Hope Heals

“I want to communicate to you that I don’t hang out at that place of fear…of questioning what *might* happen. I think there’s something profound about hope. I think there’s something so meaningful when you cling to something beyond what you know and understand. And when that’s in there, deep in your head and in your heart, and you believe it with every ounce of your body, something happens. Hope heals…where it hurts the most, which is your soul.”
Katherine Wolf

These words from Katherine Wolf inspire and challenge me!  Several months ago I came across the video I attached the link to below.  This couple’s story impacted me in a very profound way.  Their story is powerful and moving.  Katherine Wolf suffered a major brain stem stroke in 2008.  Through her and her husband Jay’s journey through the healing process, they bring what God has taught them and share it with others, encouraging and fostering hope and healing.  Check their story out for yourself here: Hope Heals: The Story of Katherine and Jay Wolf

On their website, http://www.hopeheals.com, they have a store with some fun items.  Their websites states…

“Like the Israelites, we often forget the faithfulness God has shown us in the past. To combat this tendency, we surround ourselves with Ebenezers, or reminders of what He has done for us. In the Hope Heals Shop we offer an array of these Ebenezers. From hope-inspired artwork to T-shirts to sharable tokens, the Hope Heals Shop has something for people of all ages and stages.  We invite you to collect these physical reminders of intangible hope for yourself and others. As Psalms 105:5 declares, let us “remember the wonders He has done!” -Hope Heals

I love this idea and wanted to support their ministry so I bought their “Hope Heals tokens with Jute Pouch”.  These tokens come two in a pack and the idea behind it is to keep one for yourself and give one to someone else as a tangible reminder of hope.

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Something else that I love about buying from their ministry is that they use products that help and change the lives of others.  The pouch that my tokens came in came with this card attached to it.  It reads: “This product is more than just a stitched piece of fabric, it tells a story of freedom.  For hundreds of women who were trapped in India’s sex trade it brings freedom from a life that robbed them of dignity and hope.  Freeset is in the business of restoring what has been stolen.  Women are given the opportunity to choose a new job and regain control of their lives in a caring community. Making this product is part of a woman’s journey to freedom.  To her friends and neighbors among the thousands still trapped in prostitution, she is a symbol of hope.  Thank you for joining in her journey of freedom.”

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I hope you are encouraged and moved by their powerful story as much as I have been.  Remember hope heals.

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