Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace by Anne JacksonIn May 2008, Anne Jackson asked a question onher blog, “What is one thing you feel you can’t say in church?”
Hundreds responded. Everyone had a story.
Permission to Speak Freely is the unique new project and movement of author AnneJackson, who is finished with keeping brokenness in the dark. Bringing to lightthe original intent of God’s sanctuary as a place of help and healing, Annereveals that through confession, both to God and to others, we can live livesthat are whole and healed.
Told with disarming transparency, Anne shareswhat led to her own addictions and the ensuing lifestyle that left her woundedand withdrawn, but ultimately rescued and redeemed. She includes dramaticstories of others who also learned to abandon their fear, pride, and masks; toidentify their hurts; and to find the courage to speak freely.
Their confessions, submitted as mixed mediapieces, photography, and sketches, were collected from people across the world,and are included throughout the book. Readers will share in the opportunity tofind their own path to redemption and freedom.
I have a confession.
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I did it. Any variation will do the job, as either is the heart of each and every confession. They are looking for a confession. When one reads the word "confessions," one would not necessarily associate it with the word "narrative. They are also a more personal thing- one does not simply put them in a story form unless purposely intending to do so, because usually it is something that expresses guilt for something personal or is between the author and their conscience or perhaps to themselves. However, there can always be an exception. Unlike in life, confessions in Hell are merely a formality to help decide where one best belongs, since atonement is supposed to happen pre-death; therefore confession is now the evidence against you when being judged.
Dear Readers,. I have a confession to make. Mom, if you're reading this I suggest you close your laptop or put your iPad down now as this is.
you had me at meow book
The Moral of the Story
Foo Fighters- The Best Of You(lyrics)
Just like I prefer my understandings and beliefs to have reason and flow, so to should songs, records, and even blogs. And right now, this blog feels all over the map to me. Here's the thing, I write because I have endless questions and curiosities and my process is to work through them by doing research and then ruminating on what I find, finally organizing my thoughts into essays. I like to check the logical flow of ideas and personal conclusions before moving on, I mean, even the wildest of notions must still conform to reason, right? In case I hadn't mentioned it, releasing an album and playing music professionally was never a dream of mine, at least not until very recently.