Betty, I've so enjoyed all of your books and am looking forward to your future writings. I've just subscribed to your quarterly news letter and am anxious for my first issue to arrive. Although I've read your three books I still enjoy listening to them on tape. Hearing your voice is so calming for me. You are a great inspiration and fine example of giving love, pure love to others. Thank you and I love you. Bonnie
Hello Betty, Your books have been so comforting to many people. After reading "Embraced" and "The Awakening Heart", I have passed several copies along to friends in need of spiritual assurance during difficult times in their lives. My own copies I have kept to reread special underlined passages that have meant so much to me. The 'ripple effect' is especially meaningful. God has indeed spoken to a world in great need of spiritual awakening to His unconditional love.
Dear Betty I would like to thanks you for all the effort that you have put into conveying the experience you had in your near death event. I have read all three of your books Embraced by the Light, Awakening Heart and the Ripple effect and have found them all to be well done and a special blessing in my life. I have also read the book by Roy Mills and thanks again for your efforts in getting his experience before birth out. Thank God for people like yourself and your family. Good luck to you in your publishing bussiness. Raymond W. Johnston
wow check out all that email!! thats cool! any one can write me! i like making new friends:) betty you are a wonderful person that has added more to my life with your wonderful words and i thank you for that! i feel that i know you and completely understand you in everything that you write! but their is something i would like to ask you upon celestial marriage does god select certian individuals to live it or is it by choice?is it to be lived at this time and age!! i have grown up in a LSD communaty and i am always digging to understand more of the gospel! a few of my brothers and sisters live different religons for their own progress but me i get goose bums i feel the spirit when i am always trying to understand more search more hopefully do more. i guess i feel i would like to hear your point of view! i thank you if i receive a message if not that is fine you have already blessed my life with your knowlegde and i thank you !! beth
Dear Betty: I was turned off of religion at an early age, as I was afraid of the "fire and brimstone" it seemed we were all destined to if we didn't lead absolutely perfect lives. Even so, I couldn't help constantly wondering why we were here and who had made us, as there have been countless dreams in my life that have made me aware of a "greater picture"- some wonderful, some truly and deeply terrifying. The older I get, the more spiritual I become. After researching some internet articles regarding the life of Edgar Cayce, I was linked to your website. I purchased "Embraced By The Light" at 8:00 p.m. last Friday night. I had finished reading it at 10:30 p.m.! I literally could not put it down. I have never felt more enlightened about anything in my life, and I sincerely appreciate all the effort you have poured into spreading the message of the existence of God. I now truly believe. Thank you, from the bottom of me heart.
I really believe that the secret of living is learning to love one another and forgive. I sin everyday despite this knowledge; however, I know in my heart we will all be together someday. This world is truly a beautiful, but flawed environment.
Dear Betty, I read your book Embraced By The Light four years ago after losing someone who showed me what unconditional love was. Prior to his death I told him that i never expected to love so deeply again. His response to me was " I assure you, you will." He was right because i have met someone who has continued to show me unconditional love. This individual has never read your books but has voiced to me so many of the things you have printed in your books. He has spoken of an experience that happened to him 8 years ago, one he calls astral traveling,where his soul left his body. He explained this to me a year ago. I dont know why but just last week i was going through my desk drawer and in the back under some other things was your book Embraced... I gave this book to him and it touched him so deeply that he is going to write you a letter. He is not able to access computers from where he is. He is the most honest person I have ever met. these words were also a description of you during an introduction at a sppech you made. I don't know where all of this is going but I do know that he will be touching the lives of others as you do. God Bless
Jesus Loves US! See Hebrews 12:1,2,3
Dear Betty... I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your visit to Phoenix and the talk you gave. You continue to amaze me. I have read all three of your books and always get so much inspiration from them. I have read "Embraced by the Light" so many times and continue to buy it for my friends and people I don't even know. I always try to have a copy with me that I can give to someone in need. I can understand why God wanted you to come back to Earth to reach so many lives with your words. I was also especially glad to meet and hear Roy Mills speak. I bought his book and have read it with amazement. I've told other people about his book and they also want to read it. I thank you again for coming to Phoenix and look forward to seeing you speak again someday. (I was very moved by your comment that God only wants those there to hear you that he thinks should be there). I feel blessed. Love Carol
