your secret name read-along! (intro week)

This Read-Along couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for me (you too perhaps?). For whatever reason, the enemy’s lies are coming at me loud and strong, and I’m sorry to say that I’m believing a good percentage of them.

“Your bad attitude ruined Christmas for your family.”

“Once again, you failed to truly honor your Savior’s birth this season.”

“You’re doomed to another year of falling further and further (farther and farther?) behind. In EVERYTHING.”

“You will never, ever remember the difference between ‘further’ and ‘farther.'” (that one might actually be the truth)

“You’re a rotten mother, a mediocre wife, and a lousy friend.”

Have you believed any lies lately? Already this morning maybe?

I’m excited to read this book with all of you, because I think it’s going to be a catalyst for change, for healing, for renewal and restoration and a host of other great re- words. I want so desperately to do great things for the kingdom, to empty myself on behalf of the poor and hurting and lost.

But I get so bogged down with my own junk.

I’d love for us to deal with some of this crap, if you will, and move on and into the amazing plans God has for our lives. And I don’t mean plans to make us rich and happy and fat and famous. I mean God’s big plans to bring glory to himself through us.

I don’t want to get in the way of those killer plans.

How about I start us off with a prayer and we get this show on the road?

God, thank you. For your faithfulness when we’re unfaithful. For your love when we think we’re unlovable. For your new mercies and fresh starts and grace that never runs out. Thank for you for this online community, for a group of people we can read with, learn with, grow with, seek your face with. Thank you for this book you had Kary write. Thank you for all the stories flooding in from guys and girls who are finding healing and wholeness in you through this book. Please help us to seek you with all of our hearts, because that’s the only way we’ll ever discover who you created us to be. Bless our time together. May we edify each other and bring you glory with every word we write. We love you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Okey-dokey, artichokey! Here we go!!

Here are some things we’d like to know about YOU today!

1. Your name. (full name, first name, nickname, pseudonym, whatever)

2. Where you are. (city/state, just state, country, general location, exact GPS coordinates, whatever)

3. A one-sentence bio. (again, as little or as much as you’d like to share)

4. How you knew God wanted you to read this book and/or what you’re hoping will happen as a result of reading it.

5. Your given name(s) if you feel comfortable sharing (you can find a list here).

Don’t feel overwhelmed by these questions. If you just want to say, “Hi, I’m Mary from Spring, TX, and you’re making me nervous,” that’s perfectly fine.  The important thing is that you take a step of faith and commitment and say, “I’m in. Come hell or high water, let’s do this thing.”

*REMEMBER: we’ll be meeting back here next Tuesday, January 4th to chat about Chapters 1 and 2. If you want to write your own post, please do! You can link it up here (thank you, Mr. Linky!), and you’ll be entered to win an awesome (trust me on this one) book from Zondervan.

Your Secret Name Facebook Page is another place you can chat with your Fellow Readers-Along and get news and stories from the author.

Take it away, friends! I can’t wait to meet you!!

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  7. Shelly

    I’m a missionary wife in Eastern Europe originally from St. Louis, MO who seems to think that my secret names must be multiple to match my many moods, or “selves”, whichever you’re comfortable with. Loving the concept of this book, and really looking forward to delving into its specifics! Little late to the party myself, but up-to-date on the reading.

  8. Amy

    My name is Amy. I live in Dublin, Ohio. Wife, SAHM of 10 month old boy. Daughter is with Jesus. My names – overwhelmed, self reliant and broken. Totally behind because I am just now joining and haven’t even ordered my book!

  9. Deena

    Hi, I’m Deena and I’m a frustrated pastor’s wife. I live in Northern California, and I’m going to be a bit behind as I haven’t got a copy of this book yet, but I’m curious.

  10. Beth

    1. Beth
    2. Dublin, OH
    3. Wife, SAHM of 2 VERY active boys (6 and 4)
    4. Dear friend Amy led me to this study. Exactly what I’ve been searching for – I have felt for quite a while that God has something in store for me, but I can’t seem to break through the “noise” to discover His plan….this is a step in the right direction. Thank you!
    5. Scattered, Disorganized, overwhelmed, distracted (I’m sure I could come up with more, but I’m too distracted to focus…) 🙂

  11. Mary Hancock

    I am new and eager to join in. i am doing this read along at the invite of my daughter. I live in North Highlands, Ca

  12. Pam

    I’m Pam from Columbus, Ohio and I’m not sure what to expect but I’m looking forward to this fun new experience of reading and sharing with you all. I knew God wanted me to read this book because he had Marla encourage me to do so. 🙂

  13. Dean

    Dean, and I really am from Spring, TX! (And you’re really not making me nervous.) I’m a little late to the party but I’m looking forward to reading with y’all!

