Christa Black

I’m sitting in a busy coffee shop right now, pausing to look around.  There are strangers, chairs, and the clinking of glasses.  There are conversations, laughs, babies and water.

worship-lyric-projectionAnd God is in it all, holding everything together as we’re forever floating and connected in an ocean of purest love.
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HeartMade3DPaper_SmallHeart Check

Take a moment and place your hand on your chest, breathing in deeply and becoming aware of the physical organ that beats inside to pump life and blood to every part of your body. The blood that’s pumped to your brain allows you to think and make decisions and causes the rest of your body to function.
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I grew up hating my heart.

heart-drawingI hated what came out of it….the inconsistency of my wounded emotions and the mystery of my whirlwind thoughts.  I hated that it seems to tether me behaviors I hated even more—addictions, perfectionism, and manipulation.
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Since I was a little girl, I’ve pretty much had the same routine each day.

HeartMade3DPaperWake up and immediately begin climbing a large mountain called Inadequacy.

To climb this ugly mountain, I’ve had to acquire certain skills:  Overachieving. Performance. Perfectionism.  Producing.
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We think traumas are big things, like tornados blowing up your house, abuse, wrecks, and tragic death.

Screen Shot 2016-03-06 at 2.37.05 PMBut trauma is any place where your capacity for pain exceeds your capacity for joy.

By that definition, we’ve all endured trauma, and are probably still carrying around some of the inner baggage.
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I made a bold statement yesterday while speaking at Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas.

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 10.15.30 AM“The amount that you love God is directly connected to the amount you love yourself.”

Want to learn more about this concept?  You can watch the entire message HERE.
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