Secrets: we all have them.
We call them the “skeletons in our closet” of life. They stir shame, guilt, emotions that we can’t control or label.
We’re afraid of “what others will think” if our secrets are exposed. The skeleton is a great metaphor: we feel naked to the core.
But when we speak it? It loses its grip. Its power diminishes. We are mobilized toward freedom. We can overcome!
The most amazing thing about sharing our story is the discovery that we are not and were never alone. Though we feel like we are the only one, we uncover the truth that EVERY one has a secret, a story; and often, our stories have a common theme.
We are WOVEN into a tapestry. Threads of our past intertwine, provide common ground for conversation, for understanding our present situations. As we weave our tales and share our journeys, hope is awakened, freedom comes to light, healing is in sight.
I’m inspired by you. I pray you are inspired by me. I don’t know what you’re specific situation is, but because of my life situations, I can empathize with you.
This weekend, I’m both humbled and exalted for this opportunity to speak on behalf of victims of sexual abuse. As strange as it seems, I’m excited to share my Secrets, the skeletons in my closet, to bare my soul in hopes that we can connect on a deep level, that I can adequately communicate the route to freedom.
I hope you’re able to join us!
Thanks to Lisa Bishop and Relevant Church for their hard work in providing this event. Please pray for all the speakers/presenters and for those who attend.
*(See below for schedule and presenters).
Thanks so much~!