"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

SPEAKING YOUR JOURNEY


Thus far my speaking of my truth has been on my blog, to my t. and a couple of people I trust IRL.

I especially like the bolded part!


“There’s enormous power in speaking your truth. As poet Audre Lorde wrote, “Your silence will not protect you.” Although there are risks in speaking out, there are dangers in staying silent as well. While it is important to establish a strong foundation before you enter into a truth-telling conversation or difficult disclosure, never doubt your right to tell the truth about your life.”
(The Courage to Heal)

19 comments:

  1. Amen! I know my story is different, JBR, as I'm dealing with a son addicted to drugs. But, the message is the same. In the beginning I avoided bringing up my son's name in all conversations with acquaintences and even friends. Then, slowly, our truth started to emerge. While we don't gossip about him, or blab- as my husband says, "I won't lie about it either." "Your silence will not protect you," I like that..... Hugs to you.

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  2. Thats great you can share your pain with others.

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  3. If I had a dollar for every instance a person tried to silence me, I'd be a very rich lady. Mind you, i've gone a little quiet as of late but that doesn't change the truth of my past. It just puts it neatly back into the closet. It will come back out again, when i'm ready. Hugs. Tammy

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  4. ChaiLatte, sorry about your son!
    Tammy, thank you for sharing. In time, as you state your voice will be heard.
    Becca, Amen in deed.
    hethatsows8, I try. Thanks.

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  5. I find that each time I tell my truth, I become freer.
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

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  6. Thank you Andrea for sharing!

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  8. AMEN! I'm a truth teller. Keeping my secret was destroying me and my family.

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  9. Tammy thank you for speaking out!

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  10. I honor you for speaking your truth.

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  11. Amen to that - The truth will set us free.
    BM

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  12. I agree, the truth will set us free! Keep on believing, JBR... love ya!

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  13. Always keep it real and the truth will be let known.

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  14. Telling ones truth gets the message out there to help other hurting people. Way to go!

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  15. Wishing you many precious blessings.

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  16. Amen. I love the bolded part too!

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  17. I tried to read this book about 9 or 10 years ago. Couldn't get through it then. Just understanding the bold part in my own life, however. I will keep you in my prayers.

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