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When Your Dreams Are Not Coming True – Natalie Hixson

June 11, 2018

My heart aches for my past self as I look back and see myself frustrated, stuck, and beating my head against the wall wondering when my life would begin. It wasn’t too long ago that I found myself weeping in my car all the way to a doctor’s appointment. Willing myself to stop, as I […]

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It’s Sunday– my favorite day of the week. I’m a singer and worship leader at my church. Well, this Sunday….everything was different. The sky looked different. Church felt different. I was different. Three days prior, my mother died at the tender age of forty-nine. One can only imagine how untimely and sudden her death was. […]

A Worshipper’s Brokenness – Daphine Bush

May 15, 2018

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FREED Magazine Spring 18: The Art of Thriving in Brokenness

May 13, 2018

This issue, you will find a wide variety of personal experiences. Moments that ultimately allowed our contributors to realize the unfathomable grace and mercy of God more fully as they were able to thrive in brokenness. Through the vulnerability and authenticity expressed throughout the pages of the magazine, you will be encouraged to live FREED. […]

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I have always been the kind of personality that is all or nothing. So when I met the Lord in my late teens I was an in. My personality combined with my passion meant I found myself in church at least three times a week, serving on numerous ministries, and leading a weekly connect group […]


May 9, 2018

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Broken but Somewhat Functional – Breanna Brinkley

April 25, 2018

When things didn’t go as planned or if someone treated me badly, I assumed I must have deserved it. I strongly believed outcomes and results were reflections of how hard I worked and how I presented myself. Shame is such a powerful tool of the enemy. I thought sexual harassment was something I was born […]

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  We are featuring Lydia Osborne’s Altruist Shop in our upcoming Spring 2018 issue. Altruist provides one-of-a-kind items while collectively providing opportunities for artisans to earn fair wages with the ability to support their families. Read more about Lydia in FREED’s 2018 Spring Issue.   SHOP OWNER: LYDIA OSBORNE INSTAGRAM: @ALTRUISTSHOP ALTRUIST SHOP:

Featured Shop: ALTRUIST

April 3, 2018

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ZION – Savannah Sturgeon

March 31, 2018

What is Mt. Zion and why is everyone in the Bible always talking about it? Zion was a territory possessed by the Jebusites (bad guys). Then David and his army overtook Zion and made it their new capital in Jerusalem. This was a smart move for David because now his capital was more centralized. He […]

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