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Self-Care – Healing with Minister Shawn Lawrimore – EP 29



In Episode 29 Minister Shawn Lawrimore reminds of the power of self-care and communion with God. We must remain grounded in His Word and find our breath through him. We all face challenges in our lives that can distract or derail us. The true challenge is to face those speed bumps and continue along the path that God has paved for us.  Practice self-care daily, take care of your health (emotional, physical, financial, mental, etc) and commune with God.  The quality of the relationship with yourself and God will determine how we show up in all other relationships.  Stay strong and connected beloved.

 

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Healing with Minister Shawn Lawrimore & Evangelist Cheryl Banks Hayes – EP 12



Minister Lawrimore is taking a much deserved Self-Care day and invites you to listen to episode 12, with guest host Evangelist Cheryl Banks Hayes.  New episode drops next week.  Peace and blessings.

In Episode 12 Minister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Evangelist Cheryl Banks Hayes discussing confession and answering the question, ‘How in the world are you today?’.   We can all agree that confession is difficult because it’s such a vulnerable action.  However, we must remain grounded in his Word and find refuge in the cleansing of transparency through confession.  Let it out and let God.

 

 

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Hope Thou in God – Healing w/Evangelist Cheryl Banks-Hayes – Ep 24



Join Minister Shawn Lawrimore of She Royal Ministries in Philadelphia, PA for episode 24.  Shawn welcomed Evangelist Cheryl Banks-Hayes to discuss ‘Hope thou in God’.

Sometimes when we are consumed in the things happening to and around us, we can loose sight of the Lord and his love.  We are human, as individuals we suffer great challenges, living paycheck to paycheck, foreclosure, addictions, illness.  As a global community, we experience political corruption, critical accidents, natural disasters delivered to devices in our palms.

How do we come up against our personal and global challenges?  How do we continue to seek and walk with our merciful God to healing and growth?  Bibically, we are taught and reminded today, hope is the first step.  Not hope so, hope KNOW!

Join Minister Shawn Lawrimore, founder of She Royal Ministries and host of the weekly podcast Bridging the Gap for the monthly session of ‘Straight Talk’.   ‘Straight Talk’ is a real conversation to help you surrender to God and live your best life.  Tickets to upcoming events available here.

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people. – Psalm 100:3


Celebrating Accomplishments by Leveling Up – Episode 23



 

Episode 23 is very special because we are celebrating 6 months of the podcast! In this episode, host and Minister Shawn Lawrimore reflects on the process of birthing Bridging the Gap.  If you’ve been enjoying the messages of love, connection, purpose and encouragement from this community, get comfortable to hear the origin story and this week’s message.

Shawn penned a message of devotion this week, titled, ‘Love Must Be Sincere’ which begins, “Children of God are recognized by their love for God and for each other. Paul tells the Christians in Rome that their love must firstly be sincere.  All of us are usually so busy with our own things that we have precious little time and attention left for other people.  This is one of the reasons why our love is not always sincere. We pretend to be interested in other people’s problems, while we actually only care about our own problems.

The original Greek text refers to an actor wearing a mask. Sincere love is therefore love without a mask. It is a love that is genuine and sincere, a love that puts others first, so that my own interest are less important. In ourselves we are not capable of such a love, because it is the type of love with which God lies us.  God is love and only He can teach us to love like that; to see other people as He sees them; to look past the faults and shortcomings and love the people behind them.” Read the entire message here.

This episode was also inspired by the recently released single, Level Up by Ciara.


There is One Author & One Finisher of Fate – w/Special Guest Apostle Brenda Thomas



 

 

 

 

Minister Shawn Lawrimore and Bridging the Gap Podcast welcome Apostle Brenda Thomas for encouragement about taking the time to reflect and understand the season we are currently in.  Which requires knowing ‘that there is one author and one finisher of fate’.

Check out this weeks devotional message, Brotherly Love and Devotion

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12: 10

Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle” (The Message, p. 389-390). This is no easy task.

By nature we much rather tend to distrust each other, to be jealous of each other and to look after our own interests. This selfishness constantly impedes us when we want to obey the law of God. Read More Here.

 


Hush While I Heal – w/Special Guest Darnetta Allen-Skidmore ep21



This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Darnetta Allen-Skidmore to explore the importance of quietness and stillness during healing to allow the uninterrupted word of God to lead your thoughts and actions.  Darnetta is the author of July’s Book Club selection, “Hush While I Heal” available to purchase here.  Shawn & Darnetta dive into the book to gain additional insights to strengthen your resolve as you move from broken to healed.

