Living “Loved”

I have something really important to tell you today. Lean in close. Really let this get past your self-doubts and into those assurance-seeking places in your heart…

God is absolutely crazy about you!
Yes you. The beautiful one sitting there looking at the screen.

I know it’s hard to believe sometimes, but it’s true. You fill God’s heart with absolute joy and every day you take His breath away with your smile.

Just a slight glance in His direction makes Him pause. He loves the unique way you do things. He really enjoys watching others love on you and bring out His best in you. And He’s not critical of your mistakes like you sometimes think, or waiting for you to do something productive. He simply delights in you because you are His. And that is enough.

It took me 20 years to understand and 10 more years to truly believe this was the reality of God’s love for me. The same was true for my friend Sheri Rose Shepherd who I’ve asked to be a girlfriend guest blogger with us today. Like many of you, I’ve been blessed by God’s words written through her, so today I’m giving away a copy of her book, “His Princess. More about that in a minute.

Sheri Rose is a woman who can relate to almost any woman’s battle. A former Mrs. United States, she grew up in a dysfunctional home and was severely overweight as a teen. As a young woman, she battled depression and an eating disorder. In spite of an English teacher telling her she was “born to lose” and a learning disorder—Dyslexia—Sheri Rose has (in God’s strength) become a Best Selling and award-winning author. Sheri Rose is also an internationally known speaker and Bible life coach.

Today, in my devotion on P31 and Crosswalk, I shared about God’s lavish love for us and how He wants us to live “loved” because we are. Then I asked Sheri Rose to share with us what she believes is the most important thing for women to know, so we can grasp the depth of God’s love for us. Here is what she said:

People often ask me, “How did you break free from your painful past and the lies and learn to embrace truth.” To be honest, I still have to fight the lies I’ve believed about myself. It seems to be the battle each woman I have met faces.

Many of us have experienced what I call “Spiritual Identity Theft.” We’ve somehow lost our confidence in who we are in Christ, and we feel worthless or wounded by someone’s words.Others of us hold in our hearts a false identity. We believe a lie about ourselves and we have allowed that lie to define us.

I understand what it is like to feel worthless and walk with a wounded heart from hurtful words. Perhaps you’re just recognizing the root of the lie you have been living in.Maybe it was hurtful words spoken to you by a father or mother, brother or sister, teacher, boyfriend or husband. Maybe it was an employer who thoughtlessly felt like dumping lies on you.

I don’t think those hurtful words are easily forgotten but I do know healing and wholeness can become reality in our lives when we learn how to embrace God’s truth.You do not have to let others’ hurtful words define you anymore. They did not give their life, as Jesus did, to prove your worth. We are Daughters of the King of Kings whether we feel like it or not.

Let me be a spiritual mentor and give you the three keys to unlocking lies and finding your true identity, I call it “a truth makeover.”

1. Know the Truth. You Are…

  • Chosen By God (John 15:16)
  • A New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • Holy and Pure (1 Peter 2:9)
  • A Trophy of His Grace (Ephesians 2:8)
  • His Princess Warrior (2 Timothy 4:7)
  • His Beloved Bride (Psalm 45:11)

2. Speak The Truth…
Whenever a lie is spoken to you or a lie enters your mind, speak this Truth out loud…
“That is a lie. My worth is not in what anyone else says about me or what I feel at the moment.”

3. Fast Off Speaking Lies
Try a seven-day fast by not speaking anything negative about yourself or repeating any lies that have been spoken over you or about you. If possible, ask a friend to hold you accountable to speak only truth.

4. Read this Love Letterfrom God:
My Chosen Daughter,You are royalty even when you don’t feel like a princess. How you feel about yourself will never change the truth of who you are in Me. You are My treasure, and I have chosen you. If you ever begin to doubt your significance, just look to the cross and remember I gave my life to prove your worth. I see your heart and I know you fight to find truth. So start by recognizing who I am: the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and your Daddy in heaven. Saturate yourself in My truth and you will discover how loved and treasured you are.

Love, Your Lord who is Truth

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Thank you Sheri for sharing your heart and God’s amazing love with us today. And thank you for so generously giving away2 FREE Bible Life-coaching sessions! What a huge blessing for one of our girlfriends that gather here today. And there is more!


Living Loved Give-away

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To enter to win, click on the word “comments” below this post, and type in the white box. Sheri Rose and I would love to know your first name, your age, where you are from, who you will invite to do the Bible life-coaching sessions with you or who you’d give the extra of my message on CD to. Please be sure to sign up for email updates in my right sidebar (so you will know if you win), or leave your email in your comment so we can notify you. I’ll announce the winner next Monday, March 7th.

About Renee

Renee Swope is a Word-lover, story-teller, heart-encourager and grace-needer. She's also a wife, mom, friend, daughter and author of A Confident Heart, a Retailers Choice Award winning book that became a best-seller and has been published in six languages, with over 150,000 copies sold. Renee is speaks around the country at women's events and and serves on the writing team for DaySpring’s inCourage blog. For twenty years, Renee served in leadership at Proverbs 31 Ministries and as former co-host of the ministry's radio program, “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee.

Comments

  1. Hi sweet Renee (and Sheri),

    I turned 41 last week, and I felt so disappointed with myself for not making more progress in my healing journey over the past year. I can't waste any more time.

    If I received the coaching or the cd's, I'd share them with my friend Susan who is rebuilding a new life as a single mom of two almost-grown sons. She loves the Lord so much and needs to see herself the way He sees her.

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful truth ladies, LeeBird

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm Teresa, 41, and live in Nebraska. I would love to have the "His Princess" CD to give to my son's friend who is in a bad place. She is only 13 and desperately needs to know she is loved.

  3. Hey Renee and Sheri:)

    God bless you both, my name is Lisa and i will be turning 43 in June. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    I really beat up on myself alot thats what everyone says of me, i have a hard time just finding that acceptance that My Daddy God has for me. I could really use this coaching or the cd.

    I would share the coaching with a lady that i do a bible study with at this time on the book of John, she has a hard time with the acceptance as well.

    You are both inspirations, renee i love your blog and your little aster you all bring me joy:)

  4. Hi, my name is Michelle, I turn 55 this month and I live in Southern Colorado. I would share the CD with my 18 year old daughter…the best thing I can share with her for her life ahead…her true identity and the love that the Lord has for her. Praise God!
    Thanks for being faithful…
    Michelle

  5. Hi Renee and Sheri,
    My name is Jasmine. I am 50 and live in Penang, Malaysia.

    Thank you for sharing how God views us. Too many things/circumstances have chipped that away from my life and your words brought love and encouragement to my heart.
    I would like like a copy of 'His princess'the book to share with my foster daughters

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi, my name is Alicia. I'm 29 years old and live in northern Colorado. I would be more than honored to receive the coaching. I'm at a huge crossroads in my life right now with my husband of 10 years and have 2 precious children. I would share all this with my beautiful mom as she is confused and lost with all of the heartache she has endured. I just feel this would give us the boost of confidence that we will make it and be okay. Thank you for doing this and considering us.

  7. Kendra Cameron-Jarvis says:

    Hi,

    My name is Kendra, I'm almost 32(July), I live in Asheville, N.C., and I am a middle school educator. I would invite my mom to the sessions and give the extra CD to my girlfriend Jackie to listen to in the car and she drives her kids to and from school and practices.

    Thank you for the encouragement,
    Kendra Cameron-Jarvis
    http://www.abusywomanslife.com

  8. My name is Cheryl. I'm 52. I would probably give the Bible coaching session and CD to a friend who is fighting depression.

    Thank you for sharing your gifts.

  9. Anonymous says:

    My name is Linda and I'm 38 years old, living in Ontario, Canada.
    The coaching and cd sounds so amazing! I have suffered major depression, but through finding God and his love, I am doing well these days. However, I have a few friends that suffer deeply and need to know God and his love. I would share with them, in hope that they know they are loved unconditionally.
    Thank you for you inspiring words!!

  10. Hey Renee and Sheri,
    I have really been encouraged receiving daily devotions .
    It has been a daily highlight and words of assurance and hope. I have often shared your devotions with my own family. I have often been comforted by reading God's promises presented through your devotions.
    Thank you and God bless you.

  11. Thank you for your post! I seem to forget that God is crazy about me, I guess due to early feelings that I just didn't measure up. I'm 57 now, and a grammy, and still struggle with this every day. I'm praying that my children and grandchildren learn this early on and I try to tell them every time I speak with them.
    I'd share this with my friends at church, who struggle with this too. Thank you for your writings and wonderful insights!
    Barbara

  12. Anonymous says:

    I'm Prema 40 and would love to share the cd with my daughter or the session to give to my sisterinlaw

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi Ms. Renee and Sheri,
    I am 52 and would love to share the coaching or the cd's with my mom whose 80 or with my daughter whose 25. I would love for the three of us to do this together so we may fellowship, encourage, and grow stronger in God's words.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Sue

  14. I am in my 40's and oh how this brings back the words that were spoken to me as a teenager. Things like "you will never do anything with your life". I do suffer from low self esteem and if I was to receive the coaching or the cd's I would share them with friends who are going through the same thing.

  15. Tracy Whitesburg, TN. 37 and holding at least til May. I would like to win the sessions to give away to my baby sisters who are twins. They are on the brink of their adult life and could so use the training sessions. They have been my little girls since their birth while I was in 8th grade. With the help of my Nanny, I took them to church all their life from my pre-teen years through my college years even coming home each weekend to make sure they got to church. They stopped going to church not long after I was married. I pray that they would reignite their love for the Lord and lean on his understanding when starting their new journeys. I pray daily for their husbands to be and that they make the right decisions to keep them from harm. They are good girls and have a good foundation but I know their lives would be so much richer if they were truly led by the Father. My twin sisters could use the life coaching and would benefit greatly. Thank you for your post and your passion for follwoing the Lord's call.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hallelujah! Thank you Renee and Sheri for an awesome blog post-very encouraging. My name is Janet, 40 years of age and I live in New York. I would share with my friend, Barbara.