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  15. Teresa Thornes

    1. Teresa
    2. Harrod, Ohio
    3. Wife, mommy, daughter, teacher, friend, that is ready for some positive change in life. believer that believes!
    4. I know God has a plan…I just need to more in tune! Truly felt drawn to this.
    5. Insecure,….which leads to soooooo many others!

  16. Britt

    I’m Britt of Cbus Ohio!
    I guess your questions did overwhelm me because I’m not sure how I want to answer your them! Or to be honest I guess I’m not sure what I want to put out there in the open. So I guess that is what this experience will be all about for me. Discovering my true identity in Christ and being proud and comfortable to share it!

  17. Shalla

    1. Shalla
    2. Columbus, Ohio
    3. Wife, Mother of 4 (5 and under) 3 wildly sweet boys and
    1 precious baby girl. Enjoy reading and scrap-booking
    when I can!
    4. Looking for some guidance and clarity! My husband had
    lunch with the author (thanks Gabe 🙂 and came home
    talking about the book – was very interested then and
    now is a perfect time to pick it up!
    5. Overwhelmed..Tired..

  18. Becky Roode

    1. Becky
    2. Norfolk, VA
    3. 35, been living within my Plan B since May 2002, blogger, seminary student
    4. A deeper discovery of who I am in Christ…and because of Christ..
    5. Fearful & Single Woman

  19. Sharon K

    Hi, I am Sharon. I live in Dublin. I had heard of this book from you, Marla and my friend Mindy. So, I figured that God wanted me to read it if He mentioned it to me twice. I bought “Radical” with every intention of doing the read-along… but school got in the way and I have yet to finish it – but I will! School is over for now (I graduate with my Assoc in January – yippee!!) So, I am in! I just got my copy of Your Secret Name today…

  20. ellen

    1. Ellen
    2. columbus ohio
    3. 55 with 2 grown ‘kids’ – one now a college graduate — married for 31 years
    4. God always wants us to learn more about Him and thus ourselves. This looks interesting especially to someone with a psychology bent.
    5. Wife, mother, daughter — child of God– strong able

  21. Amy

    1. Amy
    2.Winsted, MN
    3. 34 year old SAHM to 3 children. I love to read, write and run.
    4.I knew when I read the description and into to the book that this was something I needed to do. God has some work to do in my life as I’m walking through recently (3 years ago) losing my mom.
    5.Angry, selfish, forgotten, alone

  22. Lisa

    1. Lisa
    2. Ohio
    3. Wife, Mom to 3 little boys, nurse, enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, spending time with family
    4. I’m looking forward to growing stronger in my faith and seeing what God has to show me through this book.
    5. many names describe me… indecisive, impatient, tired, overwhelmed, stuck…

  23. Sharon Meekins

    1. Sharon Meekins
    2. Titanyen, Haiti
    3. Single, loves the Lord, and loves cats!
    4. The Lord wants to remind me of my true name.
    5. Broken.

  24. alittlebitograce

    !. Grace(alittlebitograce)
    2. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    3. Wife, momma to 3(7, 5, almost 3), working on my doula certification, lover of reading, video games, food and people.
    4. After beng part of various Bible study or Christian women’s groups for years, I found myself without any such community this fall. God brought me to the Radical study, which He used in my life powerfully. I want to continue joining with this community for growth and change. I definitely need some encouragement. I am cautiously optimistic and hopeful about reading YSN.
    5. Failure, Worthless, Rejected, Broken.

  25. Sheree G.

    1. Sheree
    2. Grand Saline, TX (rural east TX)
    3. 40 something, single-mom to 2 fab children (6 and 10), full-time student
    4. God is calling me and I feel incredibly unequipped. I am using this book as a way to prepare for what He has for me and my family.
    5. Awkward, divorced, failure, single woman, stressed, used, and many, many more.

  26. Megan

    1. Megan

    2. Milwaukee, WI

    3. Girl in her late 20s. Designer—turned missionary to Africa—returned to America, awaiting God’s direction for future plans.

    4. This past year I began to realize the importance of names, as they hold great significance in East African culture. Heard about the read-along through a recent conversation with Kary. Figured it might be beneficial as I’ve felt a recent need to redefine myself since returning to America. Looking forward to going through that process with each of you!

