No matter ones social sphere, whether it is cultural, familial, political or economical, everyone has experienced personal shame in one shape, form, or fashion. It is true. Both in our public vocations and private relationships, we have experienced disrepute, despair, depression, disease or dysfunction. Quite frankly, we hide our shame. We hide the personal failures that afflict our conscious. However, while these life experiences often blindside us they should not determine our final lot in life. There is a way back from shame! If we can tap into the Word of God and the multiplicity of life illustrations that it offers we can overcome our shameful circumstances and walk in the newness of life that God desires for each and every one of us.