Standing Firm & Speaking Up

Monday, November 19, 2018

Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray…

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Belt of Truth and Breastplate of Righteousness

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…” Eph 6:14 NIV I ❤️NY. I always imagined living…

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Standing Firm in the Evil Day

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Ephesians 10:13 “I really…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 4:12-22

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Introduction: I can’t believe our study of II Timothy is ending. What a rich gift in this letter Paul recited – mostly likely to his friend Luke –…

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Sacred Story Day Retreat Houston, TX

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SISTER, YOUR STORY MATTERS! Do you find there’s little time to reflect on God’s work in your story? Have you wondered whether your story can make a difference?…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy Leaving a Legacy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Hi sisters, I want to pause in our study of the book of II Timothy to consider what it means to leave a legacy. Myself along with eight…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:24-26

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Introduction In June and July we dug into the first and second chapters of II Timothy. We are half way through Paul’s final thoughts before he departed this…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2: 5-10

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Introduction How has a dear friend who has endured a suffering similar to your own encouraged you? Doesn’t having a friend say, “I have been there too” make…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 2:1-4

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Introduction: Sacred sisters, we spent time in the month of June studying chapter 1 of II Timothy using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Whether you have been on…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 1:8-11

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Introduction Does the gospel embarrass you? This Tuesday with Timothy exhorts us to throw off embarrassment and embrace suffering for the gospel. After his fourth missionary journey and…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy 1:1-7

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It’s Tuesday June 5th which means time to kick off our online study, TUESDAYS in II TIMOTHY through September 4th. Sacred Sisters, I understand it can be intimidating…

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Tuesdays in II Timothy: June 4th to Sept. 4th

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hi sacred sisters, we are excited to spend time with you on the blog this summer, diving into the book of II Timothy! Every Tuesday for 14 weeks,…

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Preparing for the Impossible Part II

Thursday, May 10, 2018

 “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive…

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Preparing for the Impossible, Part I

Friday, April 20, 2018

“What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?” “Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she…

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Easter Reminds Us All Things Are Possible

Monday, March 19, 2018

I am pondering on my “possible” theme for 2018 and the pursuit of a Heavenly Father who makes all things possible. I think about how He beckons me…

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The Sacred Story Journal

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Sacred Story Journal by Laura Wilcox $20.00 Reflect on God’s work in and through your story with the Sacred Story Journal. Not only is it beautiful on…

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Capture My Heart, Lord

Thursday, March 8, 2018

 Capture My Heart, Lord by Laura Wilcox $16.00 Softcover Book What does a heart that is being captured by the Lord look like? Take the journey through Laura’s…

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Living Your Story

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

by Courtney Garrett & Laura Wilcox $6.00 PDF Download (Five-part study plus a Leader’s Guide.)   This PDF download is licensed for one person only and may not…

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Moving “Possible” Mountains

Friday, February 16, 2018

“. . .Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will…

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Word of the Year: Possible

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 I was enjoying dinner with girlfriends after Christmas….

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Joseph’s Role in the Christmas Story

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Joseph, to whom she (Mary) was engaged, was a righteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. As…

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Hurricanes Make Community Happen

Monday, November 13, 2017

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer. A deep sense of awe came…

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Abuse in the Bible

Thursday, September 21, 2017

“No, my brother!” She (Tamar) cried. “Don’t’ be foolish! Don’t do this to me! Such wicked things aren’t done in Israel.”  2 Samuel 13:12 The Bible is a…

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Lonely in A Crowd and By Myself

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I think about the times when I’ve experienced loneliness. Sometimes it’s been in a large crowd and other times it’s been when I am by myself. Loneliness is…

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Women Encouraging Women: Share Your Story

Thursday, July 20, 2017

“What IS in that box?” My friend asked while lending a hand during my recent move – realizing the box was heavier than it looked. “It’s my encouragement…

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Making Peace with People Who Hurt You

Monday, June 12, 2017

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:18 I am a middle child; in fact, I cannot be…

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Does God Care About What I Like?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them  “Lord, please show me again that…

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Unseen Battles During Easter

Thursday, April 6, 2017

“In this way, He disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.” Colossians 2:15 Easter arrives on our…

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Living with Singleness

Monday, March 13, 2017

Do not fear disgrace. . . You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is…

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A Beloved Daughter Instead of An Orphan

Friday, February 24, 2017

As I entered my preteen years, my younger sister landed the role of one of the orphans in the musical Annie. I remember belting out the tunes with…

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Change Lives this Valentine’s Day

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Star of Hope is a homeless shelter and transitional living center in Houston designed to help men and women find hope in Christ and get back on their…

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I’m Telling the World What You Do!

