Overcomer – Elizabeth Gaddis

Want to introduce an overcomer –Elizabeth Gaddis

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This past year was very tough for Elizabeth and her family.  She grew up at Second Baptist Church, and as a student in Highschool she started leading worship in the student ministry. She has really grown in her leading and as a true worshipper of Christ with her life.  As a worship leader she is one of the most authentic and amazing worshippers I’ve ever been around. I want to share her story of this past year, this truly is an amazing woman of God.

Harvey

In August as she was away at school in Nashville she had to sit and watch Hurricane harvey wreak havoc on Houston, and her home.  These posts from her Instagram are heartbreaking.

 

Anxiety

After Harvey she had a serious bout with Anxiety and fought this for some time. She prayed and has worked hard to overcome this with prayer and scripture.

Vocal Rest

She then was diagnosed with cysts on her vocal chords, which has placed her on vocal rest for this past year. Will have to have surgery soon to get these cysts removed, with a long recovery.

Overcome

Through everything she’s been through this year – she continues to worship with her life.  She knew that she would not be on stage leading music this year at camp, so she decided to come and lead a condo of girls.  Wanting to se

rve in any capacity she can!  Her heart is amazing for Christ, she doesn’t care about the lights or the stage. She cares about bringing glory to His name no matter where or what is happening in her life.  This is a picture of her worshipping from the crowd surrounded by the teenagers that she chose to pour into all week.

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Here is a song she wrote during Harvey –

 

I always thought I’d show my kids this room

I always thought that Gran’s piano would be tuned someday

And I’d sit on that bench and sing of things that always stay

 

Like baby pictures

And grandfather clocks

Favorite dishes

And old dusty college year books

 

These memories now rotten

Overnight they leave but aren’t forgotten

Oh how we will grieve these losses

Our baby pictures

 

I always thought I’d get to say goodbye

I always had this picture in my mind

Of how I’d walk down that hall without a single thing left behind

 

Like baby pictures

And grandfather clocks

Our favorite dishes

And old dusty college year books

 

These memories now rotten

Overnight they leave but aren’t forgotten

Oh how we will grieve these losses

Our baby pictures

 

Breathe

Just breathe

Breathe

Just breathe

It’s all being made alive

 

 

 

 

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