Dear Betty: It's been a long time since I talked to you via email. I believe the last time was around March or April 1998. I've been off the net, but now I'm back on. I'm sure you don't remember me but I remember how you've helped me through so many hard times in my life. I'm a Native American Arapaho woman (back in recovery) after two years. Two years clean and sober!! I feel so much better about life and living. I thought I could go back and use again, but that's not an option for me. I gave my life to Christ and the Creator answered my questions about his son. Thank God he has a son. You have been an inspiration to me. I hope all is going well in your life. Hang in there, Betty. Sonja Fry
I almost don't know where to start. I have read embraced and awakening. As everyone else who has ready your books or heard your stories, you have touched my life in a way no one else has. I think some of the reason for all of us being to intrigued by your story is we all want to believe there is a place for us after death and also a purpose for us here. You get us closer to that belief. Also there are not a lot of people who will talk so openly about this type of thing. It's like explaining the birds and bees to your children. Some people really feel uncomfortable with that. My 7 year old son was taking a shower one night and I heard him frantically calling me. I rushed in to see what was wrong. He said Mommy when I die will it be really dark? What if I can't see? My heart sank. I didn't know what to say. I told him part of it was because he was so young and didnt understand most of it yet. He still had years of CCD to go thru. I told him it was very beautiful there but I only told him that because that is what I had been told. After I ready your book I went to him with details and you wouldn't believe the amazement and wonder on his face. He began to smile and wanted to know more. I told him about the journey that was waiting for him. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about what I have learned. After seeing how may people have responded to you I couldn't imagine the great sense of joy and accomplishment you must feel. Well, Thank you for sending God's message to me and I will thank him for sending you to us when I see him. God Bless You
I am just amazed by all of the people you have touched. I truly believe that what you have done is just awakened in everyone what they already knew but just couldn't see. I guess my biggest problem is waiting or trying to figure out what my purpose is. I constantly pray for guidance but I just get frustrated. I am sure that when I am ready, my purpose will come. I thank you for writing the books. They did help me realize alot of things. Adina Sylvester
Betty, I always read your guest book when I am having a sad or stressful day. Thanks for developing such a safe and nurturing enviroment (Website) for people who need a place of refuge. I really enjoyed Kate's comments on May 13. It felt as though she was speaking for me in every way. I can't help but thinking that if Kate and I ever met we would be great friends. I feel that way about you Betty. Thank you for so much for your books. I can not imagine the kind of person I would be today if I had not read them. I wish there was a "Ripple Retreat" where people could come together in some mountain town or by the ocean to talk and pray and get to know one another, talk about the books and brainstorm ways spreading love and light...sounds like fun huh? Well I feel like I am rambling....better get back to work :) Before I sign off I wanted to pass on to you a book that I really enjoyed and feel that you would love. It is called "Thank you for being such a pain". It is a spiritual approach to dealing with difficult people and it has changed my life for the better. Anyway I hope you and your family are having a great summer. With love, Kay btw If you have a spare minute would you pls pray for my sister Betty she has been diagnosed with cancer and is having a bone scan tomorrow. We are doing a prayer chain for her tonight at 9:00 Central time. I know you must lead an exhausting life so I ask this with total respect for you and your needs. Thanks Betty! (I would have emailed this directly but I can not email you from this computer it doesnt work)
Hi Betty! I'd just like to congratulate you for being someone who, through her writings, makes a difference in this world. Your book "embraced by the light" should be listed down as one of history's classics. Keep on the good work, thanks for choosing to become an instrument of God's overwhelming love and goodness. Wishing you and your family happiness, good health and the best things that life can offer. God bless!!!
Dear Betty, I can not explain in words how much "Embrased by the Light" touched my life. Most of all, it gave me confidence in who I am and it allowed me to realize how judgemental I was to the people in my life. It made me feel as if I were walking on a cloud for months and nothing negative from anyone effected me. I carry your words around with me every day and I have told everyone about your book. I read it 2 years ago and I can't wait to read it again. Thanks for your inspiration and love.
