Testimony – BETH
Below is a brief portion of Beth’s testimony. Come this week to hear the full story of how God came alongside Beth and ministered to her through those in our Celebrate Recovery ministry here at South Tampa Fellowship.
“I now officially became an empty-nester. I was not ready. I felt all alone. Yes, my husband was there, but I had no one else to take care of. It was very lonely for me. I was on a roller coaster just barely hanging on for the ride. Not only was I feeling stressed to the max myself, I was stressing out all those around me. Even work became a chore. I began to dread going in and facing the kids. I also began to notice big changes in my health. I began having issues with my neck and lower back, which caused extreme pain.
I went to doctor upon doctor. I felt like a professional patient and a hypochondriac. I knew that everyone was secretly talking about me and about how much of a slacker I was. I was miserable, inside and out. This became my turning point. I was at church one day and saw one of my friends. We started talking, and she asked me if I thought about going to Celebrate Recovery. She also said that she was in a step study and it was changing her life. That was it. I decided to give it a try.”
“For you created my innermost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14
Principle 6: Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7
“Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9
Step 8: We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
NEW Women’s Step Study
LED BY: Karen & Maria
WHEN: Wednesday nights 6:00 – 7:45 PM, beginning September 4th
WHERE: Room A201 @ The Ballast Point Campus (5101 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611)
NEW Men’s Step Study
LED BY: Derrick
WHEN: Monday nights 6:30 – 8:30 PM, beginning September 16th
WHERE: Room A202 @ The Davis Islands Campus (97 Biscayne Ave., Tampa, FL 33606)
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