Surrender Story: Approval and the Eggplant

This year my goal is to share surrender stories, encouragement from myself and others that will encourage you to surrender the good, the bad, and—maybe one day—the chocolate. Last week Sarah Hamaker shared her story about parenting expectations. Alexis A. Goring let us in on her journey about surrendering refined sugar. My story is about letting go of people pleasing and approval. For those that know me now, they can’t…

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Sweet Surrender by Alexis A. Goring

Julie’s Note: Throughout 2016 I will have guest bloggers sharing their surrender stories. Today, Alexis A. Goring shares her sweet surrender. Sweet Surrender A guest post by Alexis A. Goring   Sugar. Refined sugar. It was my solace, my relief, my healing from emotional trauma.   Since age 16, sugar had been my source of healing from emotional trauma, my relief from mental stresses and a primary cause of weight…

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A Sweet Weekly Encouragement Just for You

Is there anything better than encouragement? Okay, chocolate is definitely on the list. Well, I’ve done a lot of praying this last quarter on what specific things could I be doing to reach the most people with the message I believe God has me to share. The message? Simply, Surrender Issues and Chocolate. What do I mean? I believe people find freedom when they surrender. That was the one quote…

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Heart Overflowing with Gratitude by Tracy Ruckman

Heart Overflowing with Gratitude by Tracy Ruckman   My heart overflows with gratitude this year for so many reasons. Yes, it’s been another difficult year – broken relationships, financial struggles, health concerns, new work schedules, new school schedules, dealing with mental illness of loved ones, death of loved ones, car troubles, watching the world get darker by the second. But in the midst of all those negatives, God has been…

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Sabbath Sunday: Be a Firework

  Sabbath Sunday–where I share an amateur nature(ish) picture and a few thoughts on God’s love for you. Those oohs and ahhs aren’t just for fireworks. Freedom isn’t just for Americans. My story, in part, is about surrendering fear and what others thought about me. That kind of peace has a price, but what a victory. Be colorful. Be a sight to behold. Let all of heaven ooh and ahhh…

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Sabbath Sunday: Be a Firework

  Sabbath Sunday–where I share an amateur nature(ish) picture and a few thoughts on God’s love for you. Those oohs and ahhs aren’t just for fireworks. Freedom isn’t just for Americans. My story, in part, is about surrendering fear and what others thought about me. That kind of peace has a price, but what a victory. Be colorful. Be a sight to behold. Let all of heaven ooh and ahhh…

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