WHAT IS SPEAK BELOVED?
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I used to have all the answers, and it felt great. I was really good at describing what went on behind the scenes. Figuring out how things work. Mature for my age. Wise. Curious. I was the one you came to when you needed an answer, when you wanted to know the why and...read more
What are you waiting for, what is the thing that you need to truly be set free? We're all held back in different areas of our lives. Waiting, hoping, praying and manipulating to get the thing that sets us free. You can see it, picture it - finally getting ____ will...read more
There's a lot of unknowns in this life. And I don't know about you, but I'm a planner. I like steps and manuals and instructions. I love a good spreadsheet and I thrive with rules. Calendars, checklists and integrated technology make my heart skip a beat. But those...read more
People love stories. It's the oldest form of teaching, stories through song and word, picture and action, told to every new generation. Meant to teach, to impart wisdom, and to remind every child that they too have a place in a larger story. Our Holy Bible is a book...read more
We love easy answers, and we love to explain away our problems as "seasons". But we cross the line into dangerous territory when we lump God into that easy answer. When we start to believe that God withdraws from us for a season, or that He is less affectionate or...read more
Slavery is an awful thing. At it's very core, it's an attempt to devalue an invaluable human life. Slavery does two things - it removes the freedom of the person, and it's also a vehicle for abuse and violence towards that same person. I've never been exposed to...read more
It's time to talk about anxiety. I know, it's not a sexy subject. It's not proper, or of-the-moment, or polite conversation. And I'm broadcasting from the great land of Canada, where polite is our middle name. But Beloved, it's time. Anxiety is the thing that God...read more
We all need redeeming. The further you get on your journey in this life, the more you see the need for it. Brokenness is all around. It's in families, it's in churches, it's in bodies and friendships and histories. No matter how good your...read more
You know that voice in your head? The one that's a little too familiar, a little too loud? It sounds something like this "You are too _____!" I'm not going to fill in your blank because it's different for each of us. Maybe someone has said...read more