    5. Cutter, Depressed, Forgotten, Single Woman

  27. Connie

    1. Connie
    2. Central Ohio
    3. Wife, Mom (to 3) Gram (to 9)
    4. First read-along…seems like an opportunity to gain clarity and confidence in who I really am… in Christ.
    5. Given names: unable and invisible (among other given names)

  28. Laura

    It’s late (and I’m late in posting this) so I’m going to make this quick. Laura – 40 year old wife and mom in Michigan.

    Reading -that word isn’t really an accurate description of the process of going through the book – the book again.

    I always appreciate when God lets me be aware of His timing and this read along is one such instance.

    Looking forward to this.

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  30. Jamie Nygaard

    1. Jamie

    2. Bluffton, OH

    3. mother of 3 boys that all start with the letter “E” and pregnant with a boy or girl that will also start with the letter “E”.

    4. I’ve lost myself in motherhood lately since I had my 3rd child. I am looking for a way to grow more and have some accountability, and ALSO, I feel so disconnected with one of my bestest friends that this way….I KNOW I will keep in better contact with her!

    5. Given name? Overwhelmed.

  31. Megan@SortaCrunchy

    Megan in Oklahoma – a 33 year old wife and mama.

    I feel drawn to this book because I feel like I am on the cusp of some things that God has planned for me, but I cannot seem to break through to them because I’m constantly reverting back to life in some of my Given Names which include a lot of UNs like Unbalanced, Unfaithful, Unproductive, and Unimpressive. (also, Lazy)

    Can’t wait, Marla!

  32. Laura

    1. Laura
    2. Upstate NY
    3. 30 year old married to a hunk mom of 2 (7 and 9), full time legal assistant, bargain shopper.
    4. I always, always need more faith. And guidance. And God. This is perfect for me right now.
    5. STRESSED, fat, unimpressive, exposed, spineless, tense, unlucky, unfaithful.

  33. Claudia Porpiglia

    1) Claudia “Buttercup” Porpiglia (even my Bible has my nickname on it)

    2) Central Florida (although my roots were first put sown in Ohio)

    3) Daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend, caregiver, minister to families, worshiper, encourager, chaplain and daughter of the King of kings!

    4) The minute I learned the title of the book, I knew I needed to read it…just a “feeling” in my spirit.

    5) Given name: Chosen

  34. Joel McLaughlin

    1. Joel
    2. Columbus, OH
    3. Almost 40 parent of a boy with Asperger’s and husband to a beautiful wife who is a geek, loves to cook and of course loves God (not in any order).
    4. God wants me to grow deeper. I intend to start the new year off right and be the man God wants me to be. I can only do that with lots of study.
    5. Average, broken, battered and one I am actually proud to have that isn’t on that list: geek

  35. Evelyn

    1. Evelyn

    2. Monticello, KY

    3. Wife, daughter, aunt turned legal guardian of teenage boys, massage therapist, believer

    4. Know the author

    5. Alone, Burdened, Calloused, Exhausted, Failure, Fat, Indecisive, Legalistic, Overwhelmed, Stressed, Unbalanced

  36. LaRonda

    1. LaRonda
    2. Ohio
    3. A wife to a wonderful husband and 3 children and a new little puppy.
    4. The day that I read about the Secret Name read-a-long was a difficult day for me. I felt like God was prompting me to read this book because I believe he wants to tell me something.
    5. Fearful, perfectionist, indecisive and inadequate.

  37. lisa

    1. lisa
    2. kansas city
    3. 30 something wife and first time mom. i love reading, taking naps, missions, and am currently addicted to angry birds and words with friends.
    4. found marla (and her blog) through beth moore’s blog and read through expecting and changing your world.
    5. fearful, unstable, stresser, muller-over-er aka obsessive thinker

  38. Liz Puffer

    Hi I’m Liz Puffer. I live in Mission Viejo, Calif. I am married to a wonderful man and I have 6 We have a 16 year old grandson that lives with us. We also just had a new granddaughter a week ago…wow so fun. I am having so much fun with her.
    I am a minister at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Ca.. I love what I do and love serving the Lord
    I have started this book and I am loving it. I hope I am better at participating than I was with Radical.
    Can’t wait to see what God has in store for all of us.

