Tell us about your friend, family member, or neighbor who has given up everything, and is living a life fully surrendered to God. Share their story on Facebook, Instagram, or your blog using the hashtag #anythingproject, or submit your story here!
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Excepting the Unexpected

On October 2nd 2010 my life changed forever. The two State Troupers knocked at our door at 1:00am to inform my Husband and I that our 18 year old son Thomas was killed in an automobile accident. A huge piece of my soul had died that early morning. Your faith is not real until your faith is tested. Did I believe if you except Jesus as Savior you will go to Heaven? Well, now your son is there, do you still believe that? Yes, yes I do. When I prayed so many years ago to surrender my children to the Lord. your will be done…. Read more »

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Anything but autism?

When I was pregnant with my first son in 2006, I was taking education classes and we discussed autism. I remember thinking, “oh Lord, anything but that.” My husband remembers me praying about it, too. It wasn’t until 2010 his autism was diagnosed. It was hard and full of emotional questions: was this my fault for past transgressions, was this my fault physically, why, now what. In those 5 years since, I’ve learned SO much about being a mom, a wife, a human being, a Christian that I otherwise would not have learned if I’d had a “normal” kid my firstborn (our second son does… Read more »

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Not my story

(https://jesicarokohl.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/not-my-story/) My husband Eric and I got married on April 8th of 2011. As a brand new wife, I struggled on so many levels. I wanted to be a Godly wife, and love and support my husband. However, within the first few weeks of marriage I began to realize we were so focused on each other, and not at all on God. That was when God brought a special blog entry to my attention. This particular blog was a guest entry by a gal named Lizzie, on a photography blog that I follow regularly and while I was more interested in reading about photography shoots… Read more »

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Four Anythings

It’s easy to just stay home. Easy to just say, “I am making a difference in my own family, and that’s enough.” Sometimes that is enough. There have been seasons where God tells me that’s most certainly enough. But this year was not one of those seasons. This year I read Anything. At the end of last summer, my heart was drawn to more. My twin babies were toddlers, and I knew God’s season of “stay” was morphing again into a season of “go”. But I didn’t know what or where. I read Interrupted, then almost immediately read Anything. I started to dream. I started… Read more »

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Daily Surrender

I’ve been meaning to write down this story for sometime now, but honestly every time I started I felt overwhelmed and I stopped. I’m not sure I can put words into what I have experienced over the last two years. I also know that writing it will leave me raw and exposed again, and sometimes I just don’t know if I can take it. Then I realize that I can’t, but I don’t have to God can and God will. So anyway here it goes. Two years ago I was together. I had a good paying job, a great family with four beautiful children. I… Read more »

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“And if it’s cancer, will you trust me?”

I started writing this a letter to you, Jennie, as I anxiously await for the release of the Anything Bible study (I pre-ordered 5 because I had to), because I wanted to encourage you with how God used your book, Anything, in my life. But now with the chance for tickets to the conference on the line, I’ll submit it this way! I was longing for more when I picked up your book in 2011. I read it, underlined and wondered what would happen if I told God I was open to anything, but I wasn’t ready to go all in. A month later I… Read more »

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My Anything

The Hand of God http://cultivatedheart.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-hand-of-god.html If I Allow… http://cultivatedheart.blogspot.com/2015/05/if-i-allow.html

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From Mess to Miracles… {the power of yes}

When we said yes to housing my Mom in our home we had no idea the journey God was preparing us for. She had been in a severe accident and needed time to heal and the comforts of family surrounding her to help her continue to exit an abusive and failing marriage. We would bunk two boys together and give her time to get well in our home, pouring in on so many fronts. She was with us for seven months before surprising everyone with the news that she would return to her debilitating marriage, choosing him over any continuing contact with us. That was… Read more »

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#Anything project

My life has been gripped by fear, control, anger, worry, anxiety, and negative thinking for the past 13 years. As a young adult I was so bold and courageous to do anything and everything the Lord called me to. But this all changed when while on my honeymoon in New York, 9/11 happened. I was bound by fear and wanted nothing more than to be home and feel safe. I don’t think I realized how much that moment paralyzed and crippled me. But a huge part of who God made me died that day. From 2001-2014 I dealt with immense fear. I didn’t want to… Read more »

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he met me in the mess I was in and led me on a path toward authentic joy