  17. Leigh F. says:

    I am Leigh and I live in Powder Springs, GA. I am 38 years old with 5 children. I just got to see Sheri Rose speak at a local church in February! She was wonderful!

    I would share the coaching sessions with my step-daughter, Nicole. She is 20 and just going thru some troubling times. She has walked away from God and I pray that she will come back to him! I think it would be wonderful to do together.

    I would give the CD to my friend that is the biggest worry wart!

    Thank you ladies for speaking God's truth! I need to hear it everyday and are so thankful for your obedience to Him in your ministry!

    Leigh F.
    FANTPRESTONL@ATT.NET

  18. Anonymous says:

    I am Cindy, I am 45 years old and I live in Angleton, TX. I would share the CD and lessons with my daughter. I am always amazed at how pssionate she is about growing in her relationship with Christ. (She has all of Sheri's letter books). She also has two very good friends that she would likely share with.

    Thank you, Sheri, for the wonderful books you have written and shared with us. It is truly a gift to reach out with truth in such a simple way. I am a school teacher and have bought several copies of your 'letter books' to share with my hurting students. I remember one of my girls last year telling me she read it one night and couoldn't wait to get home and start reading it again. Wow!
    Thank you,
    Cindy…dckkgreg@sbcglobal.net

  19. Anonymous says:

    Brianna, 26, NC

    I would share with my dear friend Katie!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I would love to receive your free gifts to share with the young people in my youth group at church

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I am Monica, age 46 and live in Illinois. I would share the additional teaching with one of the ladies in my Bible study group. mheard11@frontier.com

  22. Anonymous says:

    Good morning, Renee & Sheri,

    In the quiet & freedom of my now empty nest, several "elephants in the rooms" of my inner house have become quite obvious–I have run out of excuses to ignore them, to keep them quietly in the corner. I am learning to let my Father help me, and Zephaniah 3:17 is my guiding verse! (I have had the verse printed up on business cards & share the reminder, as the Spirit guides me, to women I meet in my work as a Mary Kay consultant.)

    If I received the coaching or the cd's, I would share them with my 20-something daughter, who is walking with the Lord through a chronic illness, while working in her first professional position, 600 miles from "home".

    Thank you for your ministering to us, Maysie Grace

  23. Hi ladies, I am 37 and from Mustang , OK. Loved this blog so much. It spoke to me so much. I would love to win these wonderful gifts and if I won I would share it with my friend Mary, who is in the same boat as myself in our spiritual journey, We help each other through things and she is a true soul sister! 🙂

  24. Renee, I am Mary Lynn and really appreciate your devotional at P31 this am. It is something that I really needed to be reminded of. The key verse is actually my birthday verse! I am almost 44 (March 17) and have recently moved to Ohio from Georgia. I am trying to hear God's leading in this next season of life. It is not easy to wait and trust some days. So again thank you for your encouraging reminder that God is loving me despite myself. I would share with my sister in Alabama. Thanks again for your encouragement!
    ml4estsmom@yahoo.com

  25. This is tough. I turn 42 next week….am overweight and have never been so in my life. It has made me depressed and exhausted to get around. I just joined a weight loss group and am moving forward after the death of my Mom in August of last year…it has been very hard to accept her death. At the same time my hubby lost his job but was blessedly able to return to his old one again. We have many things to be blessed for and I am learning to concentrate on those instead of the negative all the time. It is time to let go of the past and move forward. I would share this opportunity with my friend Lisa who has been my closest friend forever. She is awesome and I love her to bits. Thanks for this great message, I'm printing it out and putting in my journal.

  26. Good Morning Ladies, I'm Deborah, 57, living in Birmingham, AL. Today's message hit my heart because many of the younger ladies in my weekly prayer group are also struggling to believe the truth about who they are in Christ. I would love to share your teaching with them. Sincerely, Deb

  27. Hey Girls!!

    My name is Heather Mead I am 35 yr old happily married stay-at-home mom with two girls 15 and 5. I find myself putting on several different hats daily. I love to read your blogs it starts my day off in the right direction!!

    I would love to share the cd's with a beautiful friend that is now a new mom. She is struggling to keep her marriage healthy while struggling with her faith. I would love to share that we all struggle at times but we need to stay on the path that the lord has chosen for each of us.

    Again thanks so much for the inspiration that you give me daily.

    Heather Mead
    Evansville, IN
    meadheather@gmail.com

  28. I am Brenda 44 years old and I live in Brooklyn, NY..I would invite my friend Jamillah and My friend Eva who is very ill. GOD continues to open doors for us I look forward to walking through this door…

  29. Hi Ladies,

    I enjoyed your teaching so much. It's similar to our discussion at prayer group last night. Many of the 10 or so women struggle with who we are in Christ. One with depression, another with alcohol, and yet another with sexual identity. I'm 57 this month and it's taken me a long time to really believe that I am who God says I am and to love myself despite my struggle with weight. I would love to share your teachings with my prayer group ladies. I live in Birmingham, AL.
    Blessings, Deb

  30. My name is Dana and I am 34. I didn't realize until now that I am grown, that I was raised in an abusive (emotionally) household. Now I am married to someone that is finally realizing his abuse and working on it. I need this for myself and my mom, who has believed all those lies for so many years.

    -Lousiana

  31. Hello,
    I'm 37 have a 2 year old and another addition arriving in a month or so, so will be a mom of two children. I too have battled some past issues, still sometimes they resurface.
    A friend through MOPS told me I need to read His Princess, so I have it on my list of books to get. How timely this post is as I am leading a women's bible study next week. I love to share the coaching with a friend of mine that just recently took over as MOPS leader.

  32. Hi I am Tracee. I am 44 years old and live in Gastonia,North Carolina. I love hearing from all of you. Someone from your group came and spoke at our church and was wonderful. I am a chaplain at our local hospital and see lots of tough situations. It really helps me to read what you write in your devotionals. I would probably take the extra cd to our office and give it out to people I encounter in the hospital who I think would benefit from it. The extra coaching season since I believe is on the computer I would give to dear friend. One of our closest friends died this week and it has been a tough week. Thanks so much for all you do and allowing God to shine so strongly through you.

  33. On the day I celebrate the love that my husband and I share, our 12th anniversary, I needed the reminder that he is not the only one that loves me. I've been battling the "why" question and trying to rest in God but it's been a struggle lately as I deal with self induced infertility. I know in my head that God catches each of my tears in His hand, but I sometimes begin to believe the lie that He doesn't care. Thanks for showing me that I need to refute that thought each and every time it pops up.

  34. Hello, my name is Tricia and I am 37 yearsold. I am from Sandusky, Ohio, but have called Scottsdale, Arizona my home for many years now. I will invite Kelly, a young lady in my Bible study to do the Bible life-coaching sessions and give the extra CDs to. She is the youngest in our bunch and has a lot of questions. I feel led to lead her!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Hi, my name is Amada and I live in California. I am 41 years old.

    I would share the the materials and coaching with my
    sister in law who, like me, loves the Lord, but hasn't been able to live free from the horrible hurts of the past.
    Thank you for this well needed message.
    God Bless you all in your amazing work.

  36. Good Morning, my name is Anne – thank you so much for your words this morning. You have no idea how much I needed them. I am 51 have know the Lord most of my life but only now really realizing He loves me the same as everyone else. I am in recovery from a eating disorder that has controlled the past 10 yrs of my life and God is opening doors for me to be able to help other adult women with these issues. Your CD's and coatching would be of great value to me so that I can continue to learn and help others. Thank you for all you do

  37. I am LaVonna, I am 41 and I live in New Brunswick, Canada. I would share the books and cds with my sistas in my local church via our budding library.

    Today is my first visit to your blog and I needed to hear the truth you spoke. Thank you for mowing down the whispered lies that were starting to take root in my heart. I AM loved by God… AMEN!!!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Hi, My name is Gina. I'm 36. Thank you for always posting such encouraging thoughts and scriptures. It is hard getting through this life without feeling a little beaten up. I appreciate your honesty and ability to be brave enough to be real. This was definitely what I needed this morning as I'm going through some difficult things and trying to put the past to rest. I have to constantly remind myself that God is there, he loves me, and everything is going to be ok.

    If I received either prize, I'd share with my friend who comes from a similar background to help her remember who she is in Christ when the pain of the past comes up over and over.

    Thank you again for reminding us of the truth of who we are in Christ.
    Gina
    gslwr@embarqmail.com

  39. Anonymous says:

    Hi Renee,
    I am almost 40 (in July) and I find myself believing all the negative comments I have heard about myself. So much so, that it has lowered my self-esteem and self-confidence. I know God loves me but sometimes I just really have a hard time wrapping my arms around the idea of just how much. I would love to have one of the cds that could help me grow in my knowledge of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I would love to share this CD with one of my friends, Celia, who struggles with her own insecurites everyday. This would be such an uplifting experience for us to share this together and to hold each other accountable to not believe the lies we have been told.

  40. Good Morning! My name is Sharon and I am thirty-12 (kind of like 30-something… I just am not ready to enter a new decade-group, so I decided to stay in my thirties!) 🙂
    I live in South Dakota which by the way is still below zero today!

    If I win, I will share the goodies with my new daughter-in-law. It would be such a blessing to her sweet soul! It would be a perfect gift for her as she starts this new chapter in her life and desired to be a godly wife.

