As many of us do, I started 2023 with some goals and a plan to implement them. I had a God-given mandate to spread the message of emotional healing, health, and wholeness through meaningful encounters with Christ. I've been dreaming God's dream for more than 8 years now. It started with a download from heaven that consisted of a systematic yet flexible, spiritual approach to care for our souls. I realized this dream was bigger than I could fufill alone, so I developed a training program so that others could carry this message. But that still wasn't enough. I wanted to make it widely available to anyone in a way that was affordable. Last month, the Get Attuned app became available in both the Google Play store and the App Store.
The idea was far more romantic than the implementation. The remainder of this email won't be as glamorous. In fact, it will be more of the honest struggles I faced. Allowing God to use little ole me to build an app was an unexpectedly long process. It's kinda funny when I think of it. So many times this year I felt like Gideon. Do you rememeber the passage?
In Judges 6 the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied.
So many times this year I felt small and ill equipped. I guess it's the messy middle.
The creative process is often full of changes.I also didn't understand what it would take to get an app approved. Then there were numerous obstacles with Apple. I learned a lot and I still have much more to learn. In truth I experienced a level of burnout from it all. To top it all off, I learned that it takes time to grow app awareness. That I was something I was not expecting. I thought my part would be mostly done and everyone would want this wonderful resource. The dream always looks different than reality. I guess I thought that once I put it out there for the world it would just magically take off. As I'm writing this, I realize it sounds silly.
On top of the business stuff, my son had surgery, my daughter in law had health issues, my daughter has a chronic health issue and I had surgery for a meniscal tear. On top of that, my menicious tore again during physical therapy. All this put stress on my husband too. Never has our family had so many health issues or faced so much spiritual opposition.
When I gave God my yes, I know on some level there would be difficulties. But marketing isn't my forte. I'm still not sure how this God sized dream will be marketed. There are times I'm so overwhelmed that I want to quit or hand it off for to some else with a similar mission. I really am not a strategic person so, as I get ready for 2024, I'm praying for direction. If that direction means staying the course, then I guess I'll also be praying for strategic impartation too.
Part of that direction is conducting another resiliency training in January. Recently, Lisa Cleary was given a full scholoraship from the Veterans Leadership Program. This is the impetus for starting another training. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping other heal emotionally and become resilient sign up on the link here. https://www.wholenessinpractice.com/plans-pricing
Making a decision of this magnitude doesn't come easily. I want you to make an educated decision. Afterall this is you life, ministry and investment that we're talking about. So, lets talk about the details. Just scroll to the bottom of this link and message me https://www.wholenessinpractice.com/webinar-registration
Below are two pictures of her then and now. It will be such an honor to train a vet who wants to help other vets. I'm always amazed at who God chooses to do this sacred work. Keep Lisa in your prayers as she balances her present responsibilities with her education.
And if you don't mind, keep me in your prayers too.
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