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Are you longing for real life change and lasting impact? It is possible through a fresh encounter with God and His Word.


Join Elisa Pulliam, life coach, mentor, author, and speaker, as well as founder of More to Be, along with her co-hosts, special guests, and the More to Be Coaches, to discover how you can think biblically and live transformed - to be more like Jesus - as you seek to join God in His work every day.


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Latest Episodes

God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

Abba, Father. Is that who God is to you? Or do you find that think of Him as your eternal Father is challenging in like of your experience with your earthly father. It's understandable, of course, when the very human that is supposed to model for us unconditional love and protection and provision fails in any regard.Whether our daddy's ability fell short of our expectations and needs . . .Whether our daddy's intentions were marred by abuse, neglect, or abandonment . . .Whether our daddy's example conveyed Christ-with-skin-on love and grace and kindness.One thing is true: Our earthly dad is not a full representation of our heavenly one.God has a significant fatherly role to play in all our lives, when He adopts us into His family by our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.It is a role defined by His love and protection, provision and purpose.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 MIN5 d ago
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God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Have you ever noticed how God will bring something up again and again when He wants you to learn something?So if you find it strange that we're studying about Jesus as our Messiah this week, compared to Him being our Savior last week, you might be feeling like this is a bit redundant. I challenge you, however, to take a pause and consider what more God would like to speak to you about as you reflect on who Jesus is to you.Is Jesus your Messiah . . . your deliverer . . . the one who preserves you?Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MIN1 w ago
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The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Navigating Midlife

Are you struggling to understand the season you are in, especially as your faith matures and your life priorities shift?Do you wonder what steps to take next or what to turn to as you navigate midlife?While it is easy to find books and blogs and podcasts focusing on parenting tips, marriage, addictions, and hangups, it is noticeably lacking in resources for those entering their second half of life.On the latest More to Be Podcast Episode, we're joined by Michelle Van Loon, who gives us context for understanding the different stages of life, especially in terms of spiritual growth, and how to seek out Biblical wisdom for even the most confusing and challenging circumstances.If you find yourself wondering how to persevere, questioning what comes next, or wondering what Scripture says about your current stage of life, then this latest podcast is for you.Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon's Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller's sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is the author of six books, including If Only: Letting Go of Regret, Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith, Born to Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity and Becoming Sage: Cultivating Maturity, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife. Michelle is a regular contributor at ChristianityToday.com and In Touch magazine, and is the co-founder of ThePerennialGen.com, a website for midlife women and men. She's married to Bill, and is mother of three and grandmother of two. Learn more about her writing and speaking ministry by visiting her website, MichelleVanLoon.com.Mentions | Links | ResourcesBecoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, & Spirituality in Mid-life by Michelle Van LoonPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MIN2 w ago
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Navigating Midlife

The Lord is Our Savior | Encounter God #25

Who is your savior? Is your Savior the Son of God, sent into this world to rescue you and set you apart and redeem your life for His glory?Or do you function as your own savior, taking upon yourself every problem and issue and need, believing it is all up to you?If we are struggling to yield our life to the Savior of the world, we've got to take a holy pause to consider why? Is it because we don't know how to release the tension and anxiety we feel in us without trying to be in control of everyone and everything?Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 MIN2 w ago
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The Lord is Our Savior | Encounter God #25

God of Hope | Encounter God #24

What is your source of hope? Do you turn to your accomplishments or the things you feel like you can control? Do you look for hope in the people you do life with? Or is God your source of hope?As we consider God being our source of hope, there's more to this attribute than we might realize.Hope doesn't stand alone.Hope delivers more of what we crave . . . maybe more so than anything else.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13 MIN3 w ago
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God of Hope | Encounter God #24

#538: Finding Freedom from Comparison

Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to the people around you?Are you always wishing to have a more put-together life, be more in shape, or friendlier like the women you see on your Facebook feed?Does the comparison trap leave you feeling exhausted and self-loathing?If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then listening to the latest More to Be Podcast is a must. Our guest, Richella Parham, removes the shame of comparison by exposing what causes it in the first place. With tenderness and truth, she shares her personal struggle with comparison and how she's navigated out of the trap and into true joy. You'll be inspired and equipped by her biblically-steeped insights and application steps.Richella Parham is a writer, speaker, and the author ofMythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison and A Spiritual Formation Primer. She serves as vice-chair on the board of directors at Renovaré, and she is also the worship coordinator at The Gathering Church and a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Richella lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Jack.Mentions | Links | ResourcesMythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison by Richella ParhamPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MINJUN 15
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#538: Finding Freedom from Comparison

