Today on Poema I’m joined by singer/songwriter/worship leader Shelly E Johnson. As well as being a bestselling and critically acclaimed worship artist, Shelly has served as worship leader alongside Beth Moore, Tony Nolan, Andy Stanley, and toured North America with renown Irish Hymn-writers Keith & Kristyn Getty.

In this episode Shelly shares her own powerful story, of losing a parent at an early age, how it impacted her relationship with God and her creative journey – and helped her understand the true meaning of grace. Having lost a parent myself, and as an artist, much of her story resonated with my own, and we explore some deep truths about grief, suffering and the spiritual journey.

We also discuss the true meaning of grace, and how God through our experiences, we have seen how God takes these broken pieces of our lives, and rebuilds them into something more beautiful – a Mosaic Of Grace, the title of one of Shelly’s most memorable songs, and the title of my own bestselling book.

You can find more about Shelly’s work here.

My #2 bestselling book, ‘Mosaic Of Grace: God’s Beautiful Reshaping Of Our Broken Lives’ is available in print here & on Kindle here.

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