My Story “If I told you my story, you would hear Hope that wouldn’t let go. And if I told you my story, you would hear Love that never gave up. And If I told you my story, you would hear Life, but it wasn’t mine. If I should speak, then let it be of the grace that is greater than all my sin. Of when justice was served and where mercy wins. Of the kindness of Jesus that draws me in. Oh to tell you my story is to tell of Him. This is […]
Aware and Unaware
I can’t recall when I first knew there was a God and that He had a Son. I really can’t recall a point in which I didn’t know. He just was. As long as I’ve known life, I have known He was there, but despite that awareness, I was very much unaware of my own personal need for Him. In my twelve-year-old, freckled faced awkwardness another awareness came. It wasn’t an awareness of His existence, but an awareness of a struggle. It was strong and I can still feel the battle that was going […]
God brought me to the end of ME!
My name is Audrey Williams. I am a 56 year old pastor’s wife of 36 years, a mother of 4 grown children and we have 12 grand children ranging from ages 16 to 9 weeks. We live in South East Texas where my husband has been the pastor of Pioneer Baptist Church for going on 14 years. I started a little business making picture frames and signs just because I enjoy doing it! I was born to parents who were both unbelievers and grew up in South Carolina where we attended a Methodist church. After […]
Was I Really a Christian? Or Just on a Hamster Wheel?
Have you ever heard the saying, “Rules without relationship equals rebellion”? It’s often applied to a parent-child relationship, but it was the essence of my early Christian life. My God was “my God” because He was my parents’ God; It was by default. My view of God was all about the God who would send me to hell if I didn’t do right. If I hadn’t arrived on earth with the family I was born into, my childhood and teenage years would have been a different story. I wanted to do what I wanted, but […]
Jesus Wanted My Worst
My name is Rory Holbrook and this is a bit about me and how my life has been deeply impacted by Jesus. I began playing violin at the age of nine in a public school program and made it into college earning a music scholarship, primarily self taught. I played for all the wrong reasons and eventually quit, maybe playing a couple times a year casually. This is important because God had given me this amazing gift of music that I threw away, I killed it, buried it far away and worked to forget it. He had other […]
Tour of Testimonies 2016
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. (Revelation 12:10-11 NKJV, emphasis mine) “…they did not love their own lives to the death.” It’s not easy to share one’s testimony. When […]
Tour of Testimonies Wraps Up
Wow! Have you been following the tour of testimonies? If you haven’t or if you missed any of them, be sure to read all of these amazing stories. God is good, and once you read these testimonies you can’t deny it! Which testimony struck a chord with you? Can you relate to any of them? I’d love to hear how these testimonies blessed or inspired you. Please feel free to leave a comment. Better yet, let the guest writers know how their stories touched you. It takes courage and a certain amount of vulnerability to share as […]
Help me, LORD!
by Rosie Keenan “Help me, LORD!” I pray this now and often. I hesitate to type this up, because I have so many ways I could proceed and so much past to pull from. So, I pray again, help me LORD! I have found that God is faithful. He is good and his grace is enough. In my weakness he is made strong. I have been made by him and am loved by him. I am a trophy of his grace and love. I do not deserve this life that he has gifted me. I […]
Death Precedes Resurrection
by Amanda Conquers I cringe when I go into the doctor and get asked how many pregnancies I’ve had. It’s hard to spit out the bare-naked medical facts of your life that have very complicated emotions behind them. I would much rather just talk about the easy stuff. Two healthy kids. One baby on the way, due July. But my raw medical history is that I have had 8 pregnancies total. Five failed pregnancies. Those numbers lead to those awkward silences or condolences or me feeling this overwhelming need to overexplain. Miscarriage is just hard […]
He’s Been There…ALL Along!
by Renee Noseworthy I was born into a traditional Anglican (Episcopal) family, where I was the “baby.” My sister and brother were both in their teen years when I was born. My parents thought they were done with the child raising stage of their lives, but God had other plans for them. I’ve never had any reason to feel unwanted or unloved by my family as I have always been lovingly nicknamed, “a surprise package.” My arrival was the first shock to my family, but not the last. I was born with Spina Bifida, which […]