The Lord is Good | Encounter God #23

Do you really believe that the Lord is good? Or do you find yourself in a situation in which you question God's goodness because of your circumstances or past experiences?It is all too easy to judge God through the lens of our feelings and experiences. We evaluate His goodness based on the way He answers our prayers instead of recognizing how He can still keep His promises even when the outcome doesn't match the one we had designed in our head.A cancer diagnosis . . . and we wonder if God is still good.A failed relationship . . . and we wonder if God is still good.A rejected proposal or job application . . . and we wonder f God is still good.A misunderstood intention . . . and we wonder if God is still good.Maybe we wonder if He was ever good.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 MINJUN 10
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The Lord is Good | Encounter God #23

God is Merciful and Compassionate | Encounter God #22

Does it feel like God is merciful and compassionate as you look around our world? Or do you find yourself questioning who God is? And what He allows?It is understandable, in light of the chaos we find ourselves in. It is not just COVID-19 that has sent our world into a tailspin, but the aftermath of George Floyd's death and the peaceful protests against racism, which have turned into riots and violence throughout the United States.If you've listened to the More to Be Podcast episode with Barb Roose on Grace and Truth, you know that what is missing from our world is deeply rooted in our self-focus and neglect to pursue loving one another as made in the image of God. That kind of love oozes mercy and compassion.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9 MINJUN 3
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God is Merciful and Compassionate | Encounter God #22

Grace & Truth

Ahmaud Arbery.Breanna Taylor.George Floyd.Maybe you're well-acquainted with these names. Maybe you are not, because you're like me and tend to shelter yourself from the painful realities in this world, overwhelmed by what you can't do to solve the greatest atrocities. But something in me has flipped in the last few weeks.Silence is no longer an acceptable response.Maybe it's because I'm learning how to step out of my fear and willing to be more vulnerable, admitting what I do not know and what I can not solve.These three names represent three human beings made in the image of God, murdered in the United States in the last three months, because of the color of their skin. Yes, racism still exists.In this special release More to Be Podcast, I invited my friend Barb Roose to join me to begin the conversation. It's time we learn, as believers, how to respond as to these horrific events and moreover, how to bring an end to racism. The conversation was inspired by one of Barb's recent blog posts "From a Black Friend to My White Friends," providing a launching pad for the questions we should be asking of ourselves and of our community.This conversation was raw, real, and necessary. It's an honor and privilege to have Barb speak so honestly and frankly about the racism issues still evident around us.Mentions | Links | ResourcesSurrendered: Letting Go and Living for Jesus by Barb RooseConnect with Barb Roose atbarbroose.com.From a Black Friend to My White FriendsSystemic Racism ExplainedEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood Membership See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 2
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Grace & Truth

Letting Go & Living Like Jesus

Do you wonder about the purpose of the journey you are on?Are you struggling to understand why you feel the way that you do?Do you feel like you are stuck in a wilderness, with no clear way out?On the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast, we hear from writer and speaker Barb Roose and chat about walking with Jesus, surrendering in the struggle, and finding healing as well as direction through connection with Jesus and with others. As we reflect on the state of our world during a global pandemic, we consider the challenge to be still and confident in Jesus and in His purpose for us. Barb gives listeners further insight into her life story and what the Lord has taught her about surrendering her identity to Him, particularly through her latest Bible Study, Surrendered: Letting Go and Living for Jesus.Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about equipping women to win at life with Christ-empowered strength and dignity. Since 2005, Barb has been speaking to audiences in the US and abroad, including national tours like the Aspire Women's Events. She's a Bible teacher who loves following God more than anything else in life. Barb is a real woman who has experienced God's power and presence during battles with depression and anxiety, parenting challenges and family addiction trauma. Rather than teaching audiences to follow God to get what they want, Barb inspires audiences to discover that God is all that they truly need! Barb is the proud mother of three adult daughters. A perfect day for Barb includes a long walk, finding a sale on fabulous shoes and enjoying a bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Visit Barb's online home at barbroose.com.Mentions | Links | ResourcesSurrendered: Letting Go and Living for Jesus by Barb RooseConnect with Barb Roose at barbroose.com.Connection: 5 Ways to Improve Every RelationshipPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. Join Now & SAVE!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 1
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Letting Go & Living Like Jesus

