A Father’s Love Overcomes our Past

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Chapter 1, Pages 7-9

1 John 3:1

As a child I remember my family attended Catholic Mass each week. Sundays were spritual, but the remainder of the week we sat in bars playing video games while my parents drank and entertained themselves. My parents would eventually divorce, and for years I longed for a father figure. My older cousin Bobby would temperarily filled that void. As I mentioned in Chapter One of my book – Unshackled, Bobby was always there for me and my mother in the absence of my father, and I respected that! But there was always something missing.
After accepting Jesus into my heart I couldn’t wait to learn more about Him. I committed myself to daily bible study where I learned more about His Love for me. He quickly filled that void I had been longing for all those years. God placed Pastor Larry Titus into my life who mentored and disciple me while I was in Prison. So I had the best of both worlds, Pastor Larry as my earthly father figure and God my Heavenly Father. I love what 1 John 3:1 says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called children of God!” If you are hurting today or stumbling over a dysfuctional history like I did, know that there is a God in Heaven who loves you. I want to encourage you to read God’s Word every day. Spending time with Himm will create an atmosphere of knowing God’s perfect will for your life. Pray with me this week that we have an accurate view of our Heavenly Father. If you know somone that is hurting, please share this with them that they may also find encouragment in know their Heavenly Father loves them. Talk to Y’all next week.

A Choice to Follow

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Chapter 1, Pages 3-7

Mark 8:34-35

I would have never imagined my decision to follow someone could turn so selfish and deadly, creating years of shame and pain that followed many. In chapter one of my book Unshackled, I begin to share the consequences I made at seventeen to follow my favorite yet older cousin to a bar to drink and play a few games of pool. In Mark 8:34-35 Jesus reminds me that to follow Him, still the worlds most influential leader, begins with denying self and embracing my cross. There is no room for my selfish desires when embracing the will of God. The results I have discovered in doing His will over mine, is my life begins to influence others to also follow Jesus and to personally know our heavenly Father.

Announcing “Unshackled, From Ruin to Redemption – The Series”

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Hi guys, and welcome!

Today I am announcing my new blog and devotional series titled “Unshackled, From Ruin to Redemption – The Series.”  I’m excited we’re going to experience this together and I look forward to you asking questions and talking about how this touches your heart.

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