What Is Beauty From Ashes
The purpose of Beauty from Ashes is to minister to widows as they go through the grieving process and beyond. This started as a passion and ministry and soon transformed into my vocation as a Christian Life Coach. There is nothing that I talk about or offer through Beauty from Ashes that I, myself, have not experienced and journeyed through with my eyes open. As I journeyed through grief, God reclaimed some other areas in my life that needed restoration. This was a process and a walk of faith through uncharted territory. Not only was I grieving the loss of my beloved, but I was also grieving other areas of my life that kept me from knowing God’s true character and how He saw me. I started to see the sweet gift of suffering and understand that in the deepest pain,“He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.” (Isaiah 61:3)
Beauty from Ashes meets every widow right where they are in their grief journey. We do this by offering a safe place for widows of all ages to connect with one another, encouraging widows, and empowering them as they begin to discover what God can do with a heart that is His. In 1 Corinthians it says to comfort others with the comfort that we have been given, and the desire is to remind widows how much God truly loves them and still has a beautiful plan for their lives.