Darnetta Allen-Skidmore is a prophetic intercessor, counselor, mentor, psalmist, teacher, and a mother. The Lord gave her a vision to establish Infinite Order Prophetic Ministry and DAS Ministries, the ministry of intercession in 2012. She has birthed it out and continues to build. She resides in Belle Rose, LA with her two children.  Darnetta states that “Life may cause you to mature, by the struggles you face. But, God is always in the middle of the developmental phase for your purpose is at hand.”

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Lay Your Secrets Before God – Ep 19



 

This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Evangelist Cheryl Banks-Hayes to explore the importance of confession and laying your secrets before God.  To move forward with God, action is required. Strength of conviction. The ability to forsake those things that hold us back.  And to mind our thoughts.

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died and your life is not hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:2-3

 

What the heart is full of, the tongue speaks, as the well-known saying goes, ‘We cannot help speaking of the the things that are uppermost in our thoughts’.

If one listens to the conversations of the average person it would seem as if we do not in the least heed to Paul’s advice to the church of Colosse.  The things we talk about are usually pessimistic.  If our fellow Christians were to listen to us, they would probably be unable to gather that we actually believe that God will provide for us in the future. Read more.

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Conquering Rejection – Ep 18



Minister Shawn Lawrimore discusses road of rejection, the role it plays in our lives building insecurities, fostering the idea of no and facing it head on.  Guest writer, Wendy Freeman pens this week’s devotional message, “Wake Up My Love”.

At what age do you learn self-love? Is it when your parents tell you how cute you are? How about when family members tell you who you resemble, and who has what feature? Did you learn what self-love was inside of your home at all?  Growing up in a Christian family, did you learn what self-love was based on what the bible said? The issue in families is that we are not taught self-love until faced with insecurities due to bullying, gender stigma, or body image and weight stigmas. Thus causing some people to look for love in other places, lacking the wisdom to recognize what love really is.

In a nutshell, self-love is viewing you the way God sees you. God knew you and loved you before your mother carried you in her womb. As much as I love my children, I would not even attempt to count the numbers of hairs on their heads…but guess who knows? God does! God chose to create you! God chose to sacrifice His only begotten son for you! As children of God, do you understand that sacrifice alone means that we are heirs of God!? We are heirs of true and divine royalty! Read more.

 

 

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Jesus, the Vine to my Branch – Episode 17



‘I Love You’. Such a powerful phrase, many expectations, dreams and potential in one phrase.  Depending on the speaker of thes words, the validity and connotation can vary. One thing’s for sure, when God tells us, “I Love You” we can be sure it’s the real deal. As such, we have to ensure that when we face ourselves and say those famed three words, we too are the real deal.

In God we find the vine to our branch, how to we use the love, consitency and faith of the vine to nurture and strengthen our branch with self-love?  This week, Minister Shawn Lawrimore challenges us to build our relationship with God with self-love as a foundation.  This week’s message is supplemented in the devotional “Jesus is The Vine”.  “I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5 

The vine and the branches form an inseparable unit. We cannot see where the vine ends and the branch begins.  The branch is continually being fed by the vine.  If the branch is cut from the vine, it will wither and die.

You must remain in Jesus like the branch in the vine.  This implies that you will be willing to work on your relationship with Him, that you will grow and become stronger every day, so that you will be able to bear much fruit.  It also means that you will get to know him better, and love Him even more. Read More.

This week Minister Shawn Lawrimore recorded the show from the Breakfast Boutique, 6830 Ogontz Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19138.  Check out devotional messages, gospel playlists, submit prayer requests, check out upcoming events and join the She Royal Ministries Community.


White Flags & God’s Plan – Ep 16



How do you get unstuck? How do you beat fear and step out from behind your most miserable season? God say’s “Surrender”.  This week, MInister Shawn Lawrimore is joined by Evangelish Cheryl Banks-Hayes for a discusion on healing through surrender, waving your white flag for God’s plan to manifest through you.  Check out this week’s devotional message, ‘The New Peter’:

But Peter and John replied, “judge for yourself whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”  Acts 4:19-20

Fortunately Peter’s story does not end in the courtyard of the high priest.  When we read of Peter again, in the beginning of Act, we encounter an altogether different Peter.  His inspiring sermon on the day of Pentecost caused three thousand people to come to repentance. Afterwards, when the Sanhedrin commanded Peter and John not to speak or teach at all in the Name of Jesus, he declared in no uncertain terms that they could not keep quiet about what they had seen and heard.  Read more here.