Two years ago, I just moved to Little Rock, Arkansas from Jonesboro, AR. I spent my first year out of college teaching in Jonesboro, AR. Nothing in me felt settled there so I moved to Little Rock with full expectation to become settled, to become complete. I was moving into my second year of teaching in a wonderful school. My family was close by. Several of my friends were in Little Rock. Everything was going to be perfect (or so I thought). Instead, it was the opposite. There was a hole, a longing inside of me that I could not for the life of me… Read more »

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Letting go to receive more

My passion is to love on women and see them set free and living a life sold out to Jesus. Through, It can only be God chain of events I ended up being a women’s ministry leader at our church. With each step of obedience He graciously gave me courage, strength and mentors to walk this journey of faith with me. I had no idea where He was leading me but I was leaving it all behind to follow Him, my fears, doubt, shame, expectations each one slowly lost there grip on me. I was in a place that I never would have expected to… Read more »

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My Anything (s)

ANYTHING PROJECT I don’t want to pray the anything prayer. I don’t want to NOT pray the anything prayer. I want what God wants for me. I want what I want. “Rom 7:14-25 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17 So now it is no longer I who do it,… Read more »

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Redefined

My husband, Dean and I have always tried to live in obedience and abandonment to God. After a few moves and several broken dreams I was broken and lost. Dean had taken a job at the church we are attending, and I wasn’t sure I could do another “church/Christian” thing. For the first time in over 20 years we were not working together, I no longer had a “title”, our marriage was fragile, my family was fractured and I was diagnosed with MS and Lupus. God, in His graciousness, gave us time to heal as a family and slowly I began to trust again. God… Read more »

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“See, I am doing a new thing!”

I started this blog July 2012, after about 6 months of thinking about it I knew the Lord was starting a great story for my life I knew great adventure was on its way I wanted to make sure I documented what The Lord was doing in my life I wanted to make sure I was “Enjoying the Journey” Though I didn’t move anywhere or go on a grand vacation, I had quite the adventure The past three years The Lord opened a whole new way of viewing life I saw life through the lens of the Word and not the world I started dreaming… Read more »

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GOD loves me so much

I came from a very average rich family, my father was then a senior Nigeria police officer with the rank of CSP (Chief Superiment of police). Because of his position in the force we live in a Government reservation Area in a city call Enugu in Nigeria, this where the very rich in the city lives and that makes most of us the youth that live there to be proud and live like there is no tomorrow. We party and constantly go after girls. For me sex start became like food, my friends and I usually go to a near by higher institution to get… Read more »

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If I’d Seen this Coming, I’d have Run the other Way

God gave me a dream as an eight year old, and we’ve taken turns giving it back to each other ever since. I’ve prayed, “I’ll do anything. I’ll go anywhere” many times and meant it… but He called me to Italy. It was my idea to move to Italy as a college student who spoke fluent Italian. And it was my idea to move there when we were newlyweds with no debt and no kids. It was my idea to move to Italy when I got a job translating there. It was my idea to go there when my husband started working for the same… Read more »

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Trophy of His Grace

Our story is one of complete surrender. In 2004, my husband and I left our country of the Bahamas to study the bible at Liberty University, in Lynchburg VA. This we thought was a big anything, because we left jobs and had only 2500 dollars and a child; and we were going to study the word of God and see what He would do next. Little did we know that He would bring me face to face with my past, which consisted of two abortions, multiple suicide attempts and so much more. But, you see He had a work for us to do. I started… Read more »

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Past my past

Curious George ruined my life. His adventures with the man in the yellow hat…caused me…at the age of 6….to run away from home for the first time. The police were kind enough to return me home…and after receiving the beating of my life…(at least to that point)…I made my plans…and ran again…and again…and again. The monkey broke all the rules…as I did. At school I was wonderful…a perfect student..anxious for the praise and acceptance I attained from good grades and perfect attendance…but at home, it was as if I couldn’t do anything to please my mother…and the men she involved my siblings and I with…. Read more »

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Past my past

Curious George ruined my life. His adventures with the man in the yellow hat…caused me…at the age of 6….to run away from home for the first time. The police were kind enough to return me home…and after receiving the beating of my life…(at least to that point)…I made my plans…and ran again…and again…and again. The monkey broke all the rules…as I did. At school I was wonderful…a perfect student..anxious for the praise and acceptance I attained from good grades and perfect attendance…but at home, it was as if I couldn’t do anything to please my mother…and the men she involved my siblings and I with…. Read more »