I went through Women at the Cross in April of 2012. My brother had gone through Men at the Cross previously, and his wife was going, so I signed up to go with her, thinking it would be fun to spend a weekend with her. I was living in a shell, hiding from everyone and everything, including God. I came home from that weekend with answers about who I am to God, ways to identify the lies I was telling myself and believing about myself and tools to help heal some of the relationships within my family. Many members of my family have gone through the weekend since and I enjoy a deeper more authentic relationship with several of them. I have staffed every Colorado WATC since, and have also attended the alumni weekends. I continue to staff in order to help other women receive the healing I have, to keep fresh the truths that are taught throughout the weekend and to link arms with other women who desire the same. I am often amazed at the transformation that has taken place in me over the last three years. The alumni weekends have been so helpful in understanding my emotions, and what being centered looks like. I was encouraged this past weekend to see how I have become more centered in my sage, and am learning to be more centered with my responses to life.
I am so thankful and blessed to be a part of this community that doesn’t let me crawl back into the shell I was in three years ago. I have let the women in this community into my story, into my life, and have been blessed to receive encouragement, truth, healing, and grace spoken over me at all times, as well as accountability to continue to press in and dive deeper into the fullness of who God has called me to be. I am continually called out of my smallness and loved on and encouraged to grow.
I am looking forward to working with the ministry and to be able to return some of how much I’ve been blessed by it so far.