Freedom Stories

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Stories of women who have found hope and freedom through Christ and authentic community.

 

My African Year of Grieving – Laura’s Story

“GRIEF HAS A JOB, TAKES ITS OWN SWEET TIME, AND LEFT TO DO ITS WORK WILL LEAD THE GRIEVING TO A HEALTHY NEW CHAPTER.” 

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Rescued From the Life I Wanted – Paola’s Story

“NOTHING WILL SOBER YOU UP MORE THAN TO REALIZE YOU HAVE THE LIFE YOU WANTED, AND ITS EMPTINESS SWALLOWS YOU WHOLE.” 

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When My Singleness Held Me Back From Joy – Jessica’s Story

“THERE IS FREEDOM IN SURRENDER, FREEDOM IN CHOOSING JESUS AS MY JOY, FREEDOM TO LIVE FULLY, EVEN WITH UNFULFILLED DREAMS, EVEN IF THOSE DREAMS ARE NEVER FULFILLED.”

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The Muddy Middle – Thelma’s Story

“MY WOUNDED, HUNGRY HEART SLURPED UP THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE OF GOD’S NEARNESS, PRESENCE AND SAFETY. I HUNGERED FOR SAFETY. I CRAVED REFUGE. BUT COULD I TRUST HIM?”

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My True Idol – A Mother’s Story

“AND THEN I HEARD GOD’S CALM VOICE SAY, ‘HE IS YOUR IDOL, BUT HE IS MY CHILD.  LAY HIM AT MY FEET, SO THAT I MAY LIFT HIM UP AND HE WILL KNOW MY LOVE. NO ONE LOVES HIM MORE THAN I DO.’”

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Branded: Found and Freed in a Wild World – Kate’s Story

“SOFT-EYED, AND SOFT-PALMED; HE LIFTED ME AND BRANDED MY HEART WITH HIS NAME. HERE WAS MY PLACE. HERE, IN HIM, I FIND BELONGING.”

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Shattering the Mirrors- Heather’s Story

“I TRIED TO LOVE MYSELF. I REALLY DID, BUT I COULDN’T GET FREE OF COMPARING MYSELF TO OTHER WOMEN.”

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Free to be Carried in Grief- Rachel’s Story

“I FOUND FREEDOM IN NOT RUSHING INTO FINDING A LESSON, A LEARNING, OR A PURPOSE IN THE PAIN.”

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Uncharted Freedom- Jena’s Story

“GETTING OUT IN THE OPEN SEA, TOSSING OUR ANCHOR OF HOPE TO JESUS, AND TRUSTING HIM TO BE OUR GUIDE IS FAITH IN ACTION.”

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When the battle stands for more than food- Jana’s Story

“WHAT I LEARNED IS THAT GOD WANTS ME TO BE COMFORTED, BUT HE WANTS TO GIVE ME COMFORT HIMSELF.”

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Grace Came Dressed as a Friend- Sue’s Story

“WHEN THE EYES OF MY FRIEND LOOKED INTO MINE WITH COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING, I KNEW THE LOVING GAZE OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN.”

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The Blessing of Waiting for Healing- Jennie’s Story

“I WANTED MY HEALING TO BE IMMEDIATE; HE WANTED IT TO BE COMPLETE.”

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Never Enough- Elise’s Story

“WHEN HE PROMISES THAT ‘HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT’ FOR ME, WHAT HE MEANS IS NOT THAT HIS GRACE IS BARELY ENOUGH, BUT THAT HIS GRACE IS EXACTLY ENOUGH”

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How a tattoo reminds me of my freedom- My Story

“GENTLY, LOVINGLY, HE PATCHED MY WINGS. HE HELPED ME SHED THE WEIGHTS PINNING ME DOWN. HE STARTED TO HEAL ME FROM THE INSIDE OUT.”

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When You Don’t Want to Be Free- Amy’s Story

“HIS MASTERFUL PLAN FOR US EXTENDS THROUGH ANY CIRCUMSTANCE AND HEARTACHE. THROUGH ANY UNEXPECTED AND UNWANTED MOMENTS, GOD’S GOT US. HE WON’T LEAVE. HE WON’T WALK AWAY.”

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From Perfectionism to True Rest-Amie’s Story

“I DESPERATELY WANTED THE PEACE THAT COMES FROM KNOWING THAT IT WASN’T ALL UP TO ME.”

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Filtering Feelings Through the Lens of the Truth- Jen’s Story

“THERE IS A BEAUTIFUL FREEDOM IN BEING OKAY WITH MY FEELINGS, BUT NOT HAVING TO LIVE MY LIFE BY THEM.”

