• freedom stories

    How a tattoo reminds me of freedom- Heather’s Story

    Yesterday, I celebrated my 31st birthday. This week I’ve been reflecting a lot on my 30th year, and the amazing healing, hope, and freedom I now cherish. So this week… I’m sharing my own Freedom Story. A story about my 30th birthday and the significance of a tattoo. In many ways, this is part of my heart for this series. I’m grateful to celebrate with you here. Tattoo Parlors and a Birthday Present This wasn’t an impulse decision. It was an intentional, prayerful choice. For my 30th birthday, I decided it was time to seal my freedom as a reminder to myself. Last December, I planned a trip to Baltimore…

  • freedom stories

    Never Enough- Elise’s Story

    If you have ever struggled with the lie or insecurity that you are not enough, my friend Elise has some encouragement and TRUTH to offer you. I love her honesty about how she wrestled through that, and also the powerful way that God spoke directly to her heart. She is passionate about sharing that message with others now, and even wrote a book about it! I’m so excited to share her words about freedom with you today.  This is Elise’s Freedom Story. My Freedom Story began with a book – a book I knew I was supposed to write.  The Spirit had been gently nudging, or maybe more like persistently…

  • faith,  redemption,  spoken word

    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 meantime, know that even in this broken world, redemption is coming.  …Once upon a time, there was a tiny little bird. He was young and hopeful, but oh so tiny! The tiny bird often looked out to the big, strong birds and wished he could soar like them. The expanse of sky beyond his tiny…