From the time Kim Crabill experienced a life-altering trauma at age four, she became an expert in hiding her hurt and confusion behind a mask. The trick, she discovered, was to sing a little louder in choir, study a little harder at school, and smile a little wider with friends. Then no one would notice how damaged her heart was.
Kim became a classic overachiever academically and socially. As an adult, she could even speak before crowds with her mask fully intact. But she could not hide from the pain of her past, and pain that expressed itself through anorexia and diet pill addiction, loneliness, depression, and anxiety attacks.
In her transparent story, Burdens to Blessings, Kim invites you along her journey from shame and sadness toward healing and hope. In the process you will encounter the upside-down truth that God uses you because of your hurt and uncertainty. The very things you regret the mostthe things you hope no one ever discovers about youare what God wants to use to enrich your life and the lives of others around you.
Discover the confidence and courage to quit hiding and show your true self to God and others. Then watch out, because you will be showered with opportunities beyond your wildest dreams to help other hurting people change their burdens to blessings.
KIM CRABILL is the founder and president of Roses and Rainbows Ministries, Inc., and Community COFFEEs (Conversations of Friends of Faith to Encourage and Equip). Her message and passion come from her personal experience of longing to be used by God yet feeling unusable because of past abuse leading to anorexia, diet pill addiction, and depression. Her mothers death-bed challenge set Kim on a new path.
Kim has traveled nationally for more than twenty years, speaking at retreats, conferences, and to Bible study groups, and has been interviewed on national TV and radio. Kim draws upon personal experiences, biblical principles, and her training in counseling to inspire and challenge women to dare to be all God created them to be.
When not following her ministry passion, Kim follows her first passion of being a wife and mom. Kim and her husband, Lee, have been married thirty years and have two adult sons (and two shih tzus). For more information about Kim, Roses and Rainbows Ministries, Inc., the nationwide Community COFFEE gatherings, and Kims books and speaking engagements, visit RosesAndRainbows.org.
Kim gives us the path and the courage to hand over our burdens to God who not only heals our hurts, but also blesses those burdens by using them to give hope to others.
Tina Pagano, wife of Chuck Pagano, head coach, Indianapolis Colts
The moment I met Kim, I felt safe. Whether youre sitting next to her at a retreat, or reading one of her beautiful books, Kim has an indescribable ability to make you feel completely comfortable to open your mind and your heart to receive the gifts of God. I am thankful to have her in my life, and am excited and hopeful that continuing to use the tools she provides will help me become the best me possible.
Sage Steele, TV anchor and host of NBA Countdown on ESPN and ABC
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