Tag Archives: Freedom

New Podcast with Amber Newberry

 

I am honored to share this conversation with you!

Amber Newberry and I met through Holy Yoga.  She is the founder of www.beautifulandbeloved.com where she offers many different modalities of inspiration and healing for women including videos, writings, a shop, essential oils and Holy Yoga,  all designed as resources for women, to remind them that they are beautiful and beloved.

I am so grateful to Amber for sharing her story here.  She shares her experience with sexual assault and a rape as a teenager that led to an abortion.  Amber recalls feeling unworthy until she heard the Gospel for the first time and realized God loves her.  This began her journey of healing.  Now, she embraces her calling to be a “wounded healer” and help others find freedom.

Amber and I hope and pray that this conversation blesses you and that no matter what kind of trauma and life experience you have been through, you are not alone.  You are worthy of God’s grace and healing. You are beautiful and you are beloved.

Click on picture above to hear podcast on Sound Cloud

or tune in on iTunes here:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/amber-newberry-beautifulandbeloved-com/id1150494810?i=1000389750625&mt=2

You can find Amber on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/beautifulandbeloved/

 

Chatting with Brooke Boon – Founder of Holy Yoga!

 

Today on the podcast, I’m talking to Brooke Boon.  Brooke is the founder of Holy Yoga.  Holy Yoga is an international ministry and is having it’s 10 year anniversary this fall! Holy Yoga exists to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth through the modality of yoga. I am a trained Holy Yoga teacher and I’ve gone through several of their training programs and they are amazing!

I’m excited to share our conversation with you!  Brooke is a lover of the Word and she is a gifted Bible teacher. She is filled with a love of the Lord and a true understanding of grace borne of her own experience.  Brooke is honest and authentic and her words inspire and encourage many! She is my friend and one of the people who has influenced my walk with the Lord greatly.  I’m so grateful Brooke said YES! to her calling because her YES! directly impacted my life and journey with God.

 

This podcast is on both Sound Cloud (under Great Big YES!) and iTunes (Great Big YES!) and it helps me SO MUCH if you head over to iTunes and write a review or give it a rating.  iTunes podcasts can be found if you go to the podcast app on your phone (it’s purple and comes loaded on the iPhone) and click search and enter in Great Big YES. Also, if you like this podcast, please share on Facebook and/or twitter. If you need help accessing the podcast, comment here and I’ll walk you through it.  It is a new medium for several of us and I’d love to teach you more about it! 

The Mirror Moment

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I don’t know anymore.

I hear them say the country is going to hell in a hand basket. And I think but God…

I listen to reports of protesting and fear and anger. People imagining a particular outcome is certain doom. And I think but God….

I hear of church corruption and abuse and people hurt by those they trusted for guidance. And I think but God…

I learn about sex trafficking and horrible dark crimes happening on the sunny streets near me. And I think but God…

We can wrap ourselves in anxiety and agree to be victims. We can get worked up and forget that we belong to each other. We can dehumanize others so we can easily hate and call it just. But God…

God says we are victorious. He says we are beloved. He assures us we are enough. He implores us to not be afraid. He tells us to be bold and courageous and kind.

Jesus teaches us to love our neighbor as ourself.

So first, love yourself. Call yourself worthy. Look in the mirror. Take a good long look and get right with that person. Hurt people hurt people. Heal your hurt. Invite the Lord in to minister to your heart. Get free.

Listen to the soft whisper of grace and dance in the cool breeze of freedom. Then don’t forget it. Return to the well for Living Water. Every day. Every minute. You will need it. Drench yourself in the Spirit of God. Stay free.

Remember that every single soul on earth needs that same mirror moment. Trump. Sanders. Clinton. Cruz. Rubio. Kasich. Just like you. And the supporters of all of them. They are not the devil. They are human. They need God. They long for Hope. They hunger for peace. Offer peace. And kindness and grace. Offer to others what you have been so freely given.

We can’t see God’s actual hand of protection and love and provision in these political discussions but we can see and hear YOU. How are you representing that soft whisper of grace and that cool breeze of freedom?

Don’t just talk about what you want. Be what you want. Show others what’s possible. No fear. Just love. We need you. Go ahead…Lead.

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