November 5, 2009 The Hint of a Dream Fulfilled
I’ve had a longing deep in my soul, for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I couldn’t even verbalize it, but still it burned within me. It was a desire for a meaning and a purpose to my life, that the awful things I lived through be changed and transformed to an ultimate blessing. I was profoundly compelled; the person that I was, within the pain, the overeating and the out of control emotions dreamed of one day, experiencing the modification that would reveal a purpose far beyond myself. Today, I have a hint of the dream fulfilled. It feels a bit like dreaming at night and awakening to a whisper of what the dream was and yet a feeling of the immensity of the whole dream. The book that I have written, “Flame of Healing: A Daily Journey of Healing from Abuse and Trauma,” is that dream. It is the transforming work that flips the suffering of my youth to the healing of many who suffer. The dream extended to not only writing the book, but longing for it to impact the lives of innumerable people who are hurting so bad that they are immobilized. Today, I have a hint of what is to come and my soul is shouting, “Glory to my God, who makes all things possible!” A Bible College, Seminary and Chaplain Accreditation has chosen to add my book as a part of their Certificate Program; moreover, “Flame of Healing,” is the only book addressing spiritual healing that they are adding to their program. My heart wants to sing, for the honor and for the credibility this bestows on the book. It is just the beginning; I can hardly wait!