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No More Hiding- Pamela’s Story

“THERE’S NOT ONE THING WE CAN HIDE FROM GOD”

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Freedom in Progress- Katherine’s Story

“I KNOW THE DIRECTION TO GO IN CONTINUING TO SLOW DOWN TO LIVE LIFE PURPOSEFULLY, SIMPLY- BUT I’M STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PROCESS.”

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From Wrestling With God to Practicing His Presence- Patricia’s Story

“HE WAS ALWAYS ENOUGH. I JUST DIDN’T KNOW HIM. AND IF I CONFESS MY MOMENTS OF UNBELIEF, HE WILL BE ENOUGH FOR TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THE REST OF MY DAYS ON THIS EARTH.”

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Freedom in His Redeeming Love- Emily’s Story

“THE LORD BEGAN TO UPROOT THE EVIL LIES THAT HAD HELD ME CAPTIVE FOR SO LONG AND TO SEW NEW SEEDS OF THE FREEDOM FOUND IN HIS REDEEMING LOVE.”

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Freedom From Striving To Be Loved- Kathy’s Story

“BECAUSE GOD’S WORD POWERFULLY WASHES AWAY LIES, YOU CAN BE FREE FROM STRIVING TO BE LOVED.”

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Freedom From Gray Area Drinking- Saralyn’s Story

“I HAVE BEEN ALCOHOL FREE FOR OVER A YEAR NOW AND IT HAS BEEN THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE.”

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Freedom to Forgive- Crystal’s Story

“FREEDOM MEANT CHOOSING THE PATH OF FORGIVENESS, NO MATTER HOW HARD IT WAS, OR HOW LONG IT TOOK.”

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Freedom From My Mess- Michelle’s Story

“THE GRIP OF THE ENEMY ON OUR LIVES CAN BE TIGHT, BUT THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL IS STRONGER. HIS GRACE SHEDS LIGHT ON THE GREATEST DARKNESS WE CARRY.”

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Finding Freedom Through Sabbath Rest- Alexis’s Story

“THIS WEEKLY, INTENTIONAL, RHYTHMIC PRACTICE OF SABBATH REST SHOWED ITSELF TO BE NOT SIMPLY AN ABANDONMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES, BUT RATHER SPACE TO ORDER AND MAKE SENSE OF THEM.”

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Freedom to Find Hope in Suffering- Dr. Michelle’s Story

“JESUS CAME BECAUSE OF MY IMPERFECTION. IF I HAD BEEN PERFECT, I’D HAVE NO NEED FOR A PERFECT SAVIOR. IT ALLOWS ME TO EXTEND MORE GRACE TO OTHERS AS WELL.”

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Freedom to Forgive my Abuser- Taryn’s Freedom Story

“FORGIVENESS IS ALWAYS FOR YOU. WHETHER IT’S RECEIVING FORGIVENESS FOR OUR OWN SINS OR EXTENDING FORGIVENESS FOR THE SINS OF OTHERS, BOTH RELEASE US FROM THE PRISONS OF OUR PAST.”

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Freedom From Darkness- Kathryn’s Story

“WHATEVER IT IS YOU DO THIS YEAR, WHETHER YOU ALLOW ME TO STAY IN THIS OR COME OUT OF THIS, I WANT TO DO THIS WELL. I JUST WANT TO PRAISE YOU EVEN WHEN IT HURTS.”

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Only One Thing- Carly’s Freedom Story

“MY LIFE AND EVERYTHING IN IT CAN BE GONE IN A BLINK, BUT NOTHING AND NO ONE CAN SEPARATE ME FROM THE LOVE OF JESUS. IT IS WHO HE IS AND IT IS WHO I AM AND IT IS THE ONLY THING I CAN CLING TO. IT IS ALL I CAN COUNT ON.”

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Journey Through Infertility and Loss- Shawna’s Freedom Story

“GRIEF IS A HARD THING. LOSS IS A HARD THING. BUT, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IS NOT A HARD THING: GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU. I DIDN’T KNOCK DOWN THE DOOR TO LOOK FOR GOD. HE CAME LOOKING FOR ME. I WAS THE ONE SHEEP THAT WALKED AWAY, AND HE CAME TO FIND ME.”

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Free to be Loved- Lyndsie’s Freedom Story

“GOD DOESN’T COMPARE ME TO SOMEONE ELSE AND EXPECT ME TO BE BETTER. HE ONLY EXPECTS ME TO DO THE BEST WITH WHAT HE’S GIVEN ME.”

 

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