When a Father Wound Defines You

By scottsauls | June 18, 2017

  I have said it before and I will say it again. I am comforted—deeply so—by the fact that God put so many misfits and insecure people in the Bible and then accomplished beautiful things through their lives. The ancient Jewish patriarch, Jacob, is one of these people. Jacob was haunted by insecurity and self-doubt, […]

Reducing the Volume on Our Shame

By scottsauls | June 13, 2017

In a moment of transparency, Mariah Carey, one of the most successful artists in the history of pop music, said in an interview that if she hears a thousand words of praise and one word of criticism, that one criticism will eliminate the thousand praises in her mind. Can you identify with this dilemma? I […]

Cheer Up! You’re Worse (and Better Off) than You Think

By scottsauls | June 3, 2017

  For most honest Christians, becoming like Jesus Christ—or what Scripture calls sanctification—can be a supremely anticlimactic process. No matter how much better we become over time, no matter how much more loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled we are this year compared to last year (Galatians 5:22-23), we never progress […]