  41. Hi!
    I first want to thank you for such an anointed blog. The Holy Spirit really speaks to me through your messages and it always seems like what you are writing about is directed towards ME!!!!
    I would be so blessed if I were to win this Living Loved package! I could definitely benefit from it spiritually and also emotionally. I am a "suicidal" diabetic who is struggling with the "want to" get better. I have been feeling so unworthy and hopeless. I know it's the enemey trying to destroy me. I need help!
    A friend is on a dark path of adultery and has fallen so far from God. I would share this with her and pray that the Holy Spirit just breaks those chains in both of our lives so that we can live freely and feel like princesses! Thank you for considering me.
    May God bless you tenfold in your ministries!
    Tara

  42. Hi Renee and Sheri!

    My name is Helenann, from snowy Michigan. I just turned 66 and am deeply grateful for God's consistent presence and love in my life…. in spite of my daily mis-steps! I daily celebrate this blessing as well as the strength God gives us to meet life's challenges!

    If selected, I would share the coaching sessions and cd's with my sister! We are both retired teachers and searching for ways to carry God's Word in new directions!

    Thank you for sharing your words, your life and your love of God with all of us!
    Helenann

  43. Thank you for this wonderful message…My name is Vickie and I will be 52 in about 3 weeks. By the world's standards, I am a very successful woman, but I have fought lies of self-worth for the 33 years of my marriage. By God's grace, I am no longer listening to those lies and am now facilitating a young woman's Bible study in our area of Mississippi. I would share the coaching or the cd's with a young woman who can learn the TRUTH and come to know and BELIEVE it to the depths of her soul!!! What a difference God makes…from generation to generation!!!!
    Thank you for allowing God to use you in His service!
    Dr. Vickie

  44. Good Morning! My name is Toshua, I'm 37, and I live in Illinois.

    What an awesome post; thank you both so much!! If I win, I plan to share the spiritual mentoring with my best friend, Amanda. We love to discuss what God is doing in our lives and she has such a hunger to know Jesus more and live in his light.

    I would share the CD with my beautiful daughter. She's just about to launch into adulthood. Thank you!!

  45. Hello – I'm Heidi, 29 years old, from IL. With 2 small children sometimes its hard to focus on God's love for me! I would share this with a group of women (and moms) that I am close with. We occasionally do a Bible study together. Thank you.

  46. Anonymous says:

    My name is Emily and I am 31. I would share the bible coaching with my friend Wendy. I live in Oregon. Thank you for your encouraging words!

  47. Angie W. says:

    My name is Angie, I am 37 years old and a wife and mother of 2 from Snyder, OK. If I won this I would most definitely give one to my best friend Sandi. She has been such an inspiration to me through some very tough times. Thank you so much for sharing your words and for offering this package. tannerray97@hotmail.com

  48. Hi my name is Mary and I am 51. I would share this gift with my friend A. She recently had gastric bypass surgery and has lost about 100 lbs and has more to go. She is learning to accept her 'new' body. She is a new creation but is getting to see it in the flesh too.

  49. Hi Renee,

    I enjoyed your post today–thank you 🙂 My name is Hayley, I'm 48 years old, and live in Virginia. I'm not sure any woman can be told too many times how much she is loved and how precious she is. These words were very sweet to me today. I would like to share this material with my friend Beth.

    Have a great day!

  50. suzi.wollman says:

    Dear One,

    I smiled reading your delightful devotion this morning. Having reared five children, I know the feeling well. I remember the first born and the desire to just hold him forever. Now he's a grown man, but then I would often wake up to find him asleep in the rocking chair with Jeff's arms around him, holding him safely.

    Another thing that I remember well is being so afraid that I couldn't love another child nearly as much as I loved him. Yet with each new baby, my love grew enough to encompass that one, too.

    I imagine that is how it is with God. Don't you?

  51. Good morning!

    Thank you for your devotion reminding us of just how loved we are and this fantastic give-away to help tangibly reinforce that fact!

    My name is Dawn. I am 35 and live in Illinois. Many beautiful women come to mind, as I ponder who I would share your CD and sessions with, but my mom stands out in my mind for your CD and a young woman from our church for the sessions.

    May God bless all your steps, sisters!

  52. Beautiful Post by a Beautiful Woman.
    I love you!!
    Pat

  53. Anonymous says:

    Did my comment not go through. I don't know that I have enough time to do it again. At work! I would give both to my daughter who sees herself as fat, ugly, and worthless to society. In spite of all positive affirmations. Even without the free gift, please pray for her. Thank you so much. Be blessed today and all the days that follow.

  54. Hi Renee,

    My name is Maria. I just turned 40 this Jan. And am getting used to being 40.

    I would like to share the coaching or CD with some of my lady friends, with whom I pray every week and my Mom, who really needs constant encouragement and reminders, that God loves her.

  55. Thank you for this amazing give~away. I know it will bless those who win 🙂

    I just turned 41 in December. My family recently moved from AZ to TX. It has been a huge challenge for us. I would share the coaching with my sister. This is the first time in my 41 years that we have lived in the same city.

    Thank you again for this opportunity….and for your message today.

    Missy~

  56. Anonymous says:

    Hello,
    My name is Susan and I am 42 years old. I would love to share this conference or cd with my best friend Stacy. We live miles apart but are always there for each for support. It would be great to get together for encouragement.
    Thanks for your words of encouragement.
    Susan

  57. Good morning! My name is Rachel. I'm 34 years old. I'm not sure which of my friends I would share this package with because I think it's something we ALL need to hear. If I win I will pray about which of my friends to share it with.

    Thank you for this opportunity, Renee and Sheri. Such a VALUABLE message! Thank you for speaking TRUTH into our hearts today!!

    Going to share this link with the Rise & Shine girls on facebook. 🙂

  58. I'm Jamy, 35, from a small town in Indiana. I would give the CD or life coaching to my cousin and dear friend. I know that her heart is beautiful and the Lord sees her that way. However, she has believed the lies for so long that her identity in Christ has been stolen. I love for her to reclaim this.

    Thanks for sharing this message,
    Jamy

  59. Samantha says:

    Hello, my name is Samantha and I'm from Cleveland, Oh. I'm the mother of two..ages 4 and 2. I am struggling with so many things..mainly my marriage and learning to forgive and love the way God does. You sowed right into my life..and I needed to hear that I am loved and that His love is constant. I would love to share your word and I often forward my devotionals to my sister in Christ Maria. She is beautiful..a mother of 3,a wife and a confidante. Thank you for your spirit and the dedication to uplift women with your words of encouragement. Please keep it up.

  60. My daughter gave me your book "Made to Crave" as we journey thru the difficult task of losing weight. By the way I have lost almost 60 pounds in 7 mos. At 60 plus; if I can do it any one can.
    With God's help I'm tryig to transition from the loss of my Father 10 mos ago. Our loss; Heaven's gain.
    God Bless you for your inspiration.

  61. Anonymous says:

    My name is Angela, I am 34 years old and live in chetopa, KS. I would share the cd's with the women in my ministry group at church. We are all young in Christ and so enjoy doing things together to grow closer to him.

  62. Rhonda Lawton, 46 on Monday, and I live in Winter Park, FL. I would share these gifts with my daughter Samantha. She is 21, and a Junior in College.

  63. Hi Renee,
    I'm Bev, 56, and living in SW Montana. This year I am spending a lot of time studying and believing I truly am God's princess, and work diligently to combat the lie that I am not loved. I looked at the sunrise, and realize what a gift form God. I would share the coaching, CD's or book with a dear friend who is also on a similar journey.

  64. Anonymous says:

    I am now 50 years old and living "loved" is so hard for me at times. I would give the extra copies to my daughter in law because she needs to know she is truly loved by a Heavenly Father.
    Thanks for the wonderful words of encouragement.
    Darlene

  65. I am a single mom of two beautiful daughters, 16 and 12. We live in a very small county town, I am 55 years old and work part time in my church office. I believe God is trying to get His messaage of love to my heart in a very concrete way. Yesterday I heard a song on the radio that touched my heart, JJ Heller's "What Love Really Means" and today I read your devotional "Living Loved". The hurts are too many to name but God can work through all of them for my good.

    I have a friend that encourages me and holds me accountable. I share everything with her.

  66. Kim, I am 53 and longing to be more of a woman of influence to those around me in michigan. especially children and grandchildren. I would share the cd with a young single mom in my bible study who is a new believer in a growth spurt that is exciting to watch!
    thanks for the encouragement today!

  67. Terri Lynn says:

    I'm Terri Lynn, 45 in NC. I would give both CD's away (I already have it and love it!) to Jess and Patti – two women who bless me by their strengths and struggles in resting assured in God.

    If I were to win the Bible Life coaching sessions I feel compelled that I should give both of these women the sessions. It isn't that I wouldn't like one for myself, trust me I have read the sneak peak and would LOVE to be chosen to receive this blessing, but I am certain that I would be blessed through what they would learn as God continues to work in and through the three of us.

    I'd love to win the Princess book. His Princess Warrior is a close companion to me now. It was a gift from a fellow princess warrior this past Christmas, a woman who has blessed my life with an amazing Spirit-filled friendship full of encouragement as I continue in my surrender to allow Christ to turn my scars into beauty marks and enable me to be of use to Him through women's ministry.

    Renee, Sheri Rose, this was a timely word that I am so grateful to you both for bringing!

  68. I received this message today…. As I read the more and more I seen myself and many females in my life. To know the LOVE GOD has for his children is REMARKABLE. I THANK GOD for Loving me when I could not Love myself. The LORD is working on me preparing me for something BIGGER, so I need all the prayers and encouragement to stay and move when GODS says it's time.
    Thank you
    MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU ALL

  69. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the post Renee. This is a timely post and a "heads up" from God because this morning I read Ephesians 2:10 and Psalms 139: 13 – 14. I am at a place where I am just starting to realize that HE loves and cares for me and only wants the very best for me.

    Thanks for the reassurance that God loves me and wants me to live "loved". I am AnnMarie, age 49 and I am from Jamaica. If I receive the prize, I would share it with my daughter, Sachan who struggles with words that were inflicted on her. I must confess that I have inflicted some of those words because of situations that I was going through. Please pray for both of us.

    I love the input from Sheri and I am going to copy it so I can read it over and over until it sinks deep into my spirit.

    My email is dixoname@msn.com.

