Born to be Wild – About Him

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“God did not save you to tame you.” from Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere

I was born to be wild.  I believed that in the core of my being.  I embraced my wildness to the detriment of all who loved me.

Believing this lie limited me from experiencing healthy and lasting relationships.  Believing this lie kept me from pursuing the abundant life offered by Christ.

I grew up in a Christian home.  My mom followed Jesus with passion and trained me in His ways.  I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was eight.  I read my Bible and went to Sunday school and youth group.

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Saved by the Great Truth Teller

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The first 35 years of my life were spent telling lies, believing lies and living lies.

As a young teen, I was sexually abused by my coach. I lied to my parents so I could spend all my free time with my coach. I lied to cover up what was going on. I lied to myself, believing that since I “willingly participated” in the sexual stuff, that it was “normal.” It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to understand I was abused.

I couldn’t deal with the pain of the abuse so I believed the lie that alcohol would fix it. I lied to myself about my drinking. I lied to my family when I left my southern roots for California. I believed lies when a friend told me cocaine wouldn’t hurt me…just this once. I lied about my subsequent addictions.

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