Thursday, August 28, 2014



Last weekend I attended one of the best Women’s conferences ever.  To say this is quite the compliment.  I have been to conferences all around the country, large, small, local and well known speakers.

This recent one was hosted by one of the smallest church congregations in the Village.  It was chaired by a young woman who felt impressed to offer this type of healing conference.  There were a variety of local women who bravely shared their deepest wounds and struggles.

The fact these were younger women was an additional blessing.  Too many of us carry deep wounds with us to the grave. That is too tragic.  We all have them.  Perhaps it is that nagging doubt or those huge wounds into our souls. Each of us has something that the evil one tries to use against us to keep us from the full life God has ordained us to live.

It is so important to share and shoulder each others burdens.  We can’t shoulder if we don’t share.  A very dear friend spoke of the shame and guilt she felt over her child’s struggle with drug addiction.  She felt she could not tell anyone.  When she came to the realization others were just like her, she became a healing source. She is now a powerful and dedicated intercessory prayer warrior for those all around the world.  As she comforts others, she finds her heart healing.

My precious friend relayed a beautiful and encouraging word to me this week.  She shared an excerpt from a story “Hobbit the Healer” in Guidepost..

Sometimes it is those who have been wounded most deeply, both humans and animals, which become blessed with the gift of being healers.”

A local couple runs a healing ranch for children of all ages. Their home has become a rescue center for animals as well. These animals are so loving and accepting.  It is amazing how even the most detached soul finds their hearts responding,

If animals show such pure and unconditional love, surely we human animals can do as much.

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

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