Welcome!

The purpose of this website is to glorify God and bring freedom to others through personal and shared testimonies.

On this website, I will be sharing personal testimonies, scriptural insights, and short videos in order to encourage others to draw closer to God and walk in freedom. At times, I will also post testimonies and encouragement from other contributors. If you have a personal testimony you would like to share please email it to me at truthrejoices@gmail.com or fill out the form on the contact page.

Why I Started this Site

Some people seem to be born with an understanding of God’s love. Others are swept into His embrace by a single wave of revelation. Then there are people like me who have had to have a jillion experiences, from rain drops to sledgehammers, to finally get it: “Wow! God! You really do love me!”

For years, I tried to be a good, loving 1 Corinthians 13 kind of Christian. But no matter how much I strived to be patient, kind, gentle, forgiving, long-suffering, and humble, I always fell short. I figured if I just tried harder I could succeed at this thing called love. Unfortunately, my efforts and misguided attempts to be more loving, and to be loved by God, set my children and myself up to be victims instead of victors.

God met me in a powerful way in a hospital room when I was in college, and He has continued to show up in my life in incredible ways. But no matter how many God encounters I experienced, I could not accept His love. Part of the reason was because in wracking my brain as to how to love the Corinthians 13 way I somehow missed verse 6: “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth” (NIV).

Because of fear and shame, I had assigned evil attributes to God. The way I was treated in my relationships just reaffirmed to me His disapproval of me. The truth was I didn’t know His character or His heart. Thankfully, He loved me enough to reveal both.

Surprisingly, the season during which God revealed His heart to me the most, was when the conditional love I believed in would have disqualified me—my divorce. For years I had tried to serve God, not only in ministry opportunities but by staying in a destructive marriage. When there was nothing else I could do to keep everything together, I raged against Him for deceiving me. In reality, He was freeing me. The more I fought against Him, the more He fought for me until I finally surrendered my works mentality and received what He had been offering me from the beginning—His incredible heart of unconditional love.

As I experienced new facets of God’s love, He began to displace the lies that I had believed for so long with His amazing truths. The One who saved me from my sins would now save me from deception, fears, and the enabling ways that were destroying my loved ones and me, eventually leading me into my purpose which is teaching others about God’s love and their true identities through, writing, speaking, and now this website.

I pray that the insights and stories on this site will draw you closer to the heart of God and inspire you to live the life He created you to live as you encounter His love in a fresh way every day!
Be abundantly blessed!
Jeannie Boatright