Mudroom this week for their series on vocation. Here’s a sneak peek:

I write about vocation in my book Overcomer: Breaking Down the Walls of Shame and Rebuilding your Soul (Zondervan 2015), and the difficulty about the topic—for those who have spent years shrouded in shame or other emotional pain— is that it doesn’t seem possible that God could have designed you for something, especially when you’ve been dealt your fair share of tragedy. When we experience shame (that feeling of “not enoughness”), the agonizing emotion makes us question our ability to be a good enough anything—friend, date, spouse, parent, even child of God. And if we aren’t adequate in our own roles, how can God have actually called us to do something that involves ministering to others?

Shame may want us to believe that our brokenness, pain, or past disqualify us from being used by God. But the opposite is actually true. You have a contribution to make to the world and to others, because of what you’ve been through. It is because you have battled, because you have scars, because you have suffered that you have something to offer. If you have known shame and pain, there is no one more qualified than you to show the compassion of God to other hurting souls.

You can read the rest of the article here

And as always, may you live shamelessly!

Aubs

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