The Bible says that God uses the "weak things of the world to confound the wise;" that way He gets all the glory for the end result. First of all, I am not a writer. Writing was never what I planned to do with my life. I like to stay in my comfort zone, doing things that I know I am good at - like organizing and decorating - but God had other plans. In 1996 while camping at Palisades Reservoir with my family, the Lord put two precious women on my heart. I knew they were hurting, and my heart longed for them to experience the same healing that I had received from God. So there on a beautiful sunny day, as my kids giggled and played in the water, I dug through my bag to find a pen, picked up an old yellow note book, and began to write about how God healed and set me free from all of my hurts. With the help of many friends, Healed and Set Free was born and published shortly thereafter. I am still blessed to see it used to help struggling women break the bonds of the past that keeps them from living the life that God intended.