Dear Betty, I met you a few years ago in Indpls. and I knew I was looking into the eyes of someone I had known before.Thank You for writing your books.They made me realize why I had such a deep longing to go HOME. I ,too saw a vision of a little angel,then she came to us in Nov. of1996.I thank God every day for her,...for choosing me as her Grandma.;] LOVA & LIGHT, Fran
Dear Betty Warrior Angel Greetings! I have read two of your books. When I was reading Embraced, the part that you were talking about Jesus have a sense of humor. That's when it strike me I was talking to him all my life. Suddenly a warm glow of light engulfed me and I was crying and crying (Bliss!). I met Jesus. From then on I was awaken. The scriptures unfold, I began to understand. God spirit has guided me far. He lead me to the Bible Code and finally my almost full awakening. I know where I am from and where I am going, I am ancient. Before I came to Earth my name was/is Yahoel-Metatron. I have testimonial that you will not belief, it concern our Lord Christ Second Coming. I have no doubt that you are one of the 144,000. Can you please pray to our Father and to our Lord Jesus to reveal to you if you should hear and belief my testimonial. Will it be now, latter or never? I URGE YOU THAT THIS COULD BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENT IN YOUR LIFE. Do not response to me on your own will, but rather submit your will fully to the Father. Pray to him that his will be done and your mission is totally successful. My testimonial is such that only the Father and our Lord Jesus can make you belief.
Betty, Thank you for the hope and inspiration you have given my by your book "Embraced by the Light". It came to me in a time of great need and loneliness from the loss of a child in my family. I have continued to endorse your book since the "enlightenment" i have received, and I look forward to reading your works of art. Thank you for giving "hope" when there was none. God bless you!
I have read all three of your books. I know how they have touched my life and continue to loan them out to friends and people I meet along the way of life. There have been several times I haven't recieved them back and just go out and buy a new one. I can only hope that the message has been passed on in someway to someone else. Thank you so much for sharing what you have learned. I look forward to life now, and try to enjoy my journey.
I have enjoyed reading and have been helped greatly by each of your three books, Betty.
i am a 13 year old girl and was afraid of death and would wonder for hours on end what will happen to me when i die and my mum gave me your book (enbraced by the light) to read, i read it and i never worry about death anymore. thank you for sharing your most beutiful memory with the world
Shortly after reading "Embraced By The Light", I started my business..."WHITE DOVE LEARNING"...to soar above...and I conduct healing through massage, therapudic touch and spiritual counselling. I have allowed God into my life by LETTING GO AND LETTING GOD. He/She guided me to pick the "Ripple Effect" which has awakened me even further. I am now able to see the angels and spirits that surround me as they show up all the time. This new was of thinking and behaving is a total departure from my previous endevours and I have met with some resistence, however I am committed to helping others see that there is a better way of living on this earth plane and I simply share what wisdom I have learned so far. Always a beginner. Keep up your excellent work. Love and Understanding
I just wanted to write to let you know I was just introduced to you and your writing. I was given "Awakening" by my sister-in-law who received it from her neighbor. I recently lost my mother-in-law in January suddenly and unexpectedly. It was a real shock to the whole family. We have a friend who is a medium and gave us a message from my mother-in-law. She told us that she was alright. When the medium spoke to her she asked my mother-in-law what it was like to die and she said "piece of cake". We know she is at peace and is doing fine. On Mother's Day I was cooking dinner for my husbands family and I felt my mother-in-law in the kitchen with me. I know she was there with us that weekend watching over us. I also recently lost my grandmother. She was ill for some time and had 3 different strokes within 2 months. We knew she was not going to be with us much longer. I have always believed in life after death and when I was at my grandmother's side when she was speaking to God and seeing my grandfather I knew she would be alright. She has several deathbed visions and I was there for most of them. I told her it was ok to go, that we would all be fine and that grandpa is waiting for her. She died two weeks later peacefully. After reading your book I have felt so many things. I was awakened to what I really have been feeling. I have so many thing that I have wanted to do and now I know that is what my purpose is. I am thankful for your story and will be reading "Embraced" as soon as possible. I know I didn't read them in the right order but I am sure that is the way it was meant to be. I was intrigued by your Native American references. My husband just recently traced his heritage and we have been following a lot of Native American traditions. We have noticed so many more blessings in our lives since. We have slowed down with are "new" ways and tried to return to more of the old ways, i.e., more time with family and respecting Mother Earth and what she has given us to use in our journeys. Thank you for your honesty with sharing your life with so many. It means a lot and please DON'T QUIT
