Have you ever felt forgotten by God or questioned His love for you in the midst of your pain?
On September 7, 2007 I was convicted of capital murder and sent to a maximum-security prison for “life without the possibility of parole.” I was convicted of the death of my son, a crime I did not commit. I started questioning everything! Fear consumed me! My five children were left without a mother, and Emma, my 7-month-old, was still nursing. I knew God was God and He was sovereign, but I couldn't grasp how He could love me and allow all of this to happen. How could I have faith that He had good plans even when my world had turned upside down?
My physical freedom had been taken away, But God had plans to use this to bring freedom to so many more. On May 10th 2017, I was finally declared actually innocent! Satan thought he had brought only tragedy. But God has turned this tragedy into so much more! He began a ministry while I was still inside prison. I stand amazed at how He touched lives then and continues to change many through His testimony of faithfulness! But and only God! He touches the world with His love!
This workshop will explore how God is still in control even in the most difficult circumstances.
God’s love is perfect and His plans for you are good! There may be times when life seems out of control. But God in His faithfulness will carry us through and work all things out for good. When we put Jesus between us and our fears, putting our trust in Him, we find freedom not just for ourselves, but help others find it as well.
There is no fear in love: instead, perfect love drives out fear... 1 John 4:18a
Have you ever heard a man preach about “Women and Their Emotions”? Where do emotions stand in our Christian life? Do we follow them, like a Hallmark movie—“What does your HEART say?” Or do we deny them, and act like a robot? Do we freeze feelings and be logical? Have you ever had a man accuse you of “being too emotional”?
But God created His women with Emotions. He also gives a lot of directions in the Bible about how to live with those Emotions, and still glorify Him.
Shame is a voice we know all too well. We hear it so often, it becomes the soundtrack to our life. Shame can come from outside of us—if we are sinned against. Or it comes from the inside—if we feel like we can’t do anything right. Shame lives in the dark and it will not go away on its own.
Shame takes 3 forms:
But here’s the good news! Jesus took on shame—in all 3 forms—on the cross:
Because Jesus has overcome shame, He made a way for us to as well. But we have to look at shame, (which is painful and difficult at first), then understand what to look for and how to recognize it.
God has been teaching me how to listen for His voice, and say no to the voice of shame, and I will share these tools with you. Come and learn how to say “NO” to shame in your life! Find hope from God’s Word! Begin to live fully in the knowledge that you are accepted, covered and clean in Jesus!
Hebrews 12:2 - For the joy set before [Jesus] He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Have the ideas of a performance-driven world seeped into your relationship with God?
Do you try to please God and earn His approval by your performance?
Do you consider some days a success and some a failure?
Get off the roller coaster of working harder—rest in the finished work of the cross. In this workshop we will explore God's grace—His generous riches, unmerited favor and unconditional love. These gifts don't stop at salvation but empower us for victory in the Christian walk. Whether you feel discouraged and weak from a besetting sin, a weight that hinders you, or weary in waiting on God, His Grace is your answer. We will look to Scripture to understand and apply the role of Grace in:
Join me for my workshop Resting In God’s Grace and learn to rest and enjoy your walk with Jesus.