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)”