Glory – Bringer

Guest Blog: Bethany Howard

Last year I had the honor of meeting and working with Bethany Howard at a Christian conference for writers and speakers.

Bethany is refreshingly real. She will listen to your goals, and the fears keeping you from them and ask ‘what if you knew that permission was granted, if you had the green light’?

Today I have invited Bethany to share her gift of poetry with you.

As we celebrate mothers and motherly mentors in our lives I know her words of allowing yourself permission – to stop and just be – will be a gift to your soul.


Transitions undo me every time.

They test my endurance,

challenge the strength of my faith,

and leave me

treading water in a sea

of questions.

Is this what I am supposed to do?

This is different from what I’ve

done in the past…

does that negate

the validity of my

previous chapter?

What about others

who make different

choices then I do?

Am I making a wrong decision?

Is a new chapter even necessary?

I feel like I might be sinking.

My legs are tired of kicking.





and to my surprise

I float.

I rest.

My heart relinquishes it’s

focus on survival

so that I can just be.

I am a glory-bringer,

even here,




in the journey

that takes me to where

I am supposed to be.



Bethany loves a great deal on a pair of shoes and enjoys the simple decadence of dark chocolate. She speaks and writes to motivate others to discover again, or for the first time, that who they are is enough – they just need to step into the permission that has always existed, to be who they are, right where they are.

Permission Granted




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