This week we are discussing the ways in which wounds and mistakes from our past threaten to harm us in the present and future. How can we let go of our past and make forward progress in our work and relationships? In what ways do past failures give us negative expectations for the future? How can we overcome our past so we can enjoy the present and build the future we want? I discuss 3 different aspects of our life that our past can affect:
1) Personal Relationships
We all bring baggage to our personal relationships and past wounds can set us up for insecurity and distrust.
Whether your work is that of a full time parent or homemaking or a professional career, we all have goals for our work. In what ways might your past be holding you back from setting and achieving important goals in your work?
3) Spiritual Life
Sometimes, because of past sins, we hold on to a sense of guilt and unworthiness, even if we know our sins have been forgiven. Of course we need the sacrament of confession, but we also can take steps toward recognizing the limitlessness of God’s mercy and forgiveness.
We talk this week with Mary Ellen Barrett, amor, writer, and homeschooling consultant. She helps us laugh at our mistakes in parenting and set realistic goals for raising good Catholic kids. You will love laughing along with us!
The Choice Wine Live (marriage conference I will be speaking at in Jacksonville, Florida, November 19)
My new book is available!
You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You