What does it mean to be redeemed by grace? In her own words, Stacey Louiso tells her story of her remarkable journey:
Shame. Unbeknownst to me, shame played a huge part in my life. I carried it, internally, from childhood into adulthood. Accompanying shame were some dirty secrets that wreaked havoc on my life, leading me down many wrong paths, until one day I found myself fully broken. Some might perceive this as a bad thing-being broken-however, what transpired in the aftermath sent me down the right path… THE path to: Understanding, deep wisdom and most importantly, breaking free of the harlot spirit that controlled the very fiber of my being since birth. Jesus found me in troubled waters and forgave my transgressions. He healed my soul while breathing new life into this woman-once bound by seduction, now redeemed by Grace!
Join me for this transformative episode as I talk with author Stacey Louiso on her journey from bondage to freedom. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11185843.
Stacey Louiso is a Christian author of non-fiction books, short stories and poetry. She blogs at writingdownlife.com
Original image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Wil Kristen
The topic we discussed on this show wasn’t an easy one. Forgiveness is a subject that plagues the Christian and secular thinker. It’s not limited to just one type of person.
Dana Pratola gave us some insights into this topic. When I asked the question of why do people find it so hard to forgive, Dana made the statement that pride has something to do with it. “How dare you offend me?” I hadn’t thought of this aspect of not forgiving but when I thought about it later, I knew she had a point.
Another thing we discussed on this show, “I can forgive but not forget.” Dana let us know that God is quite aware of what we are capable of. She said we may never forget the injury that was done to use but we are mandated by God to forgive because He forgives us.
I highlighted two stories of people who were affected by a perpetrator — one woman’s only son was killed and the other victim was a pastor who was stabbed twenty times. In both of these incidences, the woman and the pastor forgave the people who hurt them.
We had a fascinating discussion. If you want to hear it, feel free to go to blogtalkradio.com/wluvradio or download the WLUV Radio app to listen in.