  39. Geri

    Bethalto, IL
    Married 42 years; 2 great children; 2 fantastic grandsons
    My first time doing a read along, looking forward to it.
    Need to truly embrace God’s love…Unloved, undeserving, unorganized, messy

  40. Amanda Rae

    1. Amanda
    2. Cleveland area, Ohio
    3.19 yr old who loves children more than anything and can’t wait to have her own someday, but until that day comes enjoys every opportunity to be blessed by other people’s kids!
    4. Marla is pretty much amazing and I do whatever she says.,,especially when she wants me to do a read-along with her 🙂 I really think i’m in need of this book and i’m praying God uses it to make me a better servant for Him.
    5. Abandoned, burdened, depressed.

  41. Ben

    1. Ben
    2. Saint Paris, Ohio
    3. I am an 26 year old father of 2 girls with the 3rd child on the way, an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Army with two overseas deployments under my belt, and a 4th year college student.
    4. Saw Marla’s review of the book on Facebook and watched the trailer for the book felt led to participate when I saw the subsequent read-along post.
    5. Overwhelmed, Tainted

  42. Cheryl Schroeder

    1. Cheryl Schroeder
    2. De Graff, Ohio
    3. 44 year old wife and mother who’s in a really weird place in her life right now and needs all the help she can get.
    4. I started the Radical read-along, immediately thought it was going to be of no help to me at all, gave it some time, and was super pleased it helped me take a couple steps I needed to take. Hoping this next one does the same for me.
    5. Absolutely number 1 is “impatient”. And then there is “judged”….

  43. Stephanie your sister

    Stephanie from Columbia, South Carolina. Wife and mother. 25 years old. Just looking for some encouragement and basically to get over myself so God can work through me more. If I remember correctly, some of my names were indecisive, average, and inadequate. Ouch.

  44. Rhonda

    My name is Rhonda and I’m from Westport, Kentucky. I’m a wife, a mom of four, a foster mom. The “Radical” book was amazing and very convicting. I knew that Marla would choose another book that I would not want to miss. I definitely need a pick-me up in my life right now. It’s so easy to get bogged down by all the “stuff” to get done over the holidays.

  45. douglas

    The name given me at birth is Douglas, meaning from the dark forest.

    The name given to me in Korea is Han Kyoul, meaning unchanged.

    I live in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

    I am a single, middle-aged man, working in the hospitality industry. I like to think deep thoughts and am praying if seminary is the right place for me. I love photography.

    I read the Radical Read-A-Long posts (because of my blog friend HopeLeigh) and decided that if I had the opportunity to participate in the next one, I would.

    Common, Religious, Skeptic

  46. Melissa

    Melissa from Columbus, Ohio. Wife, mom, various part-time job worker. Excited to be committed to a new study for the new year. Names include rejected, insecure, selfish.

  47. Myriam

    Long Island, New York
    Single mom, full time IT employee, PT Real estate agent, pursuing 2nd Master’s
    Captive, Defenseless, Indecisive, Fearful, Forgotten, Loser, Rejected.
    Could have chosen more….but will limit it to the above. I am so looking forward to God rewire my brain and change my heart to be solely His and to live for Him with reckless abandon. It is easier than done when there’s so much competition.

    And AW Tozer sums it so well:

    O God, I have tasted Your goodness,
    and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.
    I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.
    I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
    O God, the Triune God,
    I want to want You;
    I long to be filled with longing;
    I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
    Show me Your glory, I pray,
    so I may know You indeed.
    Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
    Give me grace to rise and follow You up from this misty lowland
    where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God


  48. sandee

    Sandee, El Dorado Hills, CA
    Single momma of 4, 2 homegrown, 2 adopted. (12,11,10 and 7)

    My mom and I are going to do this together. I am hoping she will sign in later today, or tomorrow. I enjloyed the last read along, Radical in a very painful way. lol. I need to know God loves me. I hope to FEEL DIFFERENT by the end of this read-along. Much of what you wrote in your post, applies to me too. since I have not read the book yet, I don’t quite get the secret name thing. On the test, I could have circled about 20 of those labels…. but here are a few: Broken, Weak, Unfaithful…oooh, doesn’t that sound icky??!!