Hi Betty. I have read Embraced and Awakening and enjoyed both very much. I just recently found out that Ripples is in our book stores now and will be picking up my copy soon. It's an enlightening time now on our planet with many doors that are opening up to unfold the answers to the mysteries of life. Back in 1983, I had the most beautiful vision of 3 angels and experienced my whole body become immersed in the ecstasy of God's supreme love. Since that time, answers to the mysteries of life have come into my hands through books I have been led to. Over the past two years, I have been reading many, many books about Satya Sai Baba who resides in Puttaparti, India. His image appeared on the cliff at the end of my street. He was appearing to my neighbour, a well known healer in our area. His image stayed here for 2 months. My life has now reached an ultimate spiritual high after realizing just who Satya Sai Baba really is. I hope and pray that anyone who reads this message will read a few books on Satya Sai Baba. I recommend "Man of Miracles" and "Sai Baba Avatar" by Howard Murphet, and "Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus Christ - A Gospel for the Golden Age" by Peter Phipps. I know it may not be right for me to spread the word of God on this site but as enlightened souls know, we are all one. My love to you Betty for your part in enlightening us and my love to all who reads this message. I leave you with one of Sai Baba's sayings. "There is only one Religion, the Religion of Love. There is only one Caste, the Caste of Humanity. There is only one Language, the Language of the Heart. There is only one God, and He is Omnipresent." Satya Sai Baba.
hello betty I am just saying hello for now I to have had an NDE TWICE. Things have changed so much since. I have read your books EMBRACED and AWAKENING. I have wanted to talk to you ever since. YOU are so strong and LOVING. HOPE to hear from you soon. ALL MY LOVE MAX.
Dear Betty: Your books have changed my life (for the better, I might add). You're an example and an inspiration to me in so many ways. The goodness you spread around you and all the lives you have touched is truly awe inspiring. Betty, I love you. You're a shining star of a person, and every day I will conciously seek to emulate you.
Hi Betty! I love your books! I've read Embraced and Harvest with much enjoyment and shared them with others. Ripple Effect, however, is taking me a little longer to get through, BECAUSE, it is a learning tool for me. It is exactly what I need at this time. In fact, I wouldn't have been able to really absorb it a year ago. When I first read Embraced, it was the beginning of one of the hardest periods of time in my life. It planted seeds. Thank you. These books have been there for me at times when I needed them. In fact, they stay on my night table. Right within my reach. In recent months I've noticed myself coming out of a deep fog. I am understanding what it means to "see clearly" on many things. Looking back I can actually see periods of time that were necessary for me to learn certain lessons. I may not even know what all the lessons are, but I can see patterns. With the help of your books I am learning how to apply some of my new-found knowledge to my life. It's exciting! I've slowed my life down to the point of being able to focus on life; my family, our health, a future...all rooted spiritually. Now, to stay this way...I do realize my tendencies to get "foggy". Here is a huge way Ripple Effect is helping me. To stay grounded. Thank you! I appreciate your work!
Betty, I read Embraced for the first time about 5 years ago at a time when my life was a challenge at times but nothing I couldn't handle. Then Nov 2, 1999, my only son (John Ryan Strickland - age 20) was killed in a car accident on his way to school one morning. I have a strong faith and love for God. I know Ryan is at peace and that we will meet again, but it has been very difficult. My husband is a wonderful man and so loving, understanding, and supportive. I have so many loving, supportive people in my life, but it's still very hard. About 2 months ago, I thought about your book one night and decided to read it again. Since we moved recently into a new house, I had no idea where it would be because so many of our books are still packed. But, it was in the first place I looked; I believe God led me to it. Your book helped me and brought tears of joy. It helped me to feel hopeful and positive. It is still hard, Betty, but I know there is a reason I'm here; I just need to keep moving forward. Thank you.
