It is the best place to be!
You can take the deepest breath and exhale...peace.
You can walk the "path of life" for exercise,
just to enjoy the sunshine and the scent of flowers or the sound of water fountains.
You feel calmness.
You are being cared for with the utmost in sincere love and care and knowledge.
You are healing.
This is the answer!
You know in your heart and soul...
This is going to be GOOD!
This is "Papa's Garden" and .....
THIS IS MY DREAM.
In the quiet times I have several times a day, many months ago, God planted in my heart a dream.
A God-sized dream.
Bigger than I could ever imagine.
Each day He would show me more and more of this "place", in the Texas Hill Country.
A healing place.
A place, for all who are affected by cancer or other degenerative diseases, where they can come to learn about alternative NATURAL ways to heal their bodies.
There is no one after their money, no one trying to give them things to make them feel bad or kill them.
Just the opposite.
It feels like home.
There is comfortable furniture, a porch with rocking chairs, the "path of life" to walk with a friend or alone with benches along the way to sit and enjoy the peace.
We will attend to mind, body and soul with classes to teach....
natural healing with nutrition,
learning about supplements,
how to juice,
how to garden, and more.
There will be support groups for various diseases,
games and social times.
A juice bar, a natural snack bar
EVERY SERVICE WE OFFER WILL BE FREE.
It is so important that this place honor and glorify God with everything pointing to Him, being the creator of all that heals us naturally and Him BEING our healer.
This dream is part of my story which is, in essence, His story.
At first, I was so excited about this place because I could not and cannot stomach how many people are so very ill with cancer and the chemo that is wrenching their bodies. So the opportunity, to teach people how to heal naturally, to offer a haven from the stress, and to give hope ...made me ecstatic.
After I began talking to some influential people about this, they, inadvertently, made me realize this is a multi million dollar, on going project.
That hit me hard. I let it get me down for a few days, thinking that idea was crazy...a whim.
Then I was reminded about the story of Esther and her uncle Mordecai who told her:
"Don't think for a moment that you will escape there in the palace when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place but you and your relatives will die. What's more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?"
Esther was inside the gate, where she could make a difference for those outside the gate. It was up to her. She was there at a specific time in history for that purpose.
For a time such as this.....I am where I am
"not to make an impression, but to make a difference...
“You’ve got to use the life you’ve been given to give others life. If your life isn’t about giving relief — you don’t get real life. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, but lose his own soul?”
You have got to use your position inside the gate for those outside the gate – or you’re in the position of losing everything."....Ann VosKamp
The reason you are inside the gate for such a time as this is to risk your life for those outside the gate.
We all need to be doing this. We are in this life together.
God is persistent. He pursues our hearts and souls and He pursues US.
I finally let Him catch me and heard him loud and clear.
"PAPA'S GARDEN" was born.
Back to THE garden! The way we were always suppose to live...
natural, healthy, depending on God.
We have already received our Articles of Corporation recognizing "Papa's Garden" as an official nonprofit organization. We are in the process of filing all of the rest of the necessary paperwork with the government. (When I say "we", God has already brought professionals and caring people along side who are ready to offer their services volunteering at "Papa's Garden")
This is so much bigger than I can get my mind around. But so is God. :)
He is always up to something big and I am honored to be a part of whatever that is.
Because I am inside the gate right now, there is an urgency inside me to help those outside the gate.
And I am so excited at the possibility of helping people learn how to heal naturally, and to give them hope.
This is another reason it is so important for me to make this trip to the Sedona Healing Center. For my own healing, as well as learning more about helping others.
I have a long way to go to meet the financial need but God will provide.
God's provision is us. :)
When we answer the calling to meet a need, we are the hand of God...at just the right time.