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Elder Twanna House shared:
"Beyond Scared Straight"

I used to watch a TV show called Beyond Scared Straight. It followed at-risk teens throughout their day inside the prison. They use the prison environment to give teens a shocking experience to scare them into changing their reckless behavior. Personally, I know from experience the pain and suffering from my consequences for choosing to do wrong instead of right, especially when I knew better.  Hebrews 10:26 says “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.” For the word of God is clear that willful sinners have their pay day… death (Romans 6:23). 

God allowed me to almost lose everything to scare me into my senses to change. I have learned saying “I am sorry” is not enough. In order to change your behavior, your heart must change first. For me, it took being scared straight to change my ways. The thought of losing my family or any peace of mind, was enough for me to stop. I am not talking about being fearful in a negative sense. But I mean being scared to the point of being shaken to core of your heart. Now, I should have learned better from making the mistake the first time. But for us hardheaded folks like me, being scared straight is the best medicine.

More about Elder Twanna House
Elder Twanna House is the wife, mother of three, and the Elect-Lady of Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, Inc. in Pensacola, FL. She is a true example of a virtuous woman and maintains a spirit of excellence. She teaches the Word of God in a relevant manner that can be applied to everyday life. She is a survivor of severe depression after a 30-year battle and has been walking in deliverance ever since. She also serves as Executive Administrator for Alabaster Box Christian Ministries, Inc. and General Secretary for the Followers of Jesus Christ Fellowship of Churches. She also is the creator/author of "The Chronicles of a Strange Girl" and founder of Beacon of Hope Empowerment Group, an organization dedicated to empowering and advocating for those who struggle with mental illness. Elder House is currently working on her Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University. In all, Elder House is very humbled for everything that God has graciously afforded her and have been allowed to experience in life. “I have learned that I do not have to limit myself at all. My hope is that my life can encourage people to be who they are in God. Don't be afraid to stand out. Ultimately, what He has desired for your life is best. Once you embrace that idea, your life becomes that much more fulfilling."
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