I just want to say thank you for giving me peace. My father died a year ago and I miss him so much. Reading your book gave me the understanding that he is happier than I could ever comprehend. And his faith in God was there with him till the very end. God led me to your second book the other day by pure chance, which again has opened my heart. Thank you for sharing your beautiful message.
i read you book into the light several years ago and i pray that what you wrote is gospel because i lost my mother to cancer 8 years ago and i need to be assurred that she is with god and that she is okay. i've read into the light at least 30 times and every time that i've been scared or hurting because i miss my mother so much i pick the book up and read it again for some unknown reason i feel at peace again with her death. thank you so very much for writing that book for it has saved my sanity many times over. may god bless and keep you, for you truly are a mind and soul savior.
you did something very amasing with your sharing for many people. thank you!
I read "Embraced by the Light" when it first came out. Then I read it again. Then I got the cassette version and listened to that. It changed me. I still think of it. Thank you so much for sharing your story and your thoughts. I give your cassettes to young women who are angry and depressed and tell them to look at what you have done. It is quite remarkable.
Loved all of your books-Embraced, The Awakening Heart and most recently The Ripple Effect Our Harvest. Each book brings me several steps closer to God. Thank you Betty! You are an inspiration to us all. No fear-just love!!!
Hi Betty, As my five sisters and my mom have always read book after book after book, I could never get through a book or a board game! I get bored and figedy. When I was 15 there was an exception, I read NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE about Jim Morrison. Well, yesterday (at 34 yrs, old) an other exception, I pick up your EMRACED BY THE LIGHT and read it in two days! I could not put it down. Ive been trying to "see" Gods love and meenings more clearly. Your words helped me to feel closer to God and Jesus. Since last December Ive been reading THE WOMANS DEVOTIONAL BIBLE and I'm only 1/3 through it. I have been blessed so much in my life and your book is another blessing for me. I will share it with my husband, my parents and my siblings! Some of us need it more than others. I'm going to get your other books now too. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. :-) Nance
Dearest Betty, I was given your book a couple months ago by someone that I was working with. She thought after hearing how bad of a life I have had that i might get some sort of comfort by reading Embraced By the Light. But i do not really think my new found friend knew at all what she had or has done for me. After reading Embraced I quickly went looking to see if you had more books...I felt I HAD to do this. I do not know why. For years, I had not felt a thing about God because i could not figure out why he would let me go thru sexual abuse, rape and losing my father all before i was 16. And I was carrying this great burden on me for all these years. A couple years ago I suffered a near nervous breakdown during my divorce, and my mother was diagnosed with an illness that the doctors have no clue about. But after reading your books, Embraced and The Awakening Heart, I have such a great calmness about me now that i can only thank you for!!! Your bboks have helped me understand alot about life in general and it comforts me to think that God KNOWS we will not and are not perfect and does not EXPECT us to be. I would love to know when you will be in the Atlanta area or if you will be. I feel a very overwhelming need to just be in your presence if only once and to feel the love you have for all from God. Love to You, Victoria
Betty, My name is Kimberly and I have suffered from chronic pain for over 18 years. Of the last five years I spent three in bed. I've tried every oral pain medication and nothing would work for very long. I have a disease called interstitial cystitis that is more common in women. I tried an outside pain-pump and it worked for a month, then I started to have severe pains going up and down my back. I was rushed to Methodist Hosp. in Memphis where I found out that the pump had infected my spinal column. I now have a 12 inch scar down my back. I went back to oral morphine for a year. This finally did not help at all and my doctors decided to try an internal infusion pain pump. I'm happy to say that with the grace of God I now have a life again. There were so many times when I wanted to give up, and I begged God to take me home, but he always had something else that I could try for pain. You see, their is no cure for IC and the only thing that they can do right now is to try and control your pain. The pain as been rated higher than cancer pain. I have always belived in God, but it was not until I got down so bad that I really turned to him for help. Their are so many miricales that he has done for me. How could I not belive in Him! Even with the help of the internal infusion pain pump I still had one great fear. I was afaird of the pain that I would have at death. You book has given me a peace that I have not had for a long time. I