after going through a painful divorce from a 27 year marriage, two friends, emilie and kathie lee, put together a trip to israel. we visited caesarea, where paul had been imprisoned by king herod for preaching the gospel of Christ in the
synagogues. i looked down and saw this stone in the shape of a heart that looked like a jeweler had hammered.
when i picked up the stone, the Lord brought to my remembrance Ezekiel 36:26. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” the Lord has healed me. i wish i could say i forgave instantly, but while seeking God, He healed and restored me. the closer i drew to Him, the sooner i was able to forgive. God steps in and does the impossible when we are not able.
i know i did not go through my divorce in vain. as painful as the separation was, i realized how blessed i was to come through without financial burdens. there are many people who are left destitute from divorce and abandonment. the hammered heart foundation was created to help people who simply cannot make ends meet in times of crisis through charities and causes that have made it their mission to help hearts “hammered” by life— physically, spiritually and financially.
the hammered heart foundation is a nonprofit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) approval. all donors will be provided with applicable information regarding tax deductibility. proceeds will go to partnering charities around america to help people in need.
thank you from the bottom of my previous stone heart, to now my heart of flesh the Lord has given me.