  70. I WOULD LOVE TO RECEIVE TO THE COACHING AND CD FOR MYSELF AND MY NIECE, WE ARE BOTH IN PLACE THAT'S DARK…

  71. Thank you! Started Beth Moore's series "Believing God" just last night at church and we are asked to note each day for th enext five days a God inspired moment. That was reading today's post from the two of you. If there is one lie I have carried to detriment it is believing I was unloveable and a failure. God is showing up in huge ways in my life right now as I search for new employment and begin moving past doubt to opening my own little online art store. Who would I share with? Multiple people – 7 wonderful ladies in my small group would enjoy the journey of any of the CD's with me, but there is one I would most definately love to give a copy to. My friend Terry lost her son recently, but she's the one who when you marry theology with faith and belief is the most Godly Girl I've ever met. I believe reaffirming her own sense of God's love for her would be a most precious gift. Thank you both for today's words! Jennifer

  72. Hi my name is Barb Wall I am 55 years "young!" I have lived in Dallas for the last 25 years but because oh a horrible experience in my life I have just moved to Denton,Texas (for awhile)I would share this with my 23 yaer old daughter Natalie. My sweet husband Steve went home 7 yeras ago–she is my middle child and has taken her Father's death the hardest.She has an alomost 3 year old daughter Simone (light of my life!!)–they are liveing in a motel and I start my day praying her them(and my other 2 children) she is I am afraid not going down a right path. Thank you and I would love to win!! Have a blessed day!! Barb

  73. Hi, I'm Debbie from upstate NY and I am 51. If I receive the bible coaching or cd's I would share them with my bestest friend Sheri. She has stood by me & my family thru the heartache of a stillborn son and an accident 5 years ago that has left me partially disabled. You ladies are a blessing, thank you!

  74. Anonymous says:

    HI,
    My name is Angelica, I just turned 39 3 days ago. Thank you for todays encouragement, I could not stop sobbing as I was reading this morning.This is beautiful.
    Receiving the Cd's, I would share with my friend Nubia,who is very dear and always reminding me of how much God loves me, she is a great encourager.

  75. My name is Windi Raper.. I will be 35 on March 13th. I am from Broxton, Georgia. I love reading all your stories and quotes. I have experienced a lot of life changing events over the past three years. But God has brought me through them every one. If I were to win any of the prizes, I really don't know who I would share them with. I would love to use them as a devotional or teaching with the Ladies Ministry at my church New Life Christian Worship Center. There are so many hurting ladies and girls in this word that need to know they ARE somebody special to God!!! I own a bridal and formalwear shop, and I see the hurts every day.. I did have a customer in here last Saturday with her daughter. She has had a stroke and can only utter sounds for yes and now. She is severely paralyzed on her right side. I WOULD GIVE IT TO HER!!!
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words daily!!!
    God Bless,
    Windi Raper

  76. Anonymous says:

    My name is Denise, I am 39 & I want to fulfill God's purpose for my life or get close to it before I turn 40. I was recently terminated from my job & God has helped me to see the root of inferiority I have felt about myself. I would appreciate the coaching &/or the cds as I know they would help God's work in me to see myself as he sees me in Christ & not the lie of inferiority I have felt for so long. I would share my gift with my sister Diane, who has been a great friend & sister to me during this time.

  77. I am Kathy, I will soon be 50. I am the mother of 3 boys and a wife to a newly retired Airman (24 yrs of service). I am living in Utah. I would share with my good friend Barbra-Sue who is rocking being a single mom but still can use encouragement.

  78. Anonymous says:

    Hello Renee,
    Im 43 and live in MI…I read some of the messages and suddenly decided that there are hurting people who need this gift more than I might. But I wanted to let you know your P31 message had perfect timing in my life, I just got home from a job interview at a desperate time in my life. It gave me chills which let me know God was speaking to me thru you. Thank you. I'll pray the perfect person receives your gift. Keep doing what you do. You touch lives.

  79. Hello! I am Jill and I live in Illinois. I would share the CD with my mother in law. She is always looking for something uplifting and encouraging. This would be a great thing for the both of us.

  80. Anonymous says:

    Good morning ladies! My name is Cindy and I am 47. I struggle with the enemy's lies regularly and I would appreciate the coaching or the cd more than you know. I would share it with a neighbor who does not know the Lord. She has recently overcome stage 4 cervical cancer and still is in and out of the hospital from the effects of treatment on her body. She is the sole provider as her husband has just lost his job. It seems as if the enemy works overtime to bring this family with 4 kids down. She has no joy and blames herself for everything! I would love to able to introduce her to the love of Christ through your gifts!
    Thank you for the opportunity.
    Blessings,
    Cindy J

  81. Hey, I'm 53…(did I say that? 🙂 My name is Carla and I would share/work with my dear, dear daughter, Lindsay…We both need to know Father God delights in us us…<3

  82. Hi Renee and Sheri,
    My name is Evalyn, I'm 50 and I am struggling with a lifelong self-esteem and self confidence issues. It has begun to affect my marriage (husband has expressed a desire for open marriage and to date others while married to me) and has definitely affected my career. To deflect those lies that Satan pours into my soul each day is an hour-by-hour struggle every day. I would share this coaching or the CDs with my dear friend Jan who is also struggling with career direction and is single.

  83. Hi Ladies,

    My name is Marla Sulcer. I will be 38yo in April and I live in Louisiana. It would be a honor and blessing if I was chosen for the Coaching session and the CD because I would be able to bless others. I would invite my cousin to the Coaching session because she has really been through alot with depression, finances and marriage and she really needs to know her self worth in God. I would bless my bestfriend Myra who lives in Washington with the CD because she has been going thru alot in her marriage.
    Thanks for your blogs! It is truly inspirational!

  84. Thank you so very much for these encouraging words TODAY to this little ole girl in Alabama!!! For way too long, I have let negative words from others and myself control my life! I needed to hear this today! God is in control and loves me no matter what others may say about me. I would love to receive the "freebies" and if I receive the "freebies" I would share them with my friend, Tina, who is fighting a huge battle with depression right now. She loves God, but needs to "let go and let God!" She needs to see how much God loves her through everything she is going through. Thank you again for sharing this message with us today!
    Salty

  85. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I'm Dee, 60, from California. After a sleepless night worrying about my daughter, I received your encouraging email – it was just what I needed.

    I would love to share the coaching and "His Princess" with my daughter who is at a cross-road in her life and desperately needs to comprehend the love of God which surpasses knowledge. Your material sounds like exactly what would help her.
    Thanking God for your ministry.

  86. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful Wednesday to all:
    My name is Rebecca and I am 43. I live in Texas. I already feel uplifted by the wonderful words of wisdom from Renee and Sheri. My oldest daughter, only 23, is going through a difficult time with her husband. They are currently separated and she and our 11 month old granddaughter live with us for now. I would love to share the all of this wonderful information with her. She is feeling very down. Satan is constantly lying to her. Thank you for the words of wisdom and inspiration.
    Rebecca

  87. Hi Renee,
    I am Lisa. I am 55.
    If I am lucky enough to receive the coaching or CD's, I would share them with my friend, Connie, who has been a life-sharing, bible-sharing buddy for several years.
    I am looking forward to learning more about how I, too, can shed the lies in my life.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  88. Anonymous says:

    Hi I am from TN and if I won I would give the extra set to mother who is not walking close to the Lord. I am also struggling to find who I am in Christ and what He is wanting me to do. I love the Lord and have 6 beautiful children. This is my second marriage and recently have found out my husband has been unfaithful. I am struggling not with forgiveness but forgetting 🙂 I now have found out that I need neck surgery for several slipped discs. It seems that when I take 1 step forward I get thrown 2 steps back. This might be exactly what I need. Thanks and God bless ladies

  89. I found your website when I was searching for help 3 months ago. Thanks for all the help then and since that time.
    beverly

  90. Anonymous says:

    SHERI ROSE

    Mary, 52, Brewer, Maine
    I will invite my pastor wife who is battling breast cancer at the moment.
    ladystuart13@msn.com

  91. Melanie McKinley says:

    Hi, My name is Melanie McKinley and I am 44 years old and live in Chickasha, ok. I have struggled since a teen believing and knowing God loves me and sees me as special – beautiful. If I recieve the coaching or cd's I would share them with my sister (whom I met for the first time in 2006). She too has struggled to accept Gods precious gift of love. Thank you for your devotion this morning it was just what this heart needed.

  92. Anonymous says:

    This was awesome! Thank you so much. I'm Sarah from Tx and am 30ish. 🙂

  93. Anonymous says:

    Hi,I'm Johnna I am 45 and I live in Fairmont, W.Va I would love to have the HIS Princess CD AND HIS Princess Book.To Know the Love of MY Daddy GOD and to share it with my two daughters,and future daughter in laws. Thanks, Much in love Johnna. johnnabernardo8@yahoo.com

  94. My name is Cadi from Vancouver, B.C. and I would share this generous gift to a friend in her early 20's who is going through an abusive marriage. She needs these reminders and I'm off to share your sites with her now!

  95. Hi Renee,
    I am so happy to find your article and the coaching opportunity!

    I've celebrated my 50th Birthday, and I still have LOTS MORE in life to accomplish!

    The prize of your gifts, I would share with my dear friend Diana, single mom of 2 precious boys.

    What a blessing this boost of encouragement would be as we journey forward!

