“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Pressed but Not Crushed is a forum for California Baptists to share their redeeming God-Stories; experienced through the difficult seasons of life. In these testimonies, we strive to encourage others in the family to “not lose heart,” for we remember that “our troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” In those moments when one might otherwise feel alone in their valley, we know others have gone before and have wisdom and encouragement to offer. The sharing of our God-Stories shines a light on the darkness, revealing the truth that we were never alone. Above all, Pressed but Not Crushed sets its highest aim at giving ultimate glory to the Father of Lights, the Giver of every good and perfect gift; the One from whom there is never a shifting shadow.
by Sarah Graham
In our inaugural “Pressed but Not Crushed” posts, Sarah Graham, Director of Communications for the California Southern Baptist Convention shares the story of her divorce detailing how her husband of 16 years confessed both his struggle with sexuality and years of infidelity. This 4-episode blog series entitled “What I Learned when my Husband Came out of the Closet,” is a compelling story of forgiveness and redemption-in-progress.
by Brandon Davison
In our newest story series, Pastor Brandon Davison, Tulare Street Campus Pastor for Clovis Hills Community Church, invites us into the gripping tale of his redeeming God-story. From all manner of abuses - to incarceration - to the precision perfect moment when the Lord finally intervened, Brandon shares how he would not be forsaken in the pit of despair. Join us for this 3-part series entitled “Light in the Darkness.”