Category Forgiveness

Guest Post: From the Pit to the Pulpit by Emily Rose Massey

Emily Rose MasseyPsalm 40

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

“You are NEVER too far gone for God to use you!” I want to shout from the rooftops almost on a daily basis.

As someone who has experienced the radical love and grace of my Heavenly Father, I want to break the lie over others that they have seriously disappointed God because they have lived less than a holy standard...

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The Fraudulent Waters of Baptism

By Crystal Renaud

When I was in the throes of my addiction to pornography, it was very important to me that I appeared like I had everything together. That my life wasn’t run by my flesh, but that I loved God so much that every move I made and every word I spoke reflected Him. But in striving to do this, I skipped steps of faith and even lied to keep up the appearance.

Take my baptism, for example.

I was fifteen years old and had just started attending a new church with my mom. I found myself at youth group at the invitation of a high school friend where the message of the evening was about baptism. It was your typical baptism talk on how the next step for a believer was to publicly profess their faith decision.

But what I heard was if I did this baptism thingy, then it would prove that...

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Guest Post: Keys to Forgiveness by Renee Fisher (and Giveaway)

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Five Keys to Forgiveness
Renee Fisher

I’m here to tell you that you need to let it go. Forgiveness is key.

Maybe your fears are right–maybe you’re not good or strong enough to forgive. But God is. Instead of indulging in your fears and hesitation any longer, choose reconciliation over despair, forgiveness over hatred, and freedom over bitterness. Jesus stands there waiting to help you take that first step of faith over the past.

Let Him help you take away your number-one fear. Because, believe it or not, you can forgive!

Here are 5 keys to help you process through any unforgiveness in your life.

1. Forgiveness is personal.

It can feel like you’re rippin...

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Absolutely Everything About WHOLE Women’s Conference…

WHOLE Women’s Conference is a division of WHOLE Women Ministries and Dirty Girls Ministries. This is a unique conference experience designed to bring awareness to the many areas plaguing the hearts of women today in order to provide help, hope and healing.

What makes WHOLE 2013 unique is it will be ONLINE and basic registration is FREE. And the All Access Pass is just $25 (for which you’ll receive the entire conference on DVD).

The conference will also air twice. First, to North American time zones and second to reach our audiences internationally. Full conference details below!

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*NORTH AMERICA—REGISTER*
Saturday, September 7 from 10am-5pm CST. In addition to the main event, we’re holding a special pre-conference girls night (also entirely online) for ...

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Mentoring in the Church

I was honored to be asked about a month ago to write a guest post for Tyler Braun’s blog series, “Mentoring in the Church“.

Today my post is up and I share about a tough lesson I learned from one of my own mentors a few years ago. How mentorship is not about being perfect, but about meeting the need in front of you.

CHECK IT OUT

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15-Day Identity Challenge

Check out the 15-Day Identity Challenge (who you are in Christ) on our forum (under Resources & Encouragement). Rediscover who you really are in Christ, not who you have been made to believe you are by your actions or what others have said you are…

Accept the Challenge Now

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