    Many Thanks,

    Rebecca

  96. Anonymous says:

    My name is Jeanette and I'm. 39. I would share the winnings with our homeschool network leader because she told me about you and your books and many people in our group bought your books because of her and have been blessed. We would put the cd in our homeschool lending ibrary to share with all.
    Thanks!
    Jeanette
    Jeanette_w@hotmail.com

  97. Anonymous says:

    Hi Renee,
    Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us. What an encouraging word at just the right time.My name is Barbara and I am 27 years old. I live in Florida.I would share the coaching and cd with my pastor's wife Beth. She is a sweet lady who loves the Lord with all she is, but she gets discouraged and listens to the enemy's lies sometimes.This would be such a blessing to us both I believe.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  98. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I am Tammy, almost 48, I live in Arkansas. If I was to win I would share with my sister. We both would benefit from this. Thanks

  99. I'm Cathy and 43 years old from Mississippi. I have recently had the blessing of seeing God's love for me – still growing in that love! If I received anything, I was having trouble deciding who would benefit the most. I would have to say my mom, who struggles daily with feelings of self-worth, depression and guilt over things not her fault. While I am blessed to say that my 18-year-old daughter has broken the chain of these feelings and lives victoriously in the security of God's love!
    Thank you for sharing the love of God through your ministry!

  100. Anonymous says:

    Hello Sisters!
    I am Christine. I would share the gifts with my Mother and friend Cheri.

    your words brought me to tears. It touched my heart deeply and penetrated my soul. thank you for the encouraging words of LOVE.

    many blessings

    Christine Mc – Iowa

  101. Anonymous says:

    Hi there,

    My name is Tracy and I am 35. I am a new mom and my heart's desire is to strengthen myself and my self image in the Lord so that the little lady who is watching me so closely will have a Godly rolemodel to follow. I would share this with my mother who has been given a lot to handle in her life and who struggles with feeling loved and a woman to be cherished. She deserately needs a message like this. Thank you for shining God's love and truth in your lives!
    Tracy

  102. Hi, my name is Stacey from Georgia, I would love to win the gift pack. If I won I would take one of my great friends who has been a wonderful blessing to me. I would also give her and her husband the extra CD. They have struggled with having a child for a couple of years and needs to know that they are still loved and that God has a great plan for them. My email is sstevens18@hotmail.com

  103. Hi there! My name is Rebecca and I'm 36 years old. I live in MS and would love to share the coaching or cds with my sister!

    Thanks for sharing some important truth today!

    Prayers and blessings,
    Rebecca

  104. Thank you for this message today. I really need to find a way for this to settle in my heart and soul and change my outlook on myself and my life. I have "head knowledge" of God's love but it's hard for that to work it's way into "heart knowledge."

    I am forty years old and looking to find God's will for me in this next decade. I live in Missouri and I am a professional with three children and a passion for adoption. I am currently reading "Made to Crave" and I have just discovered your blog and Proverbs 31 Ministries. You are all a blessing to me.

    If I win, I will share this gift with my sister. She is just starting her journey as a wife and mother and I think she would love to participate with me.

    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Lori

  105. I just saw Sheri's book not too long ago. I must have it!! I'm adding it to my Amazon cart and buying it with my next order. 🙂

    Your words are soothing to my soul today sweet sisters.

    I'm Lisa from Texas and I'm forty. Y'all have a great day 😀

  106. Anonymous says:

    Hi – My name is Kim and I am 49 years old. I live outside of Clayton, NC, in the Cleveland School area.

    I would chose my niece Brook and my friend Danielle to share in the bible-coaching and the CDs. They are both single moms, smart, beautiful. But, they struggle with their self-worth, ability as parents, and with feeling overwhelmed. I pray for them a lot.

    Thanks for an awesome blog….I too, have fought the lies all my life that I heard growing up in a violent, drunken broken home. God is GREAT–I am loved, and I am worthy!

    Thanks, Ladies,
    Kim

  107. Hello Ms. Renee & Ms. Sheri,
    My name is Selena and I'm 33 y/o, mother of a 6 y/o boy that I love and adore and a wife to my amazing husband of 14 years. We are currently in Sierra Vista, AZ. I am in a womens bible study that just finished up the book of Jonah with Priscilla Shirer. Image always worrying about things that are out of my control and I have found great comfort in knowing that God will always take care of me even when it is in a different way than I had planned. I would share Living "Loved" with my womens group as well as my sister that is "lost" and trying to find her way. Thank you for this opportunity.

    God bless,
    Selena

  108. I was thrilled to read your P31 devotion today and associated blog. As usual, the Lord sent His words right on time – when I needed most to hear this reminder. Although I am going thru many trials, I try to remember daily to thank my Father in Heaven before my feet hit the floor in the morning.

    I will be 44 in April. I would share the additional copy with my cousin Brenda who is at a difficult spot in her life and just coming to Christ.

  109. Anonymous says:

    I'm Jane, 61, living in central Iowa and I have facilitated His Princess 6-week study last year at our church and have given Sheri's books as gifts…..they are so encouraging for women. I would share any giveaway with my friend, Tamera, the mother of four boys

  110. Dear Renee and Sherri,
    My name is Peggy and I just turned 54 yrs. old. I have been married for 32 yrs. and have never been respected by my husband or loved the way a wife should be. Most of the problem stems from my husband's alcohol addiction. I have been physically and emotionally abused by this person, but because I don't believe in divorce, have stayed in the married. My self-esteem, well I'll be honest, what self esteem! I have none. I have isolated myself from almost everyone. My best friend, my mother, passed away 1 yr. ago today.
    If I were to receive the 2 bible life coaching sessions I would share one with a friend, Mary Ruth. I would give the CD to my daughter.
    Thank you both for your generosity and may God bless you.
    Peggy

  111. I'm Melissa, 26, from Mississippi. I would love to have any of these prizes to share with my mom. We are just alike and even struggle with similar things sometimes. My current struggle is learning to live loved! This post spoke directly to my heart. My goal this year is to learn to live loved, and really believe how much God loves me. I know it in my head, but I REALLY want to know it deep in my soul.

  112. Hello my name is Jennifer and I live in Texas. Reading your blog today hit me straight in the heart. I've been dealing and working on myself for about a month now. I suffered severe emotional abuse as a child and now at 32 I didn't even feel worthy of Gods love. I'm building a relationship now with God and realizing different. If I were to receive the package I'd share it with my daughter. Thank you and God bless u!

  113. Thanks so much for your P31 devo today! I needed it! I'm Jill from Indiana and I'm 42. I would probably share with a friend who has had been a support for mee through some difficult struggles and has is going through her own trials right now. Thanks.

  114. I'm 51 and live in Hawaii. I would share this with my daughter in Oregon who misses me and whom I miss greatly.

    Pam

  115. Oh Renee, I loved your devo and this post! Sheri's words about identity theft hit home and go along with what God's been putting on my heart! Thanks so much for sharing!

    As for me, I'm Jill from Iowa and on Friday I'll be 35. I'd share the coaching with my dear friend and mentor trusting it would bless us both as God is putting new adventures on our heart. I'd pass one of the CD's to my good friend, Allison who is a little nervous about adding her 4th child later this month.

    Blessings,
    Jill

  116. I am loved by God , though I'm not as good as some people's standards. And more than that , I love people for who they are and do not dislike them for not meeting my standards .

  117. Hi, my name is Leah and I'm 54. I love the topic today. It perfectly fits me – the friendly, out-going person with a gift of hospitality, but who secretly lives with such insecurity that without the love of Christ, would threaten to become frozen by fear of rejection and past regrets. I am so thankful that God snatched me as a little girl up into His arms and held my heart through nearly a lifetime of verbal abuse, oppression and even self-condemnation. And even now has delivered me and is raising me up to fully become the woman He planned for me to be!
    I would love to share this with a couple of dear women who, like me, need to be reminded daily of God's loving hand in their lives and how valuable they are to Him. I will pray for God to reveal which one.

  118. Hi Renee and Sheri, I'm Mary Logan, 40, from Greenville SC.

    I would share the life coaching sessions or the CD with my friend Kimberly Robinson. Kim and I encourage each other through email daily, we enjoy sharing and discussing the Proverbs 31 blogs. Our friendship is priceless, we don’t see each other a lot but I can always count on her to encourage me when I am down on myself.
    Thanks for sharing your gift.
    Mary L

  119. Hi, the stress of raising kids and on top of that, raising kids with an unbelieving husband who chips away me and our two kids' self esteem with hurtful words can be overwhelming when we lose sight of how much God loves us. It's a battle and I have to give the Lord my mind to in order to be sane. Too mnay times I just wan to lose it all by giving in to the lies.
    I would give the copies to my or sister or friend.

  120. The stress of raising two kids with an unbelieving spouse are hard but when hurtful words are used, it is hard not to let the lies replaces the truth. I struggle so much to stay sane and grow up in my faith despite all the times I've let God down with my anger, attitudes and actions just because it hurts so much.
    I would give the copies to my sister, my friend.

  121. Thank you so much for your post. I needed that today! I have battled this my whole life and as I have been teaching 5th and 6th grade girls I am aware they are already battling the lies.

  122. The fb post from Proverbs 31 is what led me to your site and today's post. Oh my, I began to cry when I read your words. I asked Jesus into my heart around the age of 6 and I've been involved in church all my life. But it hasn't been until recently that I am beginning to understand his love for me. It isn't based on what I do or what I don't do. He loves me no matter what. I feel like I'm on the 20-year plan, too. I'm trying to grasp it and I'm so thankful for his mercy and grace in continuing to show me just how much with posts like yours, songs on Christian radio, and devotions that continue to drill it in. HE LOVES ME! I have read His Princess through once and am in the process of reading it through again. Such beautiful words Sheri has written. I'm so thankful how God has used her book to speak to this heart that struggles to accept HIS unconditional love. I'm 40, live in the heart of NC, and if I should win would share these gifts with my friend, Missi.

    Again, thank you for letting God speak his love through you to me today.

    Sweet Blessings,
    Pam
    mcason@nc.rr.com

  123. What an awesome blessing this post is and how wonderful it would be to win the giveaway! If I won, I would give the other gift to my sweet friend Mary, who is a daily encourager to me and those who know her. She is in the midst of a lot right now and I know this would encourage her the way she does for others.
    Thank you so much!
    Sarah
    slynh@windstream.net

  124. Anonymous says:

    Hi,

    I am new to your blog (three days). A friend shared it with me and I am so needing the encouragment. I have been out of work since August due to downsizing of the company I loved working for. Looking for work has been difficult especially at the age of 58.