now know that I had to go through this to become what I am today. I try to help other people that have chronic pain in anyway that I can. I think that this is what I was intended to do. Thank you so much for helping me see why we sometimes have to suffer. So many people are out their suffering alone, or at least they feel alone. Your book has given me an insite into the why people have to suffer. I hope that I can share your message of unconditional love that Jesus gave you. It makes it easier to get through the days when I have breakthrough pain and have to stay in bed. I have learned to thank God for every day, even the ones that are the hardest to get through, because pain can kill in it's self. I know because I slowly going down hill. People do not understand what it is like to suffer daily, and I have heard so many say "just put it out of your mind" or "you'll get addicted to the pain meds." This is far from the truth, if you have real pain you will not become addicted to the pain medication. I can not thank you enough for your book Embraced by the Light, it came at a time when I needed it the most. I hope and pray that others will read your book and it will give them the courage to go on. Love, Kimberly email@example.com
Dear Betty, I just finished reading your third book, The Ripple Effect: Our Harvest, and am pleased to tell you that I learned something that knocked my socks off. When you told of the people from other religions who had had NDEs, you said they told you they were not greeted at the end of the tunnel by Mohammed, or Abraham, or any of the central figures of their faiths, but by Jesus Christ. They were then given the message to go back and tell their families, friends and other coreligionists that Jesus was "the way". They did, and were rejected, but refused to give up. This single passage of text restored my faith in Jesus after years of confusion and pain. When I was in college, I took a course called something like Theory of Religion or Philosophy of Religion. I can't remember the exact title now, but that is not important. What is important is that my teacher, a Roman Catholic priest, mentioned at one point in the class that some people believed the Bible was just a historical document and that Jesus was just a good man, not the Son of God. I was not prepared for this and felt like I had been hit with a brick. I felt that, since logic could not prove Jesus, and even a priest was questioning him -- or admitting that He was questionable -- I could not continue believing in Him. I went home in a state of shock, threw away my rosary, and stopped taking Communion in church. Eventually, I stopped going to church. I still tried to do good, but something was missing and I was in pain. It took me many years of soul searching and prayer to come to some kind of terms with my loss of belief, but I still wondered deep down if I was actually in a state of sin because I questioned the true identity and purpose of Jesus. Eventually I reached a kind of peace with myself and my actions. However, once I read your book, I felt as though your revelation had brought me back around full circle to where I had been on that day in 1984 before my illusions were shattered. They are the "proof" I feel I needed. Now I can start rebuilding my relationship with Jesus. Maybe I needed to go through all those years of anguish so that I could approach Him as a seasoned adult rather than an untested child. Thank you so much for all you have written. I hope you continue to write.
After reading your books, I prayed for the first time in years. This is the greatest compliment I can give you.
my mom is going to the doctor to get a breast check up because the doctors saw something that they think is calcium but if it grows it might be something else. PLease pray for my mom not to have anything bad and to make it go away.
I cannot say enough about the enjoyment I experienced reading your book. It was suggested to me by a friend when my father died. Your words offer me peace of mind, which was something I very much needed. I have now recommended your book over and over again. My mother read it and inturn sent copies of it to a list so long it continues to grow. In a time where hope seems to be so hard to hold on to, your book is the shining light that we need. Thank you for sharing your life with us. God bless you.
Dear Betty, Your book and experiences are a constant source of discussion, inspiration and consolation to me and the people close to me Thank you
Dear Betty, On May 6,2000 you gave a beautiful lecture in Provo,Ut. You said in your lecture that you are psycic and that we are all psycic too. How do we tap into our psycic? Do we have to reach a certain spiritual level?Please respond through your web page if you feel it is important enough for us to know. Thank you.
Dear Betty, A few years ago, I bought the last copy of "Embraced by the Light" at a bookstore in Sandpoint, Idaho. I read it through, then loaned it out to someone and never got it back. I have a hard time believing there's really a God who cares about us. I want to believe, but it seems our family has been through so much the past ten years or so, and there doesn't seem to be anyone listening on the other end when the prayers go out. Maybe I'd feel differently if I had an experience like yours.
