Many times, when we see a rose, we admire its beauty –
the intense color
the softness of the petals
the wonderful aroma
Yet we seldom think on the process of which the rose had to endure to become a rose:
the planting of the seeds (dirt thrown on)
the dying of the seeds (must die to live)
the cultivating (watering, right amount of light)
the pruning (cutting away that which prevents proper growth)
and let’s not forget about the thorns. One seldom thinks of the thorns until they are stuck by the thorns (the painful but necessary part which makes it a rose).
I am a Rose.
Out Of A Pure Heart Ministries is a Ministry under Refuge of GOD Ministries (Bishop Gerald W. Scott). Out of A Pure Heart Ministries was birthed during a very difficult time in our lives. My husband and I were living in motels because we had been evicted out of our home due to my husband falling down the steps and breaking his hip. While in the motel, one day we went to the Library and the Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and said "Out Of A Pure Heart". Out of A Pure Heart Ministries also has a ministry within it called Women Broken/Women Whole. Out Of A Pure Heart Ministries ministers to people who are homeless by providing seasonal clothing and shoes; food, and money. Women Broken/Women Whole's focus is on women who have been physically and or/ emotionally abused. As a woman who has dealt with emotional and physical abuse as a result of being in foster care and unhealthy, unholy relationships, I know all too well about the pain these women suffer. We minister love, forgiveness and the Word of GOD to these women who also, in many cases, are substance abusers and suffer from fear, anxiety and low self-esteem.