Friday, January 13, 2017

You’re all I want in heaven! You’re all I want on earth! When my skin sags and my bones get brittle, God is rock-firm and faithful. Look! Those who left…

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Christmas Mercy in God’s Timing

Monday, December 12, 2016

“Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with…

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SACRED STORY’S 2017 RETREAT: Your Story Matters!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

YOUR STORY MATTERS! Sacred Story’s 1st retreat will help you kick off 2017 with a huge boost. Grab a gal pal or two for a refreshing weekend of…

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God’s Strength Shown on All Saints Day

Monday, November 14, 2016

“But I trust in you, Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in your hands;”        Psalm 31:14-15 November 1st, known as All Saints Day…

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The Gift of God’s Mysteries

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding;  Proverbs 3:5 I like definitions. I like to understand things and have…

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Testing Page [Preview Only]

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

 Living Your Story by Courtney Garrett & Laura Wilcox What matters as you live your God-authored story? Relationships. Freedom. Obedience. Transformation. Surrender. Courtney Garrett and Laura Wilcox created the Living…

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Living Your Story Series

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What matters as you live your God-authored story? Relationships. Freedom. Obedience. Transformation. Surrender. Courtney Garrett and Laura Wilcox created the Living Your Story series to encourage every woman that her daily decision to follow the Lord matters.

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Comfort, Comfort My People

Monday, September 12, 2016

“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. . .”  Isaiah 40:1…

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Faithfulness Surrounds You

Monday, August 15, 2016

Who is like you, Lord God Almighty?     You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.  Psalm 89:8 Playing tennis competitively while growing up was a big boost….

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Good News at Ground Zero

Monday, July 11, 2016

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.  2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)…

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God’s Surprising Friendships

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Following God’s call of evangelism and discipleship in my life has coincided with the development of close friendships. From my perspective I was “doing something for God,” but…

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My Love for Super Heroes

Friday, July 1, 2016

Liz’s Story: Glowing Skin, Beautiful hair, and the best attitude ever describe my second pregnancy. It was a welcome change from my first pregnancy which had been wrought…

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The Treehouse

Monday, June 6, 2016

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. Isaiah 58:11 (NLT) I moved in to what a friend affectionately named my “treehouse” a…

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Prayer For Healing

Friday, May 13, 2016

“My daughter, I know you feel out of control and fearful because of your physical struggle. I understand it’s difficult to face the suffering as you encounter the…

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God’s Purposes in My Story

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.”  Psalm 57:2 When it comes to dating and trusting God for a husband,…

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Our God of Victory

Monday, March 7, 2016

But thanks be to God who gives us VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.                        I Corinthians 15:57…

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How can I know God loves me?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kindred sister, we are designed for LOVE and our hearts were created to need LOVE. God tells us He is the definition of LOVE (I John 4:8). How…

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Story from Athens: A Park, A Refugee, & A Great Ending

Thursday, December 3, 2015

“As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.”            II Thess. 3:13 “How long are you…

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Hesitant to Make A Change?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

You grumbled in your tents and said, “The Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to…

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Praying Through A Battle

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. . . taste and see that the Lord is good.  Psalm 34:4,8 The…

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I did it. You can too.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and…

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My Story Forever Changed!

Friday, September 11, 2015

“Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3 Who Jesus is and what His death and resurrection meant for mankind proves itself as…

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A True Friend

Monday, July 13, 2015

I am 44 years old (please don’t share that with anyone). At this point in my life I know who my true friends are, and I’m very content…

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I Call You Friend

Monday, July 6, 2015

“The Cullen’s* are going to leave your team.” I heard this message whispered to my heart while I was on medical leave almost a decade ago. My “team”…

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Mourning & Dancing

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A time to grieve and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:4 My father who affectionately called me “La La” growing up passed away fifteen years ago after a…

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Keeping the Faith

Monday, May 4, 2015

“But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38 Strong belief or trust in someone or…

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Does God Care about My Desires?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

**The following is adapted from the account in Matthew 20 and told from the perspective of one of the twelve disciples following Jesus. Jesus told us about what…

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Surrender

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The founder of Sacred Story, Laura Wilcox, reflects on what it means to surrender & shares a story about how her inability to pay bills revealed God’s power.

