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Be The YOU God Made You To Be!


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...

Psalm 139:13 

I wish that I was quick-thinking, or had a quick wit, or was just plain quick. I’m afraid I am a bit of a plodder. More turtle than hare. Slow, but, steady. Studious. Strategic. Prefer a good book to a big crowd. Always have...and at nearly 57 years of age...probably always will. 

There was a time when I wasn’t as accepting of myself as I am now. A time when I tried to shove this square peg “me” into the round hole of other people’s opinions and standards.  

Not that what others think isn’t important. I’m grateful for the truth-tellers in my life. But, the reality is, if we try to be something we're not, we can end up spending an entire lifetime living someone else’s God-given purpose, instead of our own. 

We are fearfully and wonderfully made, dear ones, by a loving God who longs to breathe life into those unique personalities, skills, and dreams he has given to us.  

So, who are you really? Are you the person your parents, friends, spouse, coworkers want you to be? Or are you the YOU God meant you to be?

“He made you you—on purpose. You are the only you—ever. Becoming ourselves means we are actively cooperating with God's intention for our lives, not fighting him or ourselves. He looks at us with pleasure and with mercy, and he wants us to look at ourselves with pleasure and mercy too!”

Stasi Eldredge, Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You


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    I am passionate about people leaning into all that Jesus is. You. Me. Us. Journeying together with God. This is my greatest blessing. And now that my kiddos are out on their own, I’m learning to navigate my new normal. And I am finding there is life after little ones and teens after all!
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    I am currently finishing my degree in relational communications and plan to graduate in the spring of 2020!! I am thankful I have had time to grow, heal, appreciate a slower pace of living, and to invest more time into relationships with family, friends, and God. Through this process I am learning what I want to prioritize in my life and figuring out ways to make that happen. Most of all, I am figuring out that life is all about process, taking steps closer to where I want to be and celebrating the little victories but also accepting that there will be setbacks and disappointments along the way.
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    Sally Cranham is a singer and writer from the UK. She uses biblical narrative and her own experience to write deeply into the heart of the human condition. She currently works as a volunteer for SourceMN as their Arts Outreach Coordinator and has lived as a Residential Volunteer at Source’s anti-trafficking transitional annex alongside women who have come out of the life of prostitution.
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