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.”