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Judy Eicheldinger has devoted a lifetime ministering to women through dance, MOPS International, bible studies and retreats. After 25 years, she retired as owner and director of dance studios in both New York and Colorado, and as a professional choreographer for numerous performing arts venues. Her writing brings Jesus Christ to center stage, encouraging believers to keep their eyes on Him. Judy lives in Franklin, TN with her husband, Roger.
No matter how long you’ve been a Christian, there are times in life that will kick dust into your faith lungs. Whether it’s a deeply painful event or just a slow fade into weariness, we long to know in tangible ways that God is near, that He is speaking to us and that though we are struggling to understand why nothing in our circumstance seems to indicate that we are being held in the palm of His hand, He breaks through with His unfailing love to assure us that He is there.
Judy Eicheldinger takes you on the journey of her traumatic health emergency, weaving together episodes of ordinary past events that brought Spirit-filled messages in unforeseen ways, awakening her heart to God’s presence. But even those times would not compare to the magnitude of what was revealed to her during the crisis.
It begins with a confession of a much too busy calendar that has left her exhausted. She finds herself running circles as a mother and dance studio director while also experiencing a growing depression, grief and asthmatic faith. She ignores most of this, just as she ignores the rising on-again-off-again pain in her abdomen. When she finally collapses from the overwhelming, intense pain it becomes a health emergency and a race to find out what is wrong.
She creatively guides you through her story by prompting you to see God in your own. Themes of beauty, freedom from selfishness, forgiveness, miracles, overcoming fear, staying focused, deep healing, mystery, oneness with Christ, perseverance and eternal perspective will encourage you to embrace how your own unique circumstances are sacred and are positioned to bring transformational blessing to others. And though one can never know the full measure of what God is doing or why He allows certain things to happen, this book will remind you that He does bestow the gift of His Spirit; to open our eyes, to heighten our hearing as He speaks
through everything that surrounds us, so that we may know how infinitely, deeply He loves each of us.
This is written with some light humor but always with a heart of compassion for women who have spent too many days in pain, who feel isolated in their griefs, or who just feel like there’s only a flicker of vitality left in their faith. These chapters pull back a curtain of despair and let hope pour through the window to the soul. Find renewed joy, a joy that will set your faith dancing again, and be inspired to rise up and share your own powerful story.