Betty: I just listened to the taped version of EMBRACED while driving across the desert to visit my mother in Utah. It was a wonderful experience. Your book has given me hope, and has addressed some issues that have troubled me deeply for a number of years. Thank you for your Work! David
Hi Betty, I wanted you to know that your books were the start of my wonderful spiritual journey, I have grown immensely since. I have told many many people about your book, because when you are searching for answers it is a great place to start, the books are easy to read,(reader friendly), and are very powerful. you are awesome. I have many friends now, that to my surprise had started their spirital journey with you too. death is the one of the hardest things in life to get through, and you are one that is hlding out your hand with warm knowlege and saying "it is o.k. follow me" Thanks Betty...Love and Light...CindySue
Betty: Five years ago, when I closed the cover to "Embraced by the Light" I made a vow that I would share your message with everyone I could, in every way I could. Over the years I had grown completely disenchanted (and detached) from the Christian faith and anything to do with it; the underlying message of "this is the only way" saddened and angered me. I truly believed (and believe still) that many of the messages given by Christians are self-righteous and punitive and actually serve to turn people away from God. As a result of this belief, I vowed that I would find a way to share your message without preaching, without ever causing anyone to feel "cornered" or "turned off." The ease with which your message is shared has never ceased to delight and astound me. In so many places, in so many ways it is so easy to bring up your books, your message, your hope and God's love. Betty, I am humbled and honored to be one of your "disciples;" one of the thousands of people who share your message with others. Even after you return home, your message will continue to ripple out, to grow and glow. It's like a tiny brook that is slowly unleashing into a mighty, unstoppable river. Thank-you, Betty, for being the catalyst, the flame, the pebble, the droplet--the driving force which has caused so many of us to be able to reach out in unconditional love. I still can't fathom the wonder of it all. Thank-you. With love from your forever friend, "Kate".
Hello I had the greatestpleasure by meeting you this evening at the book signing here in tucson. I was the only male there. when it was my turn to have you sign my book i was nervous and just said thank you. But i just wanted you to know what a great impact you and your book "Embraced" have brought to my life. i read this book over and again. Tomorrow i will see you at the conference and book signing. Your Friend Joseph.
Thank you for your inspirational books. Several years ago I read your first book and was amazed by your experience. Since then I have made loving others, the most important work that I can accomplish.Your third book "Ripple Effect" was also, very enlightening. Many topics touched my heart and helped me to heal memories of hurtful things that happened to me.I have had to learn forgiveness, of others and of myself. These books have helped me to enrich my relationship with God. I pray to God that he continues to bless you in your mission.
Dear Betty, I have read Embraced by the Light twice over and each time it has given me so much inspiration and hope. The first time I read it was 4 years ago when I was going through a personal crisis and was even contemplating suicide. A local bookshop advertised your book and I bought it the very same day. I can't begin to tell you what a difference it made in my life. I gave the book to my Dad to read as this was an area that interested him. Last year my Dad died of cancer and as my family and I struggled to cope with the loss of someone so dear to us I was drawn again to your book. The comfort it brought me was so wonderful. I gave the book to my sister (who lent it to several friends), mother and a friend all of whom have found it so wonderfully comforting. I know my Dad is safe and happy in heaven and that we will all be together again. I don't fear death anymore and your book has answered a lot of questions and doubts that I had about life and why we are here and why certain things happen to people. Thank you for your wonderful book and the message it has brought to so many people. God Bless you. Love Cheryl
Dear Betty, Thank you for sharing your experience in Embraced By the Light. It helped me come to terms with losing my father as a teenager, I was 16 years old when he was takin unexpectedly, I was very Bitter towards my Heavenly father and could not understand why he would do this to Me and My family. After reading your book 7 years after his death I was able to let go of my anger. I felt peace in my heart at last. I always believed I would see him again someday but I still felt so angry for him leaving us at such a young age. I am so greatful to have peace in my heart and I do know that all things are meant to be for a reason and some day I will meet again with my dad and my father in heaven! Thank You, Love Patty
Dear Betty, please please please come to the Albany, NY area! Any season is beautiful here in Upstate New York. I would love to attend one of your lectures. Keep up the good work!