  49. Kelly Sipan

    name: Kelly Sipan

    place: near San Diego, California

    about: follower of Jesus; wife of one year to a pilot; church youth ministry director; love fun and adventures

    why: I am usually not into emotional, healing-type books… but for that reason, I think I am in need of reading this! I am looking forward to reflecting on my internal faith and feelings in a way I don’t often look at myself.

    given names: average, awkward, discontent, exhausted, fearful, lazy, overwhelmed, rejected… to name a few. 🙂

  50. Tracey Metzger

    Tracey Metzger
    Trinity, Florida
    Daughter of the most high God!! Wife, mom of 3 plus a daughter-in-law 🙂 Founder of For the Girls International Inc., worship leader.
    FTGI is going to be doing a book study on YSN in the Spring so I thought it would be great to chat with others about it ahead of time and accountability is always a good thing!
    Depressed has been my given name in the past among others.
    Looking forward to the discussion!

  51. Michelle

    1. Michelle Sarabia
    2. Nashville, TN
    3. A wife to a wonderful husband, mother to four incredible (maybe?) kids, daughter to parents that I’m learning how to love, and a women that wants all of me for Him.
    4. Overwhelmed, intolerable, afraid, insecure

  52. Kandi

    1. Kandi
    2. Little Rock, AR
    3. wife, mother of girls, reader, follower
    4. loved doing the Radical Read-Along and being challenged by other believers
    5. arrogant, overwhelmed, tired, self-reliant, discontented…oh there are SO MANY!

  53. Karen

    1. Karen McVey
    2. Davenport, Iowa
    3. Mommy to 7 blessings, wife of a priest, lover of babies, books, and all things kitchen-related.
    4. I need to break out of the downward, negative spiral I so often find myself in.
    5. Forgotten, Unloveable, Invisible, Failure, Ungrateful, Inadequate…

  54. Leigh

    1. Leigh, aka HopefulLeigh
    2. Nashville, TN (but forever a Midwestern Chicago suburbs girl)
    3. About to 31 year old pediatric hematology/oncology social worker, bookaholic, crossword completer, lover of music, cooking, and quality time with the people I love
    4. The Radical Read-Along turned me upside down. Now I’m ready for my soul to be covered in truth.
    5. Forgotten, Invisible, Single Woman, Ugly, Unloved (kind of scary to put all of my hidden thoughts out there but I’m so ready to put this behind me!)

  55. Rachelle

    1. Rachelle Moon
    2. McAlister, NM
    3. wife, mama of 4(in the process of adoption of #5), heart for the fatherless
    4. I want to stop listening to the lies I am told; this is where all the conflict in my life is rooted.
    5. argumentative, unloved, unwanted, faithless.

  56. liz

    1. Liz Hayes
    2. Indianapolis, IN
    3. Wife, mother, singer for God, fitness trainer, goal driven..
    4. I knew this would be a good way for me to let go and let God. I need to stop doing things on my own!
    5. Frustrated, selfish, perfectionist, never happy, always reaching for something else.

  57. Heather Marshall

    1. Heather Marshall
    2. Orange County, CA
    3. wife, mother of 2 little boys, middle school teacher
    4. I enjoy reading and had a great experience with another on-line reading group…I look forward to having an open heart while reading the book so God can speak to me and transform my life.
    5. Calloused, Stuck, Unbalanced, Overwhelmed….

  58. Brooke

    1. Brooke
    2. East Tennessee
    3. Failure as a Christian, in need of constant grace.
    4. To learn that God can use those failures for His glory.
    5. This morning’s name of choice can’t be written in polite company – we’ll just say that my husband wanted me to use my inner “B” so that a company we’re dealing with do what they ought to have been doing all along.

  59. Nina

    1. Nina
    2. Western North Carolina
    3. Working mom, writer (professional and otherwise), wife to Dan, long-distance hiker and runner, INFP (personality type), general autodidact
    4. 2010 was a very difficult year and I have a lot of “stuff” to work though, and I think this book will provide a good medium for doing that. I like the idea of a read-along because of the accountability, plus the ability to share and discuss what I’m reading with others.
    5. Depressed, Overwhelmed, Stressed, Tense, Tired, Unbalanced … and those just the ones I feel comfortable sharing. I am ready to start reading!!

  60. Denise

    1. Denise – but I like to be called Deni!
    2. Columbus, OH
    3. I’m trying to work past and through the names I see myself as in hopes to finally see myself through gods eyes.
    4. Oh wow, a lot of them. Insecure, anxious, failure, ect.

  61. Jenn

    1. Jenn

    2. Columbus, OH

    3. Wife, Mommy of 2 little girls (2 and 4), Middle School teacher and Young Life Leader

    4. I have never done a read along before, but it sounds like a great way to have some accountability and to see others insights when reading the book! I just want to know Jesus more this year!