Latest Episodes

God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

Abba, Father. Is that who God is to you? Or do you find that think of Him as your eternal Father is challenging in like of your experience with your earthly father. It's understandable, of course, when the very human that is supposed to model for us unconditional love and protection and provision fails in any regard.Whether our daddy's ability fell short of our expectations and needs . . .Whether our daddy's intentions were marred by abuse, neglect, or abandonment . . .Whether our daddy's example conveyed Christ-with-skin-on love and grace and kindness.One thing is true: Our earthly dad is not a full representation of our heavenly one.God has a significant fatherly role to play in all our lives, when He adopts us into His family by our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.It is a role defined by His love and protection, provision and purpose.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

17 MIN5 d ago
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God is Our Abba, Father | Encounter God #27

The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Have you ever noticed how God will bring something up again and again when He wants you to learn something?So if you find it strange that we're studying about Jesus as our Messiah this week, compared to Him being our Savior last week, you might be feeling like this is a bit redundant. I challenge you, however, to take a pause and consider what more God would like to speak to you about as you reflect on who Jesus is to you.Is Jesus your Messiah . . . your deliverer . . . the one who preserves you?Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 MIN1 w ago
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The Lord is Our Messiah | Encounter God #26

Navigating Midlife

Are you struggling to understand the season you are in, especially as your faith matures and your life priorities shift?Do you wonder what steps to take next or what to turn to as you navigate midlife?While it is easy to find books and blogs and podcasts focusing on parenting tips, marriage, addictions, and hangups, it is noticeably lacking in resources for those entering their second half of life.On the latest More to Be Podcast Episode, we're joined by Michelle Van Loon, who gives us context for understanding the different stages of life, especially in terms of spiritual growth, and how to seek out Biblical wisdom for even the most confusing and challenging circumstances.If you find yourself wondering how to persevere, questioning what comes next, or wondering what Scripture says about your current stage of life, then this latest podcast is for you.Since coming to faith in Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement, Michelle Van Loon's Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller's sensibilities have shaped her faith journey and informed her writing. She is the author of six books, including If Only: Letting Go of Regret, Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith, Born to Wander: Recovering the Value of Our Pilgrim Identity and Becoming Sage: Cultivating Maturity, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife. Michelle is a regular contributor at ChristianityToday.com and In Touch magazine, and is the co-founder of ThePerennialGen.com, a website for midlife women and men. She's married to Bill, and is mother of three and grandmother of two. Learn more about her writing and speaking ministry by visiting her website, MichelleVanLoon.com.Mentions | Links | ResourcesBecoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, & Spirituality in Mid-life by Michelle Van LoonPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MIN2 w ago
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Navigating Midlife

The Lord is Our Savior | Encounter God #25

Who is your savior? Is your Savior the Son of God, sent into this world to rescue you and set you apart and redeem your life for His glory?Or do you function as your own savior, taking upon yourself every problem and issue and need, believing it is all up to you?If we are struggling to yield our life to the Savior of the world, we've got to take a holy pause to consider why? Is it because we don't know how to release the tension and anxiety we feel in us without trying to be in control of everyone and everything?Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 MIN2 w ago
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The Lord is Our Savior | Encounter God #25

God of Hope | Encounter God #24

What is your source of hope? Do you turn to your accomplishments or the things you feel like you can control? Do you look for hope in the people you do life with? Or is God your source of hope?As we consider God being our source of hope, there's more to this attribute than we might realize.Hope doesn't stand alone.Hope delivers more of what we crave . . . maybe more so than anything else.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

13 MIN3 w ago
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God of Hope | Encounter God #24

#538: Finding Freedom from Comparison

Do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself to the people around you?Are you always wishing to have a more put-together life, be more in shape, or friendlier like the women you see on your Facebook feed?Does the comparison trap leave you feeling exhausted and self-loathing?If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then listening to the latest More to Be Podcast is a must. Our guest, Richella Parham, removes the shame of comparison by exposing what causes it in the first place. With tenderness and truth, she shares her personal struggle with comparison and how she's navigated out of the trap and into true joy. You'll be inspired and equipped by her biblically-steeped insights and application steps.Richella Parham is a writer, speaker, and the author ofMythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison and A Spiritual Formation Primer. She serves as vice-chair on the board of directors at Renovaré, and she is also the worship coordinator at The Gathering Church and a member of the Redbud Writers Guild. Richella lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Jack.Mentions | Links | ResourcesMythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison by Richella ParhamPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53 MINJUN 15
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#538: Finding Freedom from Comparison