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Security

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The founder of Sacred Story, Laura Wilcox, shares about a surprising thank you note which helped her experience security in Christ.

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Knee-Jerk Reactions

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit…

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The Power of a Story

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Watch the founder of Sacred Story Ministries, Laura Wilcox, as she talks about the power of a story.

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How God Sees Me

Monday, February 2, 2015

God, help me to embrace how you see me, my heart whispers. I felt like He impressed the letter below as a response. It is written as if…

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Heal Me, O Lord

Monday, January 5, 2015

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.  Jeremiah 17:14 Several years ago, I was in a…

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The Gift of Obedience

Monday, December 1, 2014

“Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted…

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Giving UP or Giving OVER

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. . .” Hebrews 12:1-2 To…

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Staying Steady

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Psalm 46:1 I came home not long ago from teaching a bible study in Houston. It…

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Replacing Insecurity with Security

Monday, October 6, 2014

“Even if my mother and father abandon me, the Lord will take care of me.”              Psalm 27:10 A number of years ago…

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Partnering with God

Friday, September 5, 2014

Transformation reminds me of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. I’ve discovered the names of the four stages~ egg, larva, pupa, and adult. I love how God’s way in…

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RESToration

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RESToration. “The act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.” I can’t help but focus on the first part of the…

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Not Feeling the Love

Thursday, July 10, 2014

“At my first defense, no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me….

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Is Contentment on Your GPS?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I am nesting in my new place- setting up a home and making multiple trips to Target. I am grateful for God’s hand on the space He provided….

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The Comfort Under the Comfort Food

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

During a chapter of loss, there is an obvious recipe for which we hunger:  comfort food – for our stomachs and our hearts.  Selecting a comfort food recipe…

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Befriending Loss

Monday, May 5, 2014

“Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in…

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Paying Bills & Giving Up

Monday, April 7, 2014

I added up the bills lying on my table. The pressure mounted as the number climbed higher and higher. The combination of unexpected medical expenses and my monthly…

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My Journey of Freedom

Monday, March 3, 2014

“When Pharoah let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, if they face…

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WAIT is a four-letter word

Monday, February 3, 2014

“Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength.”  Isaiah 40:31 W-A-I-T is a four-letter word. That’s how it adds up. I mean I want what…

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From the Middle East

Friday, January 24, 2014

Below are snapshots of the stories from women who live in a restricted area in the Middle East as told through a translator to Laura Wilcox, the director…

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Reminders about Relating to People

Sunday, January 5, 2014

“I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.” Colossians 4:18 It’s a new year. A new chapter for our stories….

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Love of Strangers

Friday, December 13, 2013

“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Rom. 12:13 We’ve heard it before.  Seek to be Mary, not Martha. Don’t worry about “entertaining,” instead have…

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O Holy Hospitality

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. I Peter 4:8-10 NIV What does it mean…

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Renewing Gratitude

Friday, November 1, 2013

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” ( I Thess. 5:18, NLT) God, I need a fresh word…

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Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sacred Story partners with individuals, churches, and women’s groups to host events and gatherings. Please contact us for further information. Our Sacred Stories evening served as a true…

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Newsletter

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sign up below to receive Sacred Story’s email newsletter sent on a monthly basis by Laura Wilcox.  In December you will receive the devotional  God’s Christmas List as…

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About

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Welcome to Sacred Story Ministries Glad you popped in to the Sacred Story Community! Our mission is summed up in three short phrases. Live A Story.  BE encouraged…

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Contributors

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  Laura Wilcox Laura launched Sacred Story Ministries in 2012 to come alongside women as they discover and live their God-authored stories. She also points women to God’s Word as…

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Sharing with My Sisters

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cathy’s* Story: I could never have imagined such a good gift from God would come to me and my sisters through one of my patients. When Laura contacted…

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