For 10 years the Reaching Hurting Women Ministries™ (RHW) has been an online presence only. Through life stories, book reviews, podcasts, and resource columns I’ve shared my addiction recovery journey and the valuable life lessons God’s been teaching me.
Since 2011, God has been bringing contemplative spirituality to the forefront of my studies. I found so many benefits to my contemplative path that I have completely redirected my approach to recovery and ministry.
In 2012, I was introduced to Benedictine Spirituality and Saint Benedict’s 12 Steps of Humility. Soon I noticed an amazing connection between St. Benedict’s 12 Steps and the traditional 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. It wasn’t long before God put a book project on my heart. I hope to have my manuscript submitted to my publisher by September 1, 2018.
Along with my website and book I’ve started designing RHW‘s first women’s retreat. The first retreat will be a small group of friends who will help me get my “retreat-leader” feet wet. Going forward I plan to have contemplative women’s retreat travel packages for destinations around America and possibly in Europe. It’s my hope and prayer to have my first destination retreat in the Spring/Summer of 2019.
At the RHW Seeds of Contemplation™ retreats I will be sharing some of the contemplative practices I’ve been writing about on RHW for the last few years: mindfulness, journaling, art therapy; sacred reading, and centering prayer. With the healing power of the Holy Spirit as our guide, retreat attendees will journey with me into a more peaceful way of recovering from the hurts, habits and hang-ups that have held us all captive for too long.
Friends / Patrons, here’s where you come in… I have a full-time 9-6 daily job that pays the bills. However, it doesn’t provide enough to self-publish my book or get my retreat ministry off the ground.
How can you give? You have various tier options to give monthly from $1-$50 and up.
Where is the money going? Your monthly subscriptions will help me self-publish my book and begin the planning/reserving the Summer 2019 women’s retreat.
What reward will you get for your monthly support? Each tier level has its own rewards beginning with a listing on the RHW Thank You webpage all the way to webinars, and discounts on retreats and future products.
Reaching Hurting Women Ministries™ is a non-profit organization so any gift is tax deductible.
I’m so excited to have partners who want to support my contemplative Christian ministry for women. I look forward to time together in the RHW Private FaceBook Group, on quarterly webinars, at retreats and sharing life messages as we grow forward on this contemplative journey together.
Thanks in advance for learning more about Reaching Hurting Women Ministries™ and prayerfully considering supporting efforts that will help other women find hope, peace and healing.
May the grace and peace of Christ be with you…
“The Father has delivered and drawn me to Himself out of the control and dominion of darkness and has transferred me into the Kingdom of the Son of His love.” ~ Colossians 1:13
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