Talking to large groups of women gives me the extraordinary opportunity to share the unbelievable ways in which God has shown up in my life. Making much of Him is so easy – and it has become a delight. I’m a why girl and a truth teller, and I’m not much for pretense – so I love to talk about real stuff. I mean down and dirty “stuff you’d rather hide” real stuff – and I’m convinced that our flaws and frailties are the glue that can make us stronger and more powerful together IF we’re willing to be vulnerable and authentic with each other.
Taken from the passage in Hosea 2:14-23 where the prophet writes, “And there I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor (Trouble) a door of hope.” This is my testimony of God’s faithfulness in the darkest valley of my life. It’s a story about how a good girl tries to do good things and expects life to be…well, good. But life and love take an ugly turn and I find myself in a heap of trouble. In the end, God shows His powerful and protective love for me by rescuing me from a situation that very likely would’ve cost me my life. Throughout it all He proved Himself to truly “be my Husband and no longer just my Master.”
This is our adoption testimony – of how God is Lord over the 1/10th of 1%, how He can make miracles happen in the most unlikely ways, and how He moves heaven and earth to give us a hope and a future – that included our curious, funny bunny, empathic, creative, kind-hearted wonder of a daughter, Ellie.
The voice in our heads, the voice of the Accuser and the voice of the Father. We take a look at how we’re entrapped by the voice of comparison in our heads and have become experts at playing to the mirrors – looking to the people around us to show us our reflection. We expose the all-too-familiar lies of the Accuser and how he uses fear, shame and frustration to get us to make unwise choices. But most importantly, we celebrate how our Good Father exposes our inner brokenness as an invitation to healing because God has a way of resurrecting dead things.
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