    5. Anxious, Perfectionist, Failure, Fearful, Overwhelmed…

  62. Anthony

    1. Anthony Eckstein
    2. Saint Paris, Ohio
    3. 49 year old husband, dad and grandpa
    4. Always good to be comforted and confronted by God
    5. I don’t know, maybe doubter, failure, weak

  63. Teresa Henry

    1. Teresa
    2. Stanwood, WA
    3. Mom of 3, student, lover of reading and words, wanting to save the hurting.
    4. I am tired of waiting around and not doing the things God has called me to do….I want to be confident in who God says I am.
    5. awkward, fearful, unsure, rejected, overwhelmed, incapable

  64. Mary

    1. Mary
    2. Spring, TX
    3. You’re making me nervous!! 🙂
    3a. Wife, mother of a precious little boy and another on the way, reader, follower of Christ, coffee lover
    4. I want to figure out who I really AM! I want my identity to me in Christ but feel like I try to find it in other things.
    6. Insecure, indecisive, selfish, frustrated, yearning…

  65. Megan Bradford

    1. Megan
    2. Columbus, OH
    3. Wife; mother of 2 boys and one girl (who we will bring home from Ethiopia in the next couple of months); teacher; desire to know God more
    4. I have just been introduced to this online, book-study thing and think that it is a great accountability tool for me, since I enjoy reading blogs and hearing what others think. I know that God is working on me and am excited to see what He has to teach me through this book.
    5. indecisive, not smart enough, lazy, selfish

  66. Laura

    1. Laura Eckstein
    2. Saint Paris, OH
    3. Wife, mother, grandmother, babysitter for 25 years
    4. I wish I would have done radical with the group and when
    this book was introduced it really caught my interest.
    5. Weak, fearful, stressed, fat, rejected, alone

  67. Angie Cooley

    1. Angie Cooley
    2. Cedarville, OH
    3. I’m a mommy of 2 little girls here on earth (5 and 7) and a little boy in Heaven. Married 11 years (wow) :O)
    4. I start books with good intentions and never finish…I love the accountability of this and wanted the “challenge” of this book!
    5. Impatient, Stressed, Self-Reliant…

  68. Tonia

    1. Tonia Thane
    2. Lapeer, MI
    3. Wife, mom of 4 adult children, 1 which is special needs still living at home with us.
    4. I wanted to do the Radical read-along but that didn’t happen. I loved Kary’s book “The Fine Line”
    5. Overwhelmed, inadequate, tired

  69. Kathleen-NM

    1. Kathleen Cantwell
    2. Albuquerque, NM
    3. Wife, Mother of 2 teenagers, bible study leader, disciple maker, cyclist, hiker, runner, reader, writer in the making
    4. Loved reading Radical with the online gang and Secret Name peaked my interest. I want to surrender fully to Christ and know my new name.
    5. Abandoned, alone, stressed, inadequate

  70. Melanie Miller

    Nampa ID
    Wife, mom of 2, love to read, cook & travel
    Several people talked about this book who have no relation to each other. That’s usually when I think God’s trying to get my attention.
    Overwhelmed, tired, rejected, fearful, fat, inadequate

  71. Bethany Peters

    1. Bethany Peters
    2. West Milton, OH
    3. Wife, pregnant with baby #2, lover of fabric, writing in my prayer journal, dancing, and organization
    4. Continue to grow in my journey to gaining confidence
    5. Loud, Insecure, Late, Perfectionist, Moody

  72. Sarah P.

    1. Sarah P.
    2. Vancouver, WA
    3. Worshipper, studier, tuba player, hiker
    4. Intrigued by Throw Mountains, followed Kary on Twitter, got a free e-copy of YSN, saw a chance to read along with others so as to really interact with the book.
    5. Awkward, Alone, Overwhelmed

  73. Erin R

    1. Erin

    2. Grove City, OH

    3. Wife, mommy of 2, nursing student

    4. I knew God wanted me to read this because I instantly came up with 3 or 4 excuses as to why I shouldn’t. Then I realized that they were truly excuses and I can find time for what is important to me. This should be important.

    5. Fearful, fat, rejected, stressed, unappreciated

    Don’t feel overwhelmed by these questions. If you just w

  74. Marla Taviano

    1. Marla Taviano
    2. Columbus, OH
    3. Wife, mama of 3, lover of words and missions.
    4. I want to totally surrender my everything to Christ and silence the lies of the enemy.
    5. Overwhelmed, Stressed, Inconsistent, Selfish, Moody…

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