Daily Delight

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


I had a front row seat to the ocean, my happiest of happy places.  I took a few much needed days for some soul therapy and relaxation.  While waves crashed upon the shore in my tranquility, I turned to my friend and asked where she wanted her life to be in 5 years.  She answered and after a minute of comfortable silence, she returned the question to me.  I needed to think about it and then without hesitation, I blurted what I knew to be true.
“I don’t know exactly what I want my life to look like but I know that I want to be FREE from the opinions of what people think of me.” There. I said it. I want freedom. I want to live independently from the fear of making the wrong choice; speaking the wrong words or caring what people might think if I believe God for crazy big things.  

Today is my birthday and ironically, it’s also the day that our country celebrates freedom-the birth of American independence.  It had to cost some people something. Freedom is never free, it comes with a price and mine will too. I will lose some things in order to live fearlessly. It will require bravery, courage and take risk but the gift of freedom far exceeds the sacrifice of which it costs.

I pledge my allegiance to the voice of my Father. To hear Him and know Him. I won't get it right every time so extend grace and love me anyway. I want freedom from fear. Walking in freedom with Jesus has to be better than that ocean view or any fireworks that light up the sky. To me, there is no greater gift. 

Let freedom ring. 

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." -2 Corinthians 3:17 

{photo: @dreacoci} 

About the Author


Jill Parr

≫ ≫ Singer. Speaker. Writer. Coffee consumer. Wife. Mom. Mimi. Shoe lover. These are some of the things that make Jill Parr who she is. Although she is passionate about all of these, she might be most passionate about helping women walk into their true identity of who it is that God created them to be.

Parr toured the country as a CCM recording artist, playing festivals and churches for over a decade. Never giving up her dream to sing full time, God started moving her in a new direction in 2009. She started speaking to women and singing less, all while wrestling with the idea of this new season.

Parr’s husband, Brian Hardin, founded the Daily Audio Bible in 2006. Parr is the founder of, “More Gathering” that is sponsored by the Daily Audio Bible, annually. (www.moregathering.com)

Jill and Brian live outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with their 5 kids and first grandchild. They travel extensively throughout the year.

In addition to speaking and singing, Jill enjoys shoe shopping, the outdoors, cooking, fashion, music, painting art all while enjoying great coffee.

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