Author Archives: Rebekah Lyons

You Are Free Session One: To Be Free

You Are Free Session One: To Be Free

We compete, and we compare, and we strive, and we put terrible pressure on ourselves to “keep up.” But the good news is that we were not made to keep up. We were made to be free… to be who we already are. ~ Rebekah Lyons Introduction Country music superstar Garth Brooks and Christian recording

Free to Be Brave

When a more or less ordinary character, someone who is both kind and self-serving, somehow finds that place within where he or she is still capable of courage and goodness, we get to see something true that we long for. ~ Anne Lamott1 As I watched women walk into their own freedom stories, I was

You Are Free: Free to Ask

Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all. ~ D. L . Moody1 March rolled in with a vengeance. Three feet of dirty snow was piled in the gutters of New York City with no sign

You Are Free: Free to Grieve

If you cannot grieve, you cannot be comforted. — Al Andrews On February 1, 2001, I was thirty-nine weeks pregnant. I waddled into my obstetrician’s office for a final routine checkup. Believing my belly had stopped growing, I asked the nurse, “Do you ever do ultrasounds at the end?” “Not unless you are unusually large

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