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Faith Reaction

Miranda shares about how she came to terms with faith, what it truly means to her, and how big a role it played in her life right from the start. I’m sure we’ve all heard it said that “God is…


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Jimmy – My Journey to Christ

What is God? God is the redemption in my life. God is the forgiveness in my heart. God is the beauty that I see. God is the hope that fills my life. God is the truth I operate with and…


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Because Justice Matters

Editor’s Note: This week at WitnessSF we have the honor of sharing Ruthie’s story. Ruthie is the founder and director of Because Justice Matters, a San Francisco-based ministry that reaches women who experience isolation and exploitation. BJM seeks justice by…


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Next Stop: Freedom

On July 25th, I posted a story called  “Witness Forever” and in it referenced a reader of WitnessSF who was greatly impacted by the stories shared here. With that as the context, the following post was written by that reader.…


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Saved by His Grace

Our friend Gina shares her broken past and how a desperate prayer changed her life It’s been a year and half since I went back to the place I left before finding God.  Eighteen months to be exact. At the…


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My Extra-Ordinary Life

Our friend Kristen, moved by the WitnessSF event, reevaluated her extra ordinary life. My life is ____________.   What would you fill-in the blank with? My life is boring. That’s honestly how I had been feeling the last few months, maybe even…


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Do not resist the Holy Spirit!

Editor’s Note: I didn’t grow up in the church, so it’s always interesting to me to hear stories about people who did and want nothing to do with it anymore. Also interesting are those who come back and experience anew…


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From Broken to Butterfly

Editor’s Note: Freedom House is a home for survivors of slavery and human trafficking in the Bay Area. The first shelter of its kind in Northern California, they provide long-term aftercare for adult female survivors of sex or labor trafficking.…


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No Shame

When and why do we feel shame or embarrassment? Where did we learn what to hide and who to hide it from? Susan shares her thoughts, as she observes her children and the way they’re learning these things for the…


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Finding the Lost Sheep

“So wherever you are in life, no matter how near or far you may feel from God, trust me, He will come after you. Our Jesus is the shepherd who will leave the ninety-nine to find the one,” says Christina.…


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