Childhood sexual abuse, teenage substance abuse, and a tumoltuous dating relationship filled with physical and verbal abuse had left me silent.  Held captive by the lies of the evil one.  Yet I thought returning to Christ and marrying a godly man and becoming a purposeful pastor’s wife would wash it all away.  For years never realizing that I was still wearing a mask, believing the lie of Satan that no one would accept the real me.  Yet by God’s healing grace I have now been set free!

What a privilege it has been to be on the book launch team for Jo Ann Fore, When A Woman Finds Her Voice. Those of us on this journey together have cried, laughed, held each other up in prayer, and have picked  each other up when we have fallen.  All through on-line relationships!  WOW, isn’t that just like God?

I have taken the pledge Jo Ann has challenged us to take.  “I will become a silence breaker, courageously speaking what God presses me to share.”  My name is Cheryl Lutz, and I will use my voice!

How about you? Order your copy of Jo Ann Fore’s book, When a Woman Finds Her Voice.  You will be blessed!

My chains are gone I’ve been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing grace.”

Chris Tomlin, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

11 thoughts on “Voices

  1. Susan Contakes

    Dearest Cheryl,
    Bless you! It has been so wonderful to journey with you and get to know you as we both press forward to what Jesus is calling us on to.
    Philippians 3:12-14
    The Message (MSG)
    Focused on the Goal

    12-14 I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

    You are such an shining example of this verse and I am so thankful God crossed our paths.
    Bless you friend,

  2. teresa630

    Cheryl i love gathering on these pages with you and all the ladies from the launch team, where would I be without your prayers of hope during tough times? You are precious to my heart

  3. Gay Idle

    Chery, Love being on this journey and on this team of amazing women with you! I love to hear your heart in your words coming out boldly, so that others can step out of the darkness(the lies of the enemy), into the Light( the Truth of who we are in Christ and the Light of the Word, Himself).
    Can hardly wait to meet you and get to know you IRL, on the drive to the retreat!


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