For years, Kim Crabill felt she was the only woman carrying great burdens through life. She kept silent and wore a big smile. Isn’t that what savvy women in leadership roles do? Then one day she worked up the courage to get together with a group of seven women and tell them the truth about how much she was struggling. She discovered that we all fight similar battles and believe similar lies. And she discovered the power of “just talking about it.”
Since that experience, more than 20 years ago, Kim has devoted herself to encouraging conversation between women. The world is full of silently hurting people. But Kim believes that once we break the silence, our burdens start to transform into blessings. Jory and Kim talk about how to use all the wisdom we’ve gained through the years to “pat and push” each other with encouragement to be the women God created us to be. Get inspired, and hear some practical advice for starting your own honest conversations of the heart.
About Kim Crabill
Kim Crabill is founder and president of Roses and Rainbows Ministries, Inc., and Community COFFEEs (Conversations of Friends of Faith to Encourage and Equip). She has traveled nationally for more than 20 years, speaking at retreats, at conferences, and to Bible study groups, and has been interviewed on national TV and radio. Kim’s message and passion come from her personal experience of longing to be used by God yet feeling unusable because of past abuse, anorexia, diet pill addiction, and depression. Her mother’s deathbed challenge set Kim on the path of daring to be and do what God had purposed for her, a journey she wrote about in her book Burdens to Blessings. She is also author of Burdens to Blessings: Young Adult Edition, Infinitely More: Your 40-Day Ephesians 3:20 Adventure, A Cup of Christmas, A Cup of Hope, and A Cup of Freedom.
Kim is married to Lee Crabill, and together they have two adult sons. For more information about Kim Crabill and her ministries, visit www.rosesandrainbows.org.
Kim’s Success Tips
God has brought many hurting people into my life over the years, and they all have this in common: They need to be listened to. I try to listen beyond the obvious in three ways:
(1) I listen to what is being said,
(2) I listen to what the speaker is not saying,
(3) I listen to the nudging of the Holy Spirit.
Verse of the Day
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13
Listen to Jory and Kim by clicking the audio player below.
Piano music by David Nevue.