Two for Tuesday – Shame, Cutting and the Gospel

Two for Tuesday:
1. Going for Blood by Ed Welch – The pain and the shame we carry can be unbearable at times, and many people take refuge in cutting in order to cope. Ed Welch recounts the struggles of a young lady he counsels and how the blood of Jesus is setting her free.
2. Jesus Over Shame by Jen Smidt – Shame is a close companion to all of us. Shame over our sins and failure. Shame from sins committed against us. But Jesus doesn’t deal in shame. His love and grace triumph over it.