Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tea and Testimony

Some things I'm pretty comfortable with. For example, blogging. I like writing....a lot. It's actually like therapy for me. Other things, like standing in front of a room of amazing woman and sharing my life story make me less comfortable. I actually get totally freaked out. Cold hands, shaky voice, fears of fainting of throwing up or many other embarrassing things come over me. But, I did it anyway! I shared my testimony this morning at my MOPS group and it felt GOOD. Like, I'd totally do it all over again!

I'm not going to share my entire testimony here on my blog becauseI don't feel called to do that right now. What I will say is this..........
If you ever get the opportunity to share your testimony, I'd encourage you to jump on it. Even if you don't get asked, I challenge you to take some time and write down what YOUR story is. I spent a few nights writing out 5 pages of my story and it really made me think about what I've done wrong, how I've messed up and then, how God has FORGIVEN me.

Standing in front of a room of women and sharing some of my darkest times wasn't easy but, it was freeing. I want everyone to know that know matter what they've done and how many times they've messed up, they are still worthy of love. While I typed out my story, I listed to two songs on repeat. These songs speak so much to me and I'd like to share them here. 

"Desert Song" says that "all of my life, in EVERY season, you are still God. I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship". Those words are so powerful and they've helped bring me through some hard moments!

The second song I shared was "You love me anyway" by Sidewalk Prophets. This song has spoken to me so much, reminding me that no matter what I've done, I am still loved! Jesus is always there, waiting to forgive us and all we need to do is ask. I love that!


  1. That's awesome, Angela! Good for you. That would have left me shaking, sweaty palmed, the works! But, there is freedom in being 100% transparent, especially when it's about what God has done for you!

    On a side note (a way less important, side note!), my featured button hides behind my picture in the top righthand side of my site. But, I edited the post to add it there, too! Sorry it wasn't more obvious! :)

  2. I heard you did a fabulous job this morning. I was so sad that I wasn't able to be there, but was praying that the Lord would truly empower you to say everything He desire you to share. Love you and love that you stepped out of your comfort zone and shared! I know women were blessed and nourished this morning by you!

    1. I was sad that you had to leave this morning but, thank you for praying for me!!!

  3. Dear Angela -
    I also heard that your testimony was really good!
    Since I wasn't there, I was very thankful that you shared about it here and shared your beautiful songs. I especially identify with "you loved me anyway"
    Thanks for having the courage to share.
    Love you!

  4. Loved every word! Thank you for being so transparent! There was not a person in the room who couldn't identify with the challenges of wanting to be loved, being a good wife and mother, taking the time to take care of yourself and relying on God for the strength to do it all! We are all broken and need his forgiveness. I am still thinking about the teenage Angela...wow, what I wouldn't tell the teenage Angela! Love you!!!!

    1. Wow, you really payed attention to what I said! It was an honor to share and I love you, too!!!


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