Have You Seen? {October 17th, 2021}

Last Week’s Theme: Forgiveness

3 Lies We Believe About Forgiveness by Danielle Wheeler—”Forgiveness is one of the greatest struggles we experience as humans. When you’ve been deeply wounded by someone else, forgiveness can be a consuming battle. Maybe this is you today. Maybe you have a fresh wound that’s bleeding out.”

Take Heart {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi—”I’ve been thinking about how we (humans) try to control risks. For some reason we act as if, when we take a risk intentionally, the results are more in our control. It is very hard to give up that control, even if it means getting the results we were hoping for.”

Do Justly, Love Mercy by Sarah Marie—”The thing that gave me strength amid all the challenges and changes was the community around me. Everyone said we were a big family and it truly felt like that. And so, when those same people turned around to hurt me and to walk away when I needed them most, I was crushed.”

A Journey Through Forgiveness by Jenilee Goodwin—”The stakes are high, especially when things that we felt had been dealt with are reopened or things we wanted to be done with are still in our lives. Then, we’re dealing with it all in the midst of regular, normal overseas challenges. The journey through forgiveness is a bumpy road.

From Around the Web

Growing in Discernment

Now Is the Time of Goodbye

On Instagram: When Change Finds You and He Watches Over Us

Music: For God is With Us

Finally, How God Turned My Story of Loneliness into Something Beautiful

And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

Photo by Norris Niman on Unsplash

John 6:68 (NLT) Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life”.

When joy feels elusive. When dreams are buried. When ministry feels stuck. When our faith feels shaky.

But where else would we go?

When we struggle with doubt on the field—about our faith, work, calling—shame can keep us quiet. Fear can strangle and isolate.

In seasons of doubt, what has anchored your heart?

Our questions don’t always have answers. But we believe there’s beauty in the ashes of our wrestling and wondering. Would you join us this week? May God bring light into those dark and hard places as you hear His words through the vulnerable stories shared. Join us at velvetashes.com.

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