    I would share the coaching or CDs with my friend Babs, she has had a lot to deal with in her life and has done so remarkably well. She is loving, caring and the best of friends.

    Cathy (Burnsville, MN)

  125. Jennifer says:

    My name is Jennifer and I am going to be 50 this year. I have spent hours upon hours over 14 years time trying to learn and believe truth, and have once again found myself battling depression. The training you spoke of would truly be a gift. I know many of us need it.

    The letter from our Father was very meaningful to me b/c it said "I see you fight for truth." The timing of this encouragement was truly miraculous.

    The Lord has allowed me to minister, even in this place, to a friend named Lou Ann who grew up with a similar "religious" background and family. I would share any learning materials with her.

    I would be more than grateful for any part of these offers. Thank you so much for confiding that it has taken you so long to learn and unlearn things. I have truly believed for a very long time that I am alone in being so slow to learn. Thank you for your ministry and your consideration.

  126. Anonymous says:

    Hi-
    I'm Amy, 31, and live in WI. My husband and I have 2 wonderful children-the youngest our first boy who is 5 weeks old. I would share the coaching w/ my twin sister. We could grow and learn together.

    Amy V.

  127. My heart about just jumped out of my skin when I read this introduction. Reading this today has encouraged me in a mighty way.

    Dyslexia—Sheri Rose has (in God’s strength) become a Best Selling and award-winning author. Sheri Rose is also an internationally known speaker and Bible life coach.

    I also struggled with dyslexia when I was a child. I grew up thinking that something was wrong with me.

    I am forty five years old now and I am fighting hard to overcome this lie. The lie screams at me day and night, "you are dumb and your writing is awful."

    Fear that something is wrong with me, I have a hard time stepping out and taking risks.

    I want to write for the Lord and daily I have to work through the mental block of doubt and fear.

    If I were to win I would share with my friend who is struggeling in her marriage. She is broken hearted, a mother of two, and she is standing strong to fight for her marriage. Her husband had an affair and he is overcoming a sexual addiction as well.

  128. Anonymous says:

    Hi,
    My name is Christina. I am 37 years old, and I live in Ohio. It was so encouraging to read your messages today; I've battled self-esteem issues since I was a girl and want desperately to break free from those chains.

    If I received the gift pack, I would share the coaching with my friend Teresa. She has had two brain surgeries, which have left her with some visible deficits. She is an amazing woman who loves God with all of her heart and always seeks to be closer to Him.

    I would share the CD with my mom (is worrying genetic??!).

    Thank you for sharing yourselves with others to build up God's Kingdom!!

    branch706@bex.net

  129. Dear Renee, Thank you so much for your loving message today, I believe it was God's reminder to me at this time when my heart was painful from repeated blows on already open wound!
    I was holding my sleeping baby while reading halfway into your message, tears blurred my eyes forcing me to close and pray and thank Him who loved me so dearly.

  130. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I'm Adrienne, 36, and from California. I'd love to share the coaching with my friend, Jennifer, who has a hard time accepting God's abundant grace and love.
    Thanks for offering such a great blessing!

    adrienne_delatorre@yahoo.com

  131. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, thank you , thank you for this huge and much needed encouragement and reassurance. I hadn't heard of Sheri Rose's books but will investigate. And Leebird, first to post here…I could also have written that first paragraph! I'll be turning 42 this year and very disappointed in my responses to God in the past two years. I don't want to waste any more time or go round in circles and would like to get right past all my fears, resistance and hang-up's!

  132. Anonymous says:

    Can I just say I am sobbing right now! I just left a leadership conference and I so needed to here this today. I have really been struggling with discerning God's voice within ministry lately and because of my past, allowing satan to get in those jabs. I have come a long way in my journey but find myself at yet another crossroad. I would share the gift of coaching with a friend who is having difficulty in her marriage and who is also burdened with a dysfunctional upbringing. The Cd's I would share with another gal within this group who is also struggling with realizing who she is in Chrst.(the heart – not head knowledge!) Thank you so much for your words and sharing your journey with us! You have both blessed me this day.
    Monica Turley (40 yrs in 2 weeks!)
    longasilive@aol.com

  133. I'm Jane, 49 and live in NC. I would share the life coaching and/or CDs with my neighbor who has faced many difficulties this year.

  134. My name is Jaymie, I am 40 and I live in Indiana. I would share the coaching or CD with my SIL. She has had SO much stress this year already and I am worried about how she is holding up with everything.

    Thanks!

  135. Anonymous says:

    My name is Beverly. I just turned 31 in January and I live in Grand Rapids, MI. I am a single mom of a 6 year old little lady. I would share this with my friend who is going through some tough times.

    A friend sent me to your website and this is the first time I have looked through it. How inspiring, comforting, and just what I need. Wish I would have known about it sooner!
    Thank you!

  136. I'm Amy, and I'm 32. If I were to win, I'd share either one with my friend Susan. She's been like my mentor for the past few years, and this year has been hard for her. I know that she likes Sheri's book and that she'd love to hear more from her.

    Thanks!
    Amy

  137. Hi I'm Karen, age 45, from central Illinois! I would share the gifts with my beautiful sister Deb. Thanks so much for your wonderful words of encouragement! God bless!

  138. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Tonight I so needed to read this.

    If I received the coaching or cd's, I would share them with my wonderful mother in law. She has been such a blessing in my life. She deserves to be reminded again how loved she is.

    I'm going to do the fast. It will be so hard for me but it is just the thing I need to do.
    Thank you,
    Jennifer

  139. Anonymous says:

    Renee,
    I read your posting on Jill Savage's site and it so spoke to my heart today. I am a stay-at-home Mom with four kids – a 5-year old son and 19-month triplet girls. Most days are joy-filled, but this week I had one of those days. I had to apologize to my son several times and explain that today Mama needed the attitude adjustment.
    So, your posting lifted my spirits and reminded me of all the reasons I love to be at home, even when I don't do the job I want to do.
    Thanks for sharing your heart:)
    In His service,
    Barb
    troybarbumland@sbcglobal.net

  140. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much. Your submission to Encouragement for Today's Woman sincerely touched me and reminded that God is so close to me anwants the best for me. I am not worthy of His love but everyday He tells me that I am. I am striving to be better for Him, to be the woman that He wants me to be. Please pray for me, sending my prayers for you and your family.

  141. What a message! I find myself believing the lies Satan whispers in my ear. I am a daughter of the King of Kings but sometimes forget that fact! Thank you again for this reminder that I can choose to believe that Christ walks with me to help me moment by moment. If I won giveaway I'd share with my friend Nancy who also has a hard time believing she should live the good life with self esteem.

  142. i'm cheryl soon to be 49. i would love to share the cd with my daugh
    ter or my friend jeri. i ever feel good enough.

  143. Hello Renee and Sheri,

    Ladies, you both are a blessing!

    My name is Sylvia and I recently turned 50! I live in sunny Florida.

    Thank you for your words of encouragement and reminder of Father's love for us. Sometimes I forget how crazy God is about me! Zephaniah 3:17 is one of my favorite scriptures. I share it often, but only recently did I truly receive it for myself.

    Renee, I printed out the scriptures you shared and gave them to my daughter. One of the hardest things for me will be…Fast speaking lies. How powerful are our words and sometimes they just slip out.

    Shari, I had your book and recently gave it away to my Mother-in-Law for her birthday, after reading one of God's love letters to her on the phone. It made her cry and she hardly ever cries. I know that particular letter was meant for my mother, who suffers with bi-polar disorder and Father God ordained the perfect time to share it.

    I also wanted to share, I felt led to give my two sisters, who recently lost their father (my step-father) your book instead of a symphathy card. We live in three separate states. I know these beautiful letters are ministering healing to them.

    I would share the book and your CD with my precious 16 year old daughter(who also has a learning disability),as she is walking through a time of healing and truly needs to know how much her King loves her and the beautiful Princess she is. I would invite and share the the Bible life-coaching CD with hopefully more than one friend in my home. I would give away a CD to a friend who walks the journey with a special needs child. My son is autistic and our whole family is walking through a time of healing. Father God is faithful!

    Abundant Blessings!

  144. My name is Jimena, I'm 29 and live in south Florida. Today's devotional and blog post was truth spoken directly to my heart. The prayer brought me to tears. If I win I would share the coaching with my best friend and the CD with.another close friend. If I don't win I will definitely be buying the book. Thanks for such a beautiful message ladies. God bless 🙂

    ferji425@gmail.com

  145. Anonymous says:

    Hello Ladies,

    My name is Juanita. I am 29. I live in South Louisiana. And I would share both with a good friend of mine. I have only known her for just a few months but it seems that our past are very similar and we have become great friends encouraging one another in the Lord.

    Thank you for the giveawya.

    juanita641981@yahoo.com

  146. Dear Friends,
    I am 44 and I live in KS. I would give one gift to a friend I work with and the other my sisters and I would share between us! Thank you Sheri for your words. God is truly speaking thru you.

    God Bless You Both
    natalie

  147. Anonymous says:

    Karla (25) from WI…. would love to get this and share with my closet friend who moved far away from me or for my mother-in-law…we want to do a bible study but live up here where there arent tons of people. This is so inspiring! thank you!

  148. Hi Renee and Sheri,

    I am Robyn from Millington Tn. I battled for years with the feeling that I was no good and that God wanted nothing to do with me. It is amazing that His love is unconditional and that He loves women so much. That He loves me so much. I am very thankful to you Renee that you reminded me of how important I am to the Lord.

