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  1. Kathy,
    I’d like to share with you how I came out of something similar. I’ll be writing more about this but I have shared it a bit on my website. I’ll link it up today for anyone who wants to see it from an inside the mind perspective. I pray it blesses. That’s all I ever want… To point people to Jesus. ❤️

  2. Hi Kathy,

    Beautifully written! I felt as if I was soaring with you, in freedom on Eagle’s wings! Love your writing, loved this powerful truth, loved the picture you painted with words: I don’t need to frantically sew fig-leaves together to cover my shame -daily- any longer. They never really removed my shame anyway. They dried up by the end of each day, and then I had to harvest, prepare and sew new ones. Constantly!

    Every.

    Single.

    Day.

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Thank you so much Kate! Love that you are joining us in the Loft!! I so appreciate your encouragement and our like-mindedness.
      Love to you!

  3. Loved this. It is so real. Fear for fear sake is hard – hard knocks knocking us down. Good thing He’s bigger than anything anyone can throw at us. Guess if he shields a sparrow He can certainly said, “Kathy, girl. I got you covered.”

  4. Cindy Hatella

    Thank you for this post, Kathy! It is beautiful. I can relate to so many of the feelings you shared. Jumping Off the Cliff is so real to me now…Scott & I have taken a leap of faith with our business and every day is full of new opportunities and challenges! I am so thankful for God’s patience with us in moving toward everything He has for us. I often ponder why we “fear” His best for us…we just have to trust Him and take one step at a time! Not always easy to do! “To have faith is to have wings…that is going on my office wall! You are a blessing to so many! Thanks for sharing your heart with us! 🙂 God Bless you!

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Thank you so much Cindy. You’ve been such an encouragement to me. So wonderful how God connects His people. You need to get me details of your business. I’ve been thinking of having an event here next summer. Would love to have your brick-fire pizza!!! 🙂

      • Cindy Hatella

        Yes, I love how God does that! 🙂 I would love to get details to you! We would love to make pizza for your event! We are making plans to do more than pizza and further our catering opportunities. I am praying about our business ministry and how He wants to use it for His kingdom!

  5. Wow! This post is full of so much victory, and overcoming truth. I love it, Kathy. It is true that our worst fears are usually never realized in the way we think they might be. With Jesus we are guaranteed victory. Maybe victory doesn’t look like we thought it would, but it is so much better. Blessings to you!

  6. Wow, God gives us each other here at this link up for some amazing truths each week. I’m coming back to your post later today, or this evening, when I have more time. I need to read it and digest more.
    But really, I come here for another reason now that I’ve gotten connected to you.
    I keep coming back for your live-out-loud boldness that seems to cheer on my soul. Your last few posts have tackled some tough stuff – this one, too. And each time I’m here my soul is renewed to keep on going. You “get” me; you write to my own struggles, too.
    I’ll be back to read and glean more a little later, but I couldn’t leave without saying thank you – thanks for being bold enough to go through your own journey to be free to fly! You’re delivering God-given beauty on those wings!

    • Kathy Schwanke

      Thank you Rebekah. It’s been fun getting to know you, you are a mighty encourager! God bless you friend!

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