This is my 100th post!!!!!!
Can you believe it? God has been so good since the beginning of this blog a year ago (January 27th was my first post).
To celebrate my 100th post I have a big giveaway for you. At the end of this post you will see all that I am giving away.
Heather’s Genesis 5020:
In July 2011, I was promoted to Assistant Manager for the group home I was working in. I had been working midnights up until that point and it was wearing on me terribly.
With this new position, I’m able to work first and second shift. That was a direct answer to prayer.
Again, God’s plan was playing out for me.
It amazes me that even now when I go to work I get this feeling that I am right where He wants me to be. I love working with people with disabilities, they are so special to me and I know they are very special to God.
In the spring of 2012, my church made an announcement that a group would be starting up called Wounded Heart. It was for women who had been abused and who were looking for healing from their brokenness.
I heard God whisper to me to join this group, so I did. My sister was one of the leaders so that made it a little easier.
Through wounded heart, I uncovered so many hurts that I didn’t even realize I had but by uncovering them and sitting in my pain, I was able to work through a lot of my issues and begin to heal. Notice I didn’t say I am healed, I am in the process, still.
After Wounded Heart was over, I was able to free myself from John. I was able to forgive him and pray for him.
I’ve stopped living in fear of him and worrying that he’s going to find me. I’m trusting the God who saves me to protect me from him.
Also after Wounded Heart, I heard God whispering to me again. This time he was telling me to be baptized.
I’ve always been a kind of shy person who hates being in front of a crowd so being baptized never sounded appealing to me because of that. But I clearly heard God on this so I knew I had to obey.
On June 17, 2012, I was baptized. I was so nervous.
I knew I was doing the right thing but I had to give a brief video testimony about why I wanted to be baptized and I had to do it in front of all those people at church.
My brother-in-law is an elder at our church so he did the baptisms. He can tell you first hand, I was trembling when I went under the water.
I was excited to be celebrating my commitment to Christ but it was also a funeral, a burial of the woman I used to be.
I was happy to let go of my old self but really committing to my new life in Christ was a little scary for me, in a good way. My parents were there and so were some of the ladies from my Wounded Heart group.
I felt so much love that day.
I titled this post Loved for two reasons.
1) Heather was only beginning to feel and understand the weight of Christs love.
2) You are all loved dearly. I thank God for readers like you who have stuck by Patrick and I this past year and supported this blog.
To say thank you I am giving away seven books, some paperback, some hardback.
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers (has been read once, you can see in the binding)
A Wedding Transpires on Mackinac Islandby Cara Putman
Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
Veil of Pearls by Marylu Tyndall ( has been read, the corners of the cover are slightly worn, nothing major)
The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson
What to do When the Roof Caves In by Marilyn Meberg
Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels
I also will throw in one of those ruffled knitted scarves that are so popular at craft shows. I saw them and thought, “I can make that.” So I did.
As a special thank you to my subscribers, if you leave a comment your name will be entered twice. That goes for anyone who scribes today too 🙂
But you don’t have to subscribe to enter, I just want to do something special for those who do.
******* To enter leave a comment about something God has done in your life over the last year, or leave a prayer request, I would be honored to pray for you. Do this by January 31st at 5:00 pm to be entered. ********