    Blessings to both of you,
    Robyn

  149. Grace Lane says:

    I'm 54 years old and have been walking with the Lord for most of my life. I know God loves me, but I know my problem is sometimes that I don't love myself. Thank you, thank you for sharing these truths.
    I live in Peru, IN, and would share the coaching or the CD's with my daughter. She is a college student and struggles with her self-confidence and worth.
    My e-mail adress is gplhome@sbcglobal.net.
    May the Lord continue to bless your ministry as you speak His truth.
    Grace

  150. My name is Marla and I'm 48. I live in Montana. I would love to give the extra CD to a young lady that I am caregiver of. I believe it would really touch her heart. The extra coaching session would go to my dear friend Teresa. Thank you for the chance to win.

    koinonia572001@yahoo.com

  151. Kristi Golden says:

    Thank you for your sweet words of truth and encouragement. I thought about the challenge to not speak negative about yourself for a week…..how heartbreaking to think I didn't know if that was possible….then I thought about how as a mom I'd feel if my girls felt that doing that challenge would be impossible. Heartbreaking….

    Thank you for a wonderful picture into God's love for us and our worth to Him.

    I'd share prizes with my wonderful girlfriend/sister by choice Deb — a single gal who is out in the big bad work world trying to prove her worth — how much better would her days and her stress level be to be reminded how important and worthy she is to God.

  152. I'm Alvesa from Victoria, Tx HOWDY…lol. I would share the bible study coaching with my sister, who just recently, by the grace of God, has had her marriage restored. If I won the cd's I would share them with my 14 year old daughter who loves the Lord with all her heart, but struggles to see who she is in the eyes of God. Thank you so much for your ministry.
    Alvesa Benavides
    Victoria, Tx
    Alvesabenavides@nbcvictoria.org

  153. Hi I'm Alvesa from Victoria, Tx if I won the bible coaching I would share with my wonderful sister & if I won the Cd I would give one to my 14 year old that loves the Lord with all her heart but struggles to see who she is in God's eye.
    Thanks for you ministry.
    Alvesa B
    Victoria, TX
    alvesabenavides@nbcvictoria.org

  154. Anonymous says:

    My name is Sharon and I am 56 yrs. old. I would share these wonderful gifts with my sweet sister Laurie.

    You are both such a beautiful blessing! thank you!

  155. Hi,

    My name is Kim. I am 39 years young. I live in Atlanta, GA. If I was blessed to receive one of the gifts, I would share it with my sweet daughter in the faith. She is passionately seeking a relationship with God. And I must say, I am proud of her for desiring God more of a relationship with God.

  156. Anonymous says:

    (Oops…error on initial post)

    Hi,

    My name is Kim. I am 39 years young. I live in Atlanta, GA. If I was blessed to receive one of the gifts, I would share it with my sweet daughter in the faith. She is passionately seeking a relationship with God. And I must say, I am proud of her for desiring God more than things.

    His,
    Kim

  157. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for these precious thoughts in todays devotional. God bless you for them.
    My name is Fannie. I am 67. I live in Kansas. I am not sure who I would give any of these to but I know God will put a special person on my heart if I should win.
    My e-mail is fgoldsmith@cox.net

  158. Anonymous says:

    How inspiring! I would be so blessed to be the winner. I am currently 37years old and have battled with depression since i was 18. I am at a crossroads in my life and want to ensure that I am living my life as god intended it to be.
    As for a friend or family member, this is something that i would need to pray about as that should be god's choice not mine.
    God bless you!

  159. Anonymous says:

    I will be 42 in exactly one month from today! I don't know if it is too late for the drawing or not, but since I came across this somewhat "accidently" I thought it was a good push for me to post. Your message was exactly what I needed to hear this morning and the idea of having a Bible Life Coach for a whole month sounds like exactly what I need in my life right now. About 2 months ago my husband and I got in a huge fight, and when I say huge, I mean HUGE. I said things to my husband that should have never been said and am slowly trying to put the pieces back together and earn back my husband's trust in the words I choose It has been come and go since then. I am doing my best to turn to God and be guided by Him to know what to do and who to be. Having someone coach me for a month would be such a blessing. I would share the coaching and the CDs with a good friend of mine, Karen, who has gone back to school to get her teaching degree and I know she is feeling stressed out and overwhelmed during this very exciting time in her life-these things would help her catch her breath.

    Thanks for your meaningful words.
    Make it a blessed day!

    mnjerseygirl@gmail.com

  160. Hilda Quintanilla says:

    Hilda Quintanilla
    Southeasternmost California
    37
    My "God-mom"

    Blessings

  161. Brandie says:

    My name is Brandie and I am 34 from Indiana. Amazing! That is all I can really say. Sheri and Renee you have truly turned the light on for me! Thank you! It is hard to see that you are loved, when you don't love yourself or are struggling with finding who you are. I am slowly getting there, but I deal with constant head chatter on how I could do so much better. I am a work in progress, but I am getting there! Again, thank you for this post!

  162. I would share the gifts with my friend Nancy, she has a hard time letting go of past hurts and I'm always trying to get her to see that it is ok to let go She's also going through some tough times and I try to get her to give it up to God.

  163. My name is Bianca, I am 29, live in Virginia and I would invite my mother as I believe it would be most beneficial to us both! Thank you!

    b.vafashionista@gmail.com

  164. I would invite Melanie for coaching and give the extra copy of the CD to my 14 year old son who struggles with anxiety and OCD.

  165. My name is Karen, I am 44 and live near Kalamazoo. Your devotion, Renee, really touched a deep place within me. I needed that reminder, the fact that He loves me not because I'm doing anything for Him but simply because I am His. I'm having a hard time lately wrapping my head around the fact that He can take and interest in me, amongst the billions of people on this earth, let alone love me regardless of what I do or don't do and many other things. So I clicked on the link to your blog where I read the list of who I am in Christ. Thank you for that. Thanks to Sheri also. It was a very meaningful message for me. So, on to the giveaway: the CD I would give to my mother-in-law; she is a constant worrier. The coaching is a more difficult choice. One of my 3 oldest and dearest friends or a very special young woman I've known for her lifetime & have been very close to.

    Again, many thanks for sharing the truths we so desperately need to hear.

  166. I am 51 and my name is Patricia.I live in Maryville, TN. I have been blessed with raising five beautiful children. three are grown now and married, but I still have a 17 year old and a 10 year old at home. I also have three beautiful grandchildren ages 8, 4, and 9 months. I would give the second bible coaching session to my eldest daughter who just got married November 6. She has walked with the Lord from when she was little, but I believe she would welcome this gift. She invited me to a women's luncheon at her church where I was blessed to learn about this Proverbs 31 devotional site.

  167. mommyof2sons says:

    My name is Tina. I live in Ohio and will be 40 this summer. I really enjoyed this blog post. And would love to share the coaching or CDs with my close friend.

  168. Hi Renee and Sheri… Thanks so much sharing God's Love Letter to me today. I really needed to hear it. My name is Paula. I'm 44 and I live in Wisconsin. Just recently moved here with my husband and my dad. My dad passed away last week and even though my heart and mind knows He's with the Lord now, it's so hard to realize that my dad is not here to love me like He's always been. He's been the one constant person in my life that has shown me that I am special and valued. I miss him so much.

    Thanks for bringing my eyes back to our Heavenly Father Who is the One true love of my life and reminding me that I am His always.

    I'm not positive who I would share the 2 week life coach thing with, I've never done anything like it so I'm not sure what it is. Part of me would love to give it to my daughter seeing how we both are aching with the passing of my dad/her poppa. Same with the CD, I think. I'm not sure if she'd be willing to try it, but I guess if it happens then I'll leave those details in His Hands too to open her heart to hear Him again and the love He has for her.

    Thanks so much for your encouragement and love! God is clearly using you for building His Kingdom!

  169. Dori Cox says:

    Thank you for the encouragement today..I would share the CD and coaching with my niece, who is getting married in June. She needs to know that God loves her deeply, and she doesn't have to always be the center of everyone's attention. I truly enjoy your devotions! I am 51, and a worship leader in my church in Illinois, so I know how important it is to share with everyone that God loves them…no matter what!
    Dori Cox
    dori_cox@hotmail.com

  170. Anonymous says:

    I am 51, live in Texas, and feel I am on a roller coaster ride that will not stop. Each day I look forward to reading the devotionals I receive from Proverbs 31. I know God has something there just for me. So many times we give it to God and just keep taking it back.

    To be totally honest, I would have to search my heart, ask God to help me with the decision who to share these wonderful give aways with. I know several girlfriends who are in their own trial. Each person's trial is "huge" to them as it is their own personal situation.

    I thank God for women such as you who He has given the talent to share and are willing to share their hurts with others. Thank you both for being Jesus' hands and feet in this very troubled world.
    Dierdre

  171. This devotional is such a God thing for me. Just today I went and bought me a small spiral notebook so I could write verses about God's love. I have felt myself believing lies lately. I am 37 years old and live in Georgia. I would share the life coaching with my friend Malissa. Thank you!

  172. I'm Angela, 36, and in desparate need of any reminder that God is at work for me right now. I live in ND…where it's cold!

  173. Hi Renee. I am 44 years old and would love to offer this free Bible life-coaching session and extra cd to someone at our Bible Study group table who could definitely benefit from them – almost as much as I could!

    Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  174. Hi Renee. I am 44 years old would love to share the Bible life-coaching sessions and cd with a lady from my Bible study table at church. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  175. Anonymous says:

    hi my name is rose and i am 46 years old and from Baltimore. i would love to win this and give the 2nd one to my daughter. thank you and may God bless you.

  176. Anonymous says:

    Greetings in our loving Lord Jesus.
    My name is Brenda Manning, I'm 32yrs old and I live in Gallup, NM. I am a native american from the Navajo tribe. All my life I've struggled with love-receiving and giving it. When I thought I was beginning to understand God's love for me, I was hurt, betrayed and abandoned all over again. God is speaking to me about depending on people's love will always fail me and that I need to start depending on His love which will NEVER fail me. Just today I have surrendered the lies of love to Him and made a decision to receive God's love for me and to live loved from this day forward. To put His truths into my heart and believe His truths about love and not put my trust in people's love anymore. If I receive the coaching or cds I will share them with the women on the Navajo reservation who are blinded by abuse of every kind from the One True Love, Jesus.

