The Grace Parade is such a beautiful picture of what God does in our lives. We can't wait to share this week's episode with you.
On today's show, we have special guest, Janell Rardon joining us. Her new book, "Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You." is a must read. Listen in and find out why.
The Power of Sharing Our Stories- speaking healing words to your future. How we can move through lives with positive assertiveness. (Pg 138- Tool 5, Stronger Every Day: 9 Tools for an Emotionally Healthy You by Janell Rardon)
Janell shares a beautiful story of moving beyond the sting of shame into the life God had designed for her.
There is freedom waiting for us on the other side of sharing our stories.
She is clothes in strength and dignity. Psalm 31:25
POWERFUL REGRET QUOTE
“Regret is a short, evocative and achingly beautiful word: an elegy to lost possibilities …To admit regret is to understand that we are fallible - that there are powers beyond us… fully experienced, it turns our eyes, attentive and alert, to a future possibly lived better than our past." ~ David Whyte, poet
Walk of shame turned into a walk of grace.
No smell of fire on you. (Daniel 3:36-37) When we turn our lives over to God, there comes a point where we are so removed from our past and our sin that others won't believe who we were because now they see WHO WE WERE MEANT TO BE IN CHRIST.
PIVOTAL POINT IN BOOK- discusses the Game of Thrones
Season 5 Finale- If you've experienced shame, it will ring a bell for you. While the LIAR calls, "shame, shame, shame...." Jesus' voice affirms your true identity in Christ, This is a powerful scene and you won't want to miss Janell's insight.
Book Recommendation from Janell:
The Soul of Shame Dr. Curt Thompson
We all have a shame attendant. We like to call him, LIAR, because that's exactly what he's does. Our enemy is hellbent on lying to us. Yet, Jesus wants to speak Truth over us because that is Who He is. The Way, The Truth, The Life!
THE GRACE PARADE
Now, God walks behind us and before us saying, “GRACE, GRACE!”
We can be stronger every day because of He who is in us. (1 John 4:4)
Look for this Affirmation in the book: Shame Shake Off-
Father, you are a God who sends a parade of grace before us. Thank you for making us stronger every day! Amen.
A Jesus encounter changes everything. - page 142, Stronger Every Day by Janell Rardon
We are all on a journey. Healing doesn’t happen in isolation. We need to be with one another and encourage one another.
Janell is a Life Coach, Author, and Therapist. She lives in VA with her husband. Her website is a wealth of information. We can't encourage you enough to go check it out. (You are welcome ;) )
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Yes, listeners...You are stronger than you know! We love meeting you right here each week! Go courageously & Live victoriously!
Amy Elaine & LaTan