Rebecca Born, LISW-S, MSW
At the core of unleashing all of who you are are these three concepts:
Purpose - The reason for which you exist.
Identity - Unleashing all of who you are.
Authority - Walking in the power that created identity provides.
Together let's create an alternative to the world you inherited.
|Posted on 28 May, 2022 at 9:45||comments (10284)|
It was as if the breath was stilled in the room. Twice I heard this question this week, “what is the point?” I had to pause as I quieted the same internal question and sat with hurting people. I’ve asked that question more than a few times in my life. It’s a question asked at times of sorrow, confusion and frustration. A legitimate question when we are overwhelmed with the unexpected or challenging turns of life. I’ve asked it when sitting with teenage girls in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 21 September, 2019 at 17:35||comments (25017)|
Watching a documentary about chronic fatigue syndrome, I heard this statement:
“You can disappear because someone’s telling the wrong story about you.”
Wow – that brought tears to my eyes, sorrow to my heart and confusion to my mind. I have the awesome privilege of being invited into the depths of people’s emotional pain, journeying with them out from under the oppression pain can create.
At the core of my wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 May, 2019 at 11:05||comments (54307)|
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the concept of the frog who jumps into a pot of water thinking it is a safe place only to find that he is lulled as the water slowly heats up and he becomes the main course.
The American Church has been that frog. It has sat back, lulled into living out of one expression of the gospel and now finds itself threatened. The Church’s full identity has been submerged. A submerged identity gives its power to that which sent it hid...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 May, 2019 at 16:40||comments (8582)|
AWAKEN - God knew you before you were born. He created you with everything you need to be you. The journey you experience within your family and community may not recognize nor nurture all that God has placed in you. Not to worry! That seed of intent of purpose has the touch of God upon it. Nothing can destroy it. We can overlook it; we can minimize its value; but it does not disappear.
The secret weapon of you is there, waiting for you with Holy Spirit to awaken it and bring it to lif...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 13 September, 2017 at 11:10||comments (216094)|
I just read a post on another site in reference to the recent hurricanes. This person was suggesting that they were a judgement from God and that September would be a month of sorrows. I had to respond! This is what I think.
I do not believe the hurricanes are a judgement from God. I don't see Him through that lens. Neiher do I see the Jeremiah scripture you quoted as one of judgement.
Do I hear it is a September of Sorrows? Yes. Howe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 August, 2017 at 15:35||comments (10723)|
“More of you and less of me.” I just heard that phrase in a Christian song. Kind of sounds good if you are trying to do the good Christian thing. I no longer try to do the good Christian thing. (Gasp!)
I no longer agree with that phrase. I have made a shift. I now think of that phrase a little differently. I began to wonder why, if I am “fearfully and wonderfully made,” something about me has to disappear. What about me has to become les...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 August, 2017 at 10:25||comments (32986)|
No matter what your political views of President Trump, he is a now example of authentic identity accomplishing purpose.Let me explain my thinking.
I am in agreement with those who state that Donald Trump has been appointed by God to disrupt corrupt structures in America. The current political structures have deep tentacles staked into all areas of our culture. They have grown strong using fear and they count on individual weaknesses and lack luster voices that a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 10 August, 2017 at 19:25||comments (47300)|
Remember the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Did you want to be that fireman, or that nurse? I wanted to be a teacher, mostly because I thought it was the only option for me. I had no concept of authentic identity or the idea that I carried within me a recipe for what I should be.
And then I met victims of childhood sex abuse and discovered through their desire to overcome, the concept of being restored to authentic identity. Each of us has exper...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 October, 2016 at 14:55||comments (15271)|
You may or may not know by now that I don't usually think the way other people think. I hear something and it gets my mind thinking in a totally different direction. I don't often pay much attention to those award shows. The reason? I think movie stars are given more attention and power than they deserve and I grow weary of hearing, "Who are you wearing?" Who cares, really?
Then I heard Gayle King, (CBS) later remark that she had...Read Full Post »