Guest Posts

New Beginnings Tour 2017

The Shine Effect

The Shine Effect is a full-time, ministry minded, 4-piece energetic Christian rock/worship band from Jacksboro, TN striving to answer the call God has placed on their lives to serve Him and minister to others through music and testimonies. The band consists of Maria Roberts (vocals), husband Ben Roberts (bass), Ben’s brother Josh Roberts (guitar/vocals), Josh’s…

PTSD and Suffering

PTSD and Suffering – David Seligman, guest blog writer for Courage Beyond, shares his experience having PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and how he has come to the conclusion that he doesn’t like to say he is suffering:  I have heard a lot of words used to describe PTSD: “tragic”, “heartbreaking”, “scary”, “pitiful”. The more I heard…

Age Doesn’t Matter…You Can Make A Difference

Today we are happy to feature Katie Davis as a millennial who is sharing hope. We continue to share stories like Katie’s to hopefully inspire you that your age doesn’t matter. You can make a difference in the world. Here is a bit of Katie’s story: In December of 2006, 18-year-old Katie Davis from Brentwood, Tennessee,…

Thicker [Video] and Body Image

Thicker (A Slam Poem by Lauryn Lugo) Have you ever been described by someone with a word that’s usually used to describe a milkshake…thick, thicker?   Have you ever struggled with your body image?  Have you struggled with thinking you are enough…just the way you are?  You are definitely not alone. When: 1 in 5 women…