The Lord is Good | Encounter God #23

Do you really believe that the Lord is good? Or do you find yourself in a situation in which you question God's goodness because of your circumstances or past experiences?It is all too easy to judge God through the lens of our feelings and experiences. We evaluate His goodness based on the way He answers our prayers instead of recognizing how He can still keep His promises even when the outcome doesn't match the one we had designed in our head.A cancer diagnosis . . . and we wonder if God is still good.A failed relationship . . . and we wonder if God is still good.A rejected proposal or job application . . . and we wonder f God is still good.A misunderstood intention . . . and we wonder if God is still good.Maybe we wonder if He was ever good.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 MINJUN 10
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The Lord is Good | Encounter God #23

God is Merciful and Compassionate | Encounter God #22

Does it feel like God is merciful and compassionate as you look around our world? Or do you find yourself questioning who God is? And what He allows?It is understandable, in light of the chaos we find ourselves in. It is not just COVID-19 that has sent our world into a tailspin, but the aftermath of George Floyd's death and the peaceful protests against racism, which have turned into riots and violence throughout the United States.If you've listened to the More to Be Podcast episode with Barb Roose on Grace and Truth, you know that what is missing from our world is deeply rooted in our self-focus and neglect to pursue loving one another as made in the image of God. That kind of love oozes mercy and compassion.Continue reading this devotional and watch the video teaching for this episode in theEncounter God Bible Study. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

9 MINJUN 3
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God is Merciful and Compassionate | Encounter God #22

Grace & Truth

Ahmaud Arbery.Breanna Taylor.George Floyd.Maybe you're well-acquainted with these names. Maybe you are not, because you're like me and tend to shelter yourself from the painful realities in this world, overwhelmed by what you can't do to solve the greatest atrocities. But something in me has flipped in the last few weeks.Silence is no longer an acceptable response.Maybe it's because I'm learning how to step out of my fear and willing to be more vulnerable, admitting what I do not know and what I can not solve.These three names represent three human beings made in the image of God, murdered in the United States in the last three months, because of the color of their skin. Yes, racism still exists.In this special release More to Be Podcast, I invited my friend Barb Roose to join me to begin the conversation. It's time we learn, as believers, how to respond as to these horrific events and moreover, how to bring an end to racism. The conversation was inspired by one of Barb's recent blog posts "From a Black Friend to My White Friends," providing a launching pad for the questions we should be asking of ourselves and of our community.This conversation was raw, real, and necessary. It's an honor and privilege to have Barb speak so honestly and frankly about the racism issues still evident around us.Mentions | Links | ResourcesSurrendered: Letting Go and Living for Jesus by Barb RooseConnect with Barb Roose atbarbroose.com.From a Black Friend to My White FriendsSystemic Racism ExplainedEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood Membership See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 2
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Grace & Truth

Letting Go & Living Like Jesus

Do you wonder about the purpose of the journey you are on?Are you struggling to understand why you feel the way that you do?Do you feel like you are stuck in a wilderness, with no clear way out?On the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast, we hear from writer and speaker Barb Roose and chat about walking with Jesus, surrendering in the struggle, and finding healing as well as direction through connection with Jesus and with others. As we reflect on the state of our world during a global pandemic, we consider the challenge to be still and confident in Jesus and in His purpose for us. Barb gives listeners further insight into her life story and what the Lord has taught her about surrendering her identity to Him, particularly through her latest Bible Study, Surrendered: Letting Go and Living for Jesus.Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author who is passionate about equipping women to win at life with Christ-empowered strength and dignity. Since 2005, Barb has been speaking to audiences in the US and abroad, including national tours like the Aspire Women's Events. She's a Bible teacher who loves following God more than anything else in life. Barb is a real woman who has experienced God's power and presence during battles with depression and anxiety, parenting challenges and family addiction trauma. Rather than teaching audiences to follow God to get what they want, Barb inspires audiences to discover that God is all that they truly need! Barb is the proud mother of three adult daughters. A perfect day for Barb includes a long walk, finding a sale on fabulous shoes and enjoying a bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Visit Barb's online home at barbroose.com.Mentions | Links | ResourcesSurrendered: Letting Go and Living for Jesus by Barb RooseConnect with Barb Roose at barbroose.com.Connection: 5 Ways to Improve Every RelationshipPIVOT ChallengeEncounter God Bible StudyEquine-Assisted CoachingLife Coach Training CourseSisterhood MembershipSupport the More to Be PodcastIf you are blessed by our podcast and ministry, we invite you tobecomea SisterhoodMemberas a way of supporting our work. You’ll gain access to our digital library full of resources that will help you have a fresh encounter with God and His Word. Join Now & SAVE!!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46 MINJUN 1
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Letting Go & Living Like Jesus

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