Thursday, January 21, 2010

Share Your Heart

With love & humility,
we would be honored to grasp your hands in prayer,
gently balm your heart with encouragement,
or just listen...

Contact Darlene
(Healing Hearts, Renewing Minds ministry founder) here:

DarleneHHRM {at} gmail {dot} com

Contact Jennifer

JenniferHHRM {at} gmail {dot} com

*When you send us a note, please be understandingly patient for a response. We are women desperately trying to balance this ministry with all of the other wonderful gifts (motherhood, family time, jobs, home schooling, college classes, domestic duties...) that God has graciously bestowed upon us.

It is important to us that we encourage you, pray for you, wrap you in His love, and speak God's Truth as we respond to emails. We want to take the time to listen and share.

Know that you are gently and tenderly held up to the Lord -- with hopeful expectations of the good works we expect Him to do in you!

(more contacts coming soon for ministry-specific needs)


Mary said...

I am trying to be encouraging to others, but I need encouragement myself. When the aloneness is too much, for too many years, and financies are too low, for too long and there seems to be nothing attractive about you for anyone, you wonder what God cares about you for what reason? Is down and out, with nothing to give an attraction? If it is not for me, how can it be for God? Is it any wonder I feel rejected and gossiped about and disappointed so much even after reading His Word and praying and coming back home from work, being alone again without phone calls from anyone who really cares about me. I have made so many calls and visits to people over my lifetime, both men and women, but heaven knows the time comes when I am not the rock of gibraltor. I am in need now like anyone else. How can I be an ecouragement to anyone when I am thrown out, rejected, left alone for so long and talked about negatively. I can only take so much. Is God not in charge of all this too? Does He not have the control of how much a person can take? I am looking for help too.

Darlene said...

Dearest Mary--

Yes, ma'am, I do believe that God knows every thought and need and desire of your heart. God cares about you, not because of who you know or who you please or who comes to your house for a meal, but He loves you because you are His precious daughter. He created you. God does not make mistakes. Not at all.

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." Philippians 4:8

We don't always have to be an encouragement. Sometimes we just have to be.

May God bless you this day as you focus on Him and His goodness in your life.

tlk2006 said...

Today I was lead by a friend through Facebook of your website on HHRM. I am so grateful to her for sharing this. I am a mother of 3 wonderful young adults and am remarried to a wonderful man - none of them know the torment I have experienced over the years of not one abortion, but multiple, too multiple to type. I am so ashamed deep down in the depths of my soul......not a soul on earth knows; not even my doctor because of my shame. I was encouraged by your boldness to share the truth and the forgiveness our Jesus has to offer. My hope is to be able to truly forgive myself, not in my head only, but in my heart. I am embarking on a conference this weekend seeking freedom and forgiveness for this shameful area of my life and for other areas that I know this has affected. I would covet all prayers for complete restoration and healing. Thanks. Terri

tlk2006 said...

Today I was thankful that my friend shared your info on HHRM. I am a hurting mother of 3 wonderful young adults who has a "secret" from everyone and it's not been just one's been too multiple to even type. To shameful to share, to hurtful to think about. No one person on this earth knows. I do know God knows and I am so sorry for my actions that were before I became a Christian as well - Yes I should find comfort in just that, but I don't. I am seeking healing at a conference this weekend and am so looking forward to freedom. Your column was God-timing and I am grateful that you were bold enough to share your hurt. I am looking forward to no shame, no guilt, no unforgiveness towards myself. I go back and forth, but I want total freedom so badly as I know this has most definintely affected many other areas of my life. Thanks for the encouragement of freedom you have found and the prayers.

Darlene said...

Dearest tlk2006,

Please know that I am praying for you to find the healing you so desperately seek. You are not alone.
Also, know this Truth and store it deep within your soul: God wants you to be free! With Him you can find shelter, forgiveness, courage, strength, love, and grace. It is the rotten enemy that would prefer you to stay bound by shame and guilt because it does influence every single aspect of our lives.

Reflect upon Hebrews 12:1-2..."let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us...and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus...(He) endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

May God bless you with all you need as you courageously take the first step of your healing this weekend!

Jennifer said...

Hi ladies. I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer and your blog host and I have connected through a mutual blog friend. She has become so very precious to me and we both have a heart for post-abortive women. Actually, hurting women all together.

Mary, although you feel so very alone, please know that you have two sisters in Christ, right here on this blog, praying for you this day and in the days to come. Most important, God knows where you are. He sees you, hears you, and loves you so very much.

"The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of their troubles" Psalm 34:17

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous hand.
Isaiah 41:10

I am praying for you. It's time to lay this heavy burden down. To put it at the foot of the cross, where God can take it. He will heal you and comfort you. He will give you the freedom you so desperately seek.

"As for as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us" Psalm 103:12

"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" 1 John 1:9

Bless you both.


Tina said...

I am so amazed by God's timing and the way He has been placing certain people in my path. I stumbled upon this site last night and started reading it, but was a little tired so I went to bed. I woke up this morning and felt the Holy Spirit drawing me back here. God has been working in my life in other areas and the main theme lately has been surrendering every aspect of my life to Him. This has been a painful process, but I have specifically been praying that He would reveal any unconfessed sin in my life, or anything that was hindering my relationship with Him. As a teenager, I too, was very promiscuous and even into my late twenties continued that lifestyle, as well as a lot of partying. I ended up having several abortions during that time in my life even though I was a Christian. I felt horrible about my choices, and I did pray and ask God to forgive me, but I never really experienced peace about it. Honestly I found it easier just to not think about it. This a.m. while reading your blog and "the letter" my heart was flooded with emotion. I felt His presence so thick surrounding me and as I type this still...tears are pouring down, but they are tears of joy! I was able to finally go to the cross and to lay all of it down before Him. Praise God. I began to pour it all out to Him and just like a loving Father would do, He held me as I repented and wept for my unborn babies...something that I had never been able to do before. I could feel His arms around me and I have received His forgiveness. He has given me such a peace! Thank you...thank you for stepping out in faith to create this blog and for your desire to help those who are hurting. May God bless you Darlene and this has truly blessed me!

Darlene said...

Dearest Tina,

Woohoo! I am right beside you, marveling at the wondrous goodness of our Father God. And I am ever so grateful your devotion to Him fueled your courage and resolve to be right with the Lord. Oh sister, what a joy to walk free of the shackles of shame!

"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that overcomes the world-our faith." John 5:4

Your story and your heart bless me! I pray that God continues this healing and renewing in you so that you are able to lead others to the same place of forgiveness, peace, comfort, freedom, and love.

Jennifer said...

Tina- that is such an amazing testimony!! Praise God!! It feels so good to finally release the heavy burden we have carried for so long. God will take it and release you from it. He loves us that much!!

"He is so rich in kindness that he purchased our freedom through the blood of his Son, and our sins are forgiven" Ephesians 1:7

Praying for you sweet sister.

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