The day then-18-year-old Faith Hakesley was to testify in court against the well-liked Catholic priest who had raped her, a court bailiff pressed a Tootsie Roll into her hand. It was the first glimmer. The little piece of candy reminded her of the Scripture about "faith the size of a mustard seed," and this bit of encouragement, by way of the guard but really from God, gave her the courage she needed to endure the trial. In Glimmers of Grace: Moments of Peace and Healing Following Sexual Abuse, Faith shares what she was learned about the gifts God wants to give victims on their journey of healing. Practical, personal, and versatile, Glimmers of Grace accompanies readers step by step from acceptance to true freedom. In each reflection, you'll explore the healing gifts God offers, including: Hope, Kindness, Perseverance, Self-compassion, Joy Each reflection includes a gratitude prompt, positive affirmation, achievable to-dos, and journaling questions to help you embrace each gift. Like Faith, you can learn, slowly but surely, to see where and how God is speaking to you and find hope and healing after sexual abuse. Glimmers of Grace can also help spouses, friends, loved ones, or anyone who works with survivors of abuse to gain perspective and understanding.
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About the Author
Faith Hakesley is a wife, homeschooling mother, and blogger. In 2008, she was one of five victims of clerical abuse to meet privately with Pope Benedict XVI during his trip to Washington, D.C. She is passionate about sharing her personal story of healing in order to offer hope, healing, and peace to those who are suffering. Visit her website, faithhakesley.com, for more information.
Table of Contents
What Is a Glimmer of Grace? 17
Recommendations for Use 21
Part I Finding Grace
Part II Finding Healing
Part III Finding Freedom
Embracing Grace 157
Embracing a Grateful Heart 159
Appendix I A Word on Prayer 163
Appendix II The Reality of Sexual Grooming 169
Appendix III Sexual Abuse Resources 173