Story is one of the most healing tools in God's Kingdom...
"To all who mourn...He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair." (Isaiah 61:3)
Why would the Lord fill the Bible with stories and not just rules? Why do you think Jesus taught in parables?
Because God knows this is the most effective way to teach us to put our hope in Him! When we hear the testimonies of our fellow sisters in Christ, we learn more about the heart and power of the Lord.
We NEED each others’ stories.
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Guests include women leaders in music, publishing, speaking, ministry and business.
The Lord restores! He brings us a crown of beauty from the ashes...
I'm your host, Ginny Priz (Certified Christian Life Coach & Speaker). God blessed me by creating me with a right arm that only extends just below the elbow. My prosthetic keeps me "armed" for anything.
I'm also a survivor of trials that left me in ashes. My identity as "the good girl" was torched in 2011 when my codependency and reliance on alcohol earned me a conviction for "Driving Under the Influence."
I would have stayed in that shameful, despairing head-space if it weren't for the stories of other men and women who'd been there, leaned on God, and came out BETTER for it!
My desire, and the desire of these 10 successful women, is to share hope and healing with you. Whether you are under fire or seeking to understand another's pain, this is where HOPE starts - with testimonies of those who have been there and thrived!
I understand it can be extremely difficult or unsafe to discuss some topics with even our closest of friends and family. And yet, we cannot heal without community.
This is a safe forum to hear how others have hurt in similar ways and then taken steps to heal.
Our desire is that by learning from our experience and wisdom you will find the courage to make real changes and write the next chapter of your story as you grow in freedom with Christ!
In this series, we are discussing how to start a new chapter in your story despite:
The Women You’ll Meet:
These Godly women have received healing in these topics and are bravely stepping into the light to share their experience, strength, and hope!
By revealing intimate details of their struggles and victories, these warriors are CELEBRATING how the LORD restored beauty from the ashes!
Nationally recognized business coach, professional speaker, organization expert, and author Elizabeth Hagen started her business in 2000, after nineteen years as a stay-at-home mother to five incredible children. Her mission is to encourage, nurture, and support an environment of excellence for those whose lives she touches. She’s encouraged thousands to have more courage, more focus, more momentum, and be more productive at work and at home.
Elizabeth is the author of Organize with Confidence, Confidence: Now is Your Time, and coauthor of Growing Your Business with Confidence. She is the recipient of the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards “Best Organizer as Coach or Mentor” award.
Sarah Beckman speaks to audiences across the country at Women’s Retreats, MOPS groups, Marriage Seminars, Teen Retreats and Senior Events. Her first book, Along Side, focuses on how to love your neighbors well and will be released later this year. She and her husband, Craig, founded Salt and clay ministries in 2007.
Sarah is a Certified Communications Coach at the SCORRE Conference, where she delights in helping people improve their speaking. She also freelances as a speaking coach. Sarah’s regular writing includes a blog with insights for Christian living.
Married to Craig over 20 years and a mother to 3 teenagers, Sarah makes her home in Albuquerque, NM.
Marsha is woman in love with God, fueled with a passion for encouraging women to be who God created them to be and to settle for nothing less. She is a speaker, teacher, mentor, a leader in her church’s Women’s Ministry ‘Winning Women’ and a business owner. She is the founder of the S.H.E. (Sisters Helping Each other) Movement that birthed SheWears; an inspirational line where she believes fashion and comfort meet PURPOSE.
She is an Army veteran of 8 years, happily married for 17 years to MAJ Nathaniel Gill and together they have a fifteen-year-old son named Devin.
Lori Michele Davenport is a licensed and ordained minister and inspirational speaker with a desire to inspire God’s people to a higher level of intimacy with their heavenly Father. With her husband, Marty, she runs Faith Builders Ministry is a ministry of Encouragement, Faith and Hope.
Michele operates in the gift of healing, prophecy and faith. She has spoken at churches, women’s retreats and has personally authored four books. Her passion is studying the Bible, and ministering in the prisons.
God has called Christy to be a voice for Christian women and adultery. Choose Different Ministries is Christy’s outreach to hurting women who need hope, healing, and forgiveness of self. Christy strives to be the voice these women long for, and the voice she herself needed almost a decade ago. Her book describing her story of adultery and healing will be released later this year.
Christy Neal was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She is first and foremost a child of the One True King. She is blessed with a beautiful blended family including her sweet daughter and three wonderful bonus children.
Paula Wallace is a speaker, entrepreneur, author whose beginning in life was anything but typical. Born in the jungles of Peru to missionary parents, Paula was then raped at the age of 5. She was caught in a cycle of damage and abuse due to a victim mentality, which lasted into her thirties. Broken beyond endurance and suicidal, Paula cried out to God for help. He miraculously intervened, faithfully walking with her through a dramatic healing process.
As an ex-victim, Paula’s passion to help others resulted in her writing Bloom in the Dark: True Stories of Hope and Redemption, a compilation of true stories shared by women who have walked through personal darkness and abuse. Each story tells how God met, healed, and restored an ex-victim. Readers discover that they are not alone. Lasting healing is possible!
Patti Ann Herrington is the Visionary Founder of Firefly Ministries. She created this ministry after the loss of her son Conner to suicide. Firefly Ministries’ passion is to reach all people who have struggled with hopelessness and then caught up in the rooms of despair and depression.
Patti regularly shares her story of how suicide has impacted her life, speaking to youth groups as well as veteran groups and all people. Her goal is to share this powerful story of hope, redemption, and healing to youth groups as well as veteran groups and people of all ages. They want young people know that God has a unique blueprint and purpose for their lives.
Monica Matthews is a radio host, vocal artist, coach, and author for Christ. “Communication Is Key” is her motto. Whether communicating through music, literature, film or the stage of politics, she serves industry and the Body Of Christ with ministerial insight and thought provoking communication tools. Her music audience spans over 62 countries along with a growing consulting roster of municipal and state political figures and corporate entities.
Her book When Jesus Isn’t Enough, (But He’s all you need) offers an up close and personal view into my 17 year journey as a widow and single mother, stumbling uphill as a single woman trying to be in the world and not of it. Monica resides in Atlanta, Ga.
Ginny Priz is a Certified Christian Life Coach and SCORRE trained speaker. Being born without a full right arm was the blessing that gave her faith in God’s plan for her life. After college, she spent a decade struggling with anxiety, codependency, and addiction. Finally, Ginny fully trusted God guide her journey. It was a decision that completely transformed her life to one of joy and freedom.
Today, she has a passion for sharing this transformational power to help others. Ginny’s personal mission is to help women break free of fear and emotions holding them back from living in freedom with Christ so that they can achieve their dreams and walk in God’s will for their lives.One of her greatest honors has been to serve as a teacher and sponsor through the Celebrate Recovery program.
No matter what you have done in the past or the challenges you face in the future, there is always hope! The Lord will bring Beauty from your Ashes!
I pray you will receive healing and learn more about loving God, yourself, and others in all seasons of life.
Please share this page with the women in your life so we can spread the healing and bring glory to His Kingdom!
All the best,
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