Redemption Story – A spoken word piece

I originally shared this as a spoken word piece at my church’s Storyteller event. I came across it today and thought it might speak to someone in this form, here. Soon I hope to record a few of these pieces so you can hear the way these words sound in my head 😉 In the…

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The Unworthy/Unlovable Lie

THE LIES: Elementary school. That was the first time I had that feeling of not fitting in. Specifically, third grade. I was tall and lanky with glasses and a bad underbite. I was shy and wanted to fit in with the group of girls who had emerged as “popular.” I remember feeling embarrassed on the…

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I am clean, I am made new

In this identity series, I will tell you a story of my own struggle with a particular lie/old identity, and then the Scriptures and prayers I’ve used to re-claim a new identity in Christ. Read the intro here.  I thought I was…. (here are the lies I wrestled with): Unclean, dirty, impure, shameful, destined to…

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What does God think about OCD?

– I- Chipped Paint You have searched me, Lord, and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. This week, I sat on a familiar couch across from the…

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Faith Like a Mustard Seed

“If you had faith even as small as a tiny mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would go far away. Nothing would be impossible.’” [Matthew 17:20]   I pray for a mustard seed for you. For you to know these mountains can be moved. When hopelessness comes in like a…

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From Fear to Peace

Ya’ll. Let me tell you something. About a month ago, I felt a pressing on my heart to share about my journey with fear. And then the funny thing is, the FEAR took over again (as it does, when we let it). Loud thoughts and insecurities paralyzed me. I suddenly became engulfed with fear–how am…

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Weekly Prayers: It Is Well

  Have you ever sang the song “It Is Well With My Soul” when your soul did not feel well?   On the days that that phrase rings true, we can say it as a declaration with peaceful truth and confidence– Yes! Amen! It IS well.   But here’s the thing… most days, inner peace…

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Fill Up My Empty

A few months ago during a sermon, one of our pastors shared the following quote that really resonated with me:   “The young man who rings the bell at the brothel is unconsciously looking for God.” -Bruce Marshall, The World, The Flesh, and Father Smith   Tim shared this quote to support the idea that…

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