  177. Anonymous says:

    computer just wants to do its own thing, I wasn't done. God bless you guys richly for your ministries to encourage and pray for us. Thank you for loving Jesus and doing His Will.

  178. My name is Vivian and I am 60 years old and reside in VA. I would share the cd with my church friends/ladies Bible study and the book with my sister-in-law in PA who recently lost her brother and had to have her mother taken to a nursing home for 24 hour care. Thanks for sharing and encouraging me.

  179. Anonymous says:

    My name is Kerri and I am 40 years old. I am from Binghamton, NY. If I won the coaching and CDs, I would share them with my cousin Tracy. She and I have been going through the Made to Crave journey together. We have been encouraging one another, supporting one another and praying for one another. Thank you so much for this beautiful post and for offering the contest.

  180. You bring comfort to my heart, sister. I wish we lived closer to one another; we could bask in God's love for us together!

    It is a hard concept to learn, practice, receive. To know that we are loved and then to believe it. I've messed up so many times in my life, feeling isolated from God because of my sin. I want to live better; to love better. To be so wrapped up in the heart of the Father, thus allowing him his work in me and through me.

    Thanks for joining me on the road in this season. I greatly appreciate your kind words of encouragement. You are a beautiful blossom in God's kingdom!

    peace~elaine

  181. My name is Debbie and I am 53. I'm from Iowa originally – in AZ for the past 33 years. Should my name be picked, I would share the coaching or cd with my daughter, Colleen. My email is: meeksdj@yahoo.com
    Thank you, Debbie

  182. Anonymous says:

    Hey Renee,

    I'm 44 and live in NC. I'm new to viewing your website. But I love what I've read.

    Over the past year, I've grown closer to the Lord than ever before. Mostly because I've been beginning to understand God's love for me personally. All the things I've known in my head all these years of being a Christian, I'm finally knowing in my heart. He is so amazing!

    If I win the coaching or CD's, I'd share them with my new friend Sandra. We were in a Bible Study together and I know she would love to have the coaching or CD. If I win the CD, I'd also share my own copy with my friends and sisters. I love passing on what I learn to others.

    Keep up the good work you are doing. It is so refreshing and uplifting to read through all that you've written. As a servant of Christ, wife, mom, homeschooler, daughter, sister, and friend, I'm thankful for a chance to breathe in the love of the Father through like-minded ladies. Now I can get back to my work with a spring in my step. Thank you and may the blessings you are bestowing on others return to you many times over!

    Brenda

  183. Anonymous says:

    Hello Lovely Ladies !! :-))
    I'm Linda, 45, from Brisbane, Qld, Australia!! I would love to share this beautiful pack with a lady who was once my husbands fiance some time ago. He didn't want to continue speaking with her, however I've made a friend who is struggling, in many ways similar to myself. I believe we would both be uplifted in His name.
    God bless you all, Linda xo
    starsoul@bigpond.net.au

  184. Thank you for a heart-opening post. I have been in the valley for several months now dealing with pain from past abuse and mistreatment and throughout being there God is emphasizing His unconditional love for me. I have had a hard time accepting God's unconditional love as all of my life I have been loved conditionally but God is patiently delivering me from that mentality; praise Him.

    I'm turning 30 this May and live in Michigan. Being in the valley right now I really believe I could benefit from some spiritual mentoring. I would give the other cd to my spiritual sister who wears so many hats; pastor's wife, mother of two under six years old, medical student, minister; I believe she could really use some time for herself that involves her being encouraged.

    God bless you 🙂

  185. Hi, my name is Christina and I am a wife and a homeschooling mother of 3. I'm 34 and I live in Little Chute Wisconsin.I would share the gifts with my friend, Laurel, who is also a homeschooling mom. She has showed me what it's like to be a godly woman. She is one of my dearest friends and the thought of spending some quality time together fellowshiping with God and one another is exciting.

  186. Anonymous says:

    My name is Jill and I am 33. I live in Alaska. I would share the cd or the study with my mom who lives too far away so we could connect more. Thank you for your blog and blessings to you and yours.

  187. Anonymous says:

    I know there are no coincidences, but this is uncanny! Just last week I was consoling the birth mother of our 3-year-old adopted daughter. We first met her when she picked us out of a stack of other profiles of hopeful adoptive parents. Since then I have tried to share with her God’s truth, little by little. In last week’s conversation, I told her that she is a daughter of the King! I told her that she does not have to believe the lies that keep her making bad choices and settling for less than God's best for her. Once she knows that she is the apple of God’s eye, she won’t need the approval of anyone else, and she will be able to replace the hurtful words hurled her way with words of truth from His Word. Through her tears and words of despair, I could tell that this was the first time she had ever heard such truth, but wasn't sure she could believe it. While there are times when she allows me in, and other times where she holds me at arms length, I know that our adoption story is bigger than the baby that was conceived, and God is trying to pursue her, trying to bring beauty from ashes. Life has not been easy for her, and the lies she has believed have taken their toll. Help me to help her please. Perhaps coaching from someone else, God has sent her way, might help her to see herself from His eyes? Certainly the gift of the book would be perfectly timed!

    My name is Kecia. I am 46 years old and live in southern CA. My own story is filled with years of self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness. When I was eight years old my parents divorced and after two years of trying to be the part-time father, my daddy just left. At 12, I found out that he wasn't even my birth father. He had adopted me when my birth father decided that he didn’t want to be my daddy. I internalized this double rejection (accepting the false identity you spoke about), and spent many years searching for the love I was missing. Only after escaping a five-year-long abusive relationship and then a failed marriage, I met my current husband and tried to start a family. As we suffered through six miscarriages, I believed the lie that I deserved it and had brought this misery upon us because of the bad decisions I had made in the past. God was able to use my circumstances to pierce the thick layer of lies that covered my soul and through His grace and mercy I finally saw the true face of my Savior! Nine years ago I committed my broken life to His Lordship and service. He has brought me full circle, and I have learned what it means to be adopted into the family of God! He makes everything beautiful in its time, and last October I was reunited with my adoptive daddy for the last three weeks of his life. Forgiveness reached down and restored the years the locusts had eaten.

    Now after experiencing adoption from the other side, I have been given the rare opportunity to witness, up close and personal, what it looks like when unconditional love invades the heart of the birth-mother and she is empowered to endure deeper pain, willingly pay a greater cost, and run the risk of losing her reputation for the sake of another. The courageous and selfless choice this young woman made has eternal value, and I want so badly for her to experience the unconditional love of her Father in Heaven. I want her to know she is His Princess! Sheri Rose, your “truth makeover” is just what she needs right now. No one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end, but I am convinced there are no coincidences… only God incidences!

    Thank you for your encouraging post; I consider it confirmation and a kiss from the King that we are on the right track. Thank you for allowing me to share our story, and I hope you will consider choosing us for this perfectly timed Living Loved Give-away.

    In Him,
    Bugsmadre

  188. Anonymous says:

    P.S. I would give the CD to my godson who has suffered with anxiety for the last 4 years and thought he was loosing his mind. Just recently he found out that he has Chiari I Malformation, a condition where brain tissue protrudes into the spinal column.

    Thanks for all you do for the Kingdom of God!
    Bugsmadre

  189. Kathy Chatterton age 38 from Price, Utah
    This was my first time reading your blog and I was very spiritually moved and motivated. The "Love Letter" touched my heart dearly. I plan to share it with my 15 year old daughter and would love to receive additional cd's for the two of us to experience together as she becomes a young woman and prepares to leave home in just a few short years.
    Thank you!

  190. Anonymous says:

    Dear Renee and Sheri,
    I'll be 35 this week and I live in Austin, Texas. I feel like I used to sparkle. I'm not sure how that changed, but lately I've been fighting – that's how it feels – to recapture that sense of knowing my worth in Christ. I have two precious daughters, 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old, and it grows more obvious everyday that they are watching me and absorbing into their hearts what comes from mine. With all that I am, I am struggling to fake for them what I can't genuinely muster on my own. I try to always look pretty, dress nicely, and workout, but will they see past the "pretty" veneer to the desperate dullness underneath? My fight is for them.
    If I was blessed with the package of goodies, I would share it with my friend Holley. She has a two-year-old son and just gave birth to another little prince several weeks ago. Her self-worth seems to have taken a dive since becoming a mom, as she struggles with self-doubt about nearly every decision she makes. I think that's why we're such good friends, because we have that in common!
    Thank you, ladies.
    With love,
    Gabrielle Shannan

  191. I'm Sarah from Ohio in my late 20's. I would love to share with my friend K. We both struggle with beleiving God has a plan for our lives.

  192. Hi there–I am Martha, 36, and live near Seattle, in the beautiful (and wet!) Pacific NW. I would love to share the coaching/CDs with my sisters, Sarah or Ruth. They would be blessed by them for sure.
    I just stumbled upon your blog and am blessed already…thank you.
    Martha

  193. I'm Shirley, I'm 43 and live in Las Vegas. I'd share these lovely gifts with a family member.

  194. Anonymous says:

    Hi! My name is Suzy and I am 36 years old and from Findlay, Ohio. Thank you for sharing the "truth makeover" with us…it is a piece that I am putting in my reference journal to refer back to when I need that reminder of His truth.

    If I would be chosen, I will share with my friend Trisha.

    Many blessings to you!

  195. Thanks for the opportunity. There are a couple of girlfriends I can share this with.

  196. Anonymous says:

    I am Karen from Camden, NC and I am 53 years young. What an awesome devotional and blog message. I needed to hear this today.

    If I win either of the sharing prizes, I will share with my friend Lisa. She has had a very hard year. He husband and mother were diagnosed with cancer and her daughter-in-law had kidney failure and required a kidney transplant. All of this happened at the same time.

    She is an incredible woman of faith but I know everyone needs encouragement.

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