I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Welcome to my new blog. I’m looking forward to sharing my healing journey with you. For years I let incest rule my life until I made a choice to actively pursue healing. My father sexually molested me from the age of eight until I was fifteen.  My mom knew about the abuse and did nothing but keep notebooks of every time he came into my room. The courts removed me from my parents’ home until my father died, then sent me back to my mom. 

In search of healing I tried many things: drugs, therapy, the occult, and a wild lifestyle. Many of these paths provided some relief, but the pain always came back because real healing didn’t occur. 

There is no meter on pain. Pain is pain. I don’t know what has caused your hurt, but I assure you that healing is possible. I hope my site will help you find encouragement and healing for the hurts and pains you face in your life. I look forward to sharing what has helped and hindered my healing.

No problems or challenges are too difficult for God to change. He has promised to create beauty from ashes. It is my prayer that you find the healing peace of God in your life.

About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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2 Responses to I’m looking forward to meeting you.

  1. “He has promised to create beauty from ashes.” Surely this is not what you meant? Has he not already done this? I am looking at and reading beauty. The Kingdom of God is not some future, to-be-hoped-for pipe dream. The Kingdom is already upon us. I look forward to reading through your journey. My name is Jason, and you have my love and prayers.

  2. Jason, yes – He keeps His promises. And I too believe the Kingdom of God is here, now, not when we die. Thank you for your love and prayers. Have a blessed night. Heather

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