when the monsters caught up to me

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 | Filed under: book, life | Tags: | No Comments »

I was invited to speak at a ‘Building a Community of Hope’ conference in Canada this month. Part of their mission is to identify with the need for the church to be a place for the broken to come and find the hope of Jesus. People tend to bury their past and their failures before they enter the Christian community. The ugliness of pain and failure are not a good fit among those who are perceived to have the answers to a morally fit life. Like a member of a kingdom where the king dons invisible clothes and everybody is too afraid to say they can’t see what they are told only the best members of the kingdom can see. I was one of those people until my buried damage caught up to me. This is me sharing my story:

(About a minute of footage in the beginning was lost due to technical difficulty, but the message is still there.)


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