My head has been racing with material to write on the blog. I figured before all else, I should get my testimony out there. This one has been a hard one for me to let go of and put it out here publically for a couple of reasons. 1) For obvious reasons...I'm out there...my sin, my shame, but His mercy and forgiveness come through 2) I feel that testimonies are more powerful when spoken...one would get to see the emotions and brokenness that comes with it. After thinking and praying about it, I still feel it is necessary and it will still be powerful I hope...it's done. To make it more effective and further humiliate...(clearing throat)...I mean glorify God, I also included some lovely pictures of me as a child, youth, teen, and young adult. I decided to leave it as a page on my blog (link on the right hand side)...that way I can change it as needed. I took the document that I presented when I gave my testimony last year and combined it with the material that I used and spoke on at the "Beauty From the Inside Out" conference and there we have it. A big, fat, juicy testimony!
You probably know by now that I am full of disclaimers and often repeat myself. This is just to make sure I am being clear...and that I have 2 legs to stand on if something were to ever come back and attack me. I know I have readers out there that really don't understand where this is all coming from. I tried to explain it in my very first post but the testimony should help answer that. And just because I have felt called to do these things or live this way, does not mean I feel everyone else must too. One of the biggest things Christians are criticized for is being hypocritical and judgemental. If I could somehow close the gap on that criticism, I hope to. I want you to know that judging is never my intent and if someone thought I was, I would want to be called on it. For me personally, this where I want my life to be and I still want to be friends with you, even if you aren't in the same place as me. Okay? Good. So those of you who have been ingoring me and not keeping in touch, please do. I miss you!
Oh, and remember the actual "Testimony" is on the right hand side under page links. Click on the link to "my testimony" and read away. It is rather long so feel free to skip it if you don't have time! :) You can leave comments about it here if you want (I am not sure if you can leave comments to pages). If you have any questions about any of it, feel free to ask! I'm an open book now!
Okay...so disclaimer time...I'll use the one I used before:
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