Querida Betty: Sorry for write in spanish, I speak english more or less, but write is so much for me. I hope do you have somebody who translate this. Tengo 34 años, vivo en Arriaga, Chiapas, en Mexico, es un pueblo pequeño cerca del mar, estoy casada y tengo 3 hijos: Rodrigo de 7 años, Pablo de 3 y Elisa de 7 meses. Soy católica, pertenesco a un movimiento de la iglesia católica que se llama, movimientos de cursillos de cristiandad, este movimiento es a nivel mundial, se inició en España, hace mas de 30 años. En fin, con esto quiero decirte que soy creyente, y participante de mi iglesia, y participo en la mayoría de las actividades que se realizan, ayudando al Sacerdote de mi pueblo en lo que puedo. Siempre he estado interesada en la espiritualidad, desde pequeña recuerdo haberle contado a mi madre cuando "soñé", que me veía dormida en mi propia cama, y como podía volar por mi habitación, incluso recuerdo el haber salido y vi los techos de las casas por debajo de mi, tenía como 3 o 4 años. Ya después en mi etapa adolecente creo que me olvidé de todo esto, me casé muy joven a los 16 años, (voy a cumplir este año 19 años de casada)y como en esa época todos mis intereses estaban en mi carrera (soy dentista), creo que seguí olvidando todo lo espirituál por muchos años más, hasta que volví a recordar que Dios existía, cuando perdí a mi primer bebé, fué un Parto prematuro de 26 semanas de gestación, desde el principio tuve problemas con el embarazo, inició mal con un dispositivo intrauterino dentro, pero todo parecía que estaría bien, hasta que una noche, percibí que se me había roto la bolsa del líquiido amniótico, y salió todo el líquido. Me presenté a Urgencias al hospital, y me dijeron los médicos que tenían que provocar el parto prematuramente, y que lo sentían mucho pero que las posibilidades de que mi hijo viviera eran muy remotas, recuerdo que me hospitalizaron me aplicaron el medicamento para inducir el parto, y al cabo de 12 ó 14 horas de trabajo de parto nació vivo mi hijo, yo pensé que ya era bastante que hubiese nacido vivo, pero, cuando preguntaba por el, el médico y las enfermeras no me contestaban, parecía que estaban muy ocupados por su trabajo, Y DE PRONTO, DE LA NADA APARECIO UNA SEÑORA VESTIDA TODA DE NEGRO, NO CON ROPA QUIRURGICA COMO ESTABAN TODOS, Y ME DIJO QUE LO SENTIA MUCHO, QUE ASÍ TENIA QUE SER, Y ME RECONFORTÓ. Recuerdo que después le hice el comentario a mi madre, de esto y ella me dijo que nunca vió a ninguna señora con esas características, de hecho me pasó lo mismo que a tí, no quería hablar de eso, porque me sentía ridícula haciendolo, de hecho ésta es la primera vez que me he atrevido a contar esto con detalle. Al cabo de media hora de su naciemiento mi hijo murió, le pusimos Daniel. (Ahora sé que lo veré de nuevo alguna vez, pero me pregunto como sabré que el es mi hijo). Pasaron los años, terminé mi carrera, y decidimos que ya era tiempo de intentar tener otro hijo, nació Rodrigo, lo bautizamos, y de ahí en adelante no me he separado de la Iglesia, nacieron mis otros dos hijos, y ahora cada día quiero adentrarme más en las cosas de Dios, porque en algunas ocasiones siento que mi fé flaquea mucho, tengo a veces muchos miedos infundados, imagino tragedias, porque como sé que mi vida depende de Dios, y he de aceptar lo que sea su voluntad, esto me aterroriza. Hace 2 días una grán amiga que tengo me enseñó por casualidad tu libro, ni siquiera lo había abierto, le pedí que me lo prestará, me encantó tanto que lo terminé en 2 dias,leyendo en los momentos en que disponía de tiempo, ya había leído otros libros con temas parecidos, pero como esto jamás, creo que está cambiando mi manera de pensar por completo, después de leerlo, me sentí más segura de mi misma, como protegida por Dios, él sabe cuanto le pedí que me ayudara a tener más fé. Espero que algún día pudas contestarme, ya me dí cuenta que te escriben muchisimas personas a diario y que debes tener muchisimo trabajo (como que no sabes cual es tu misión, ¡PUES ÉSTA ES, POR ESO SATANÁS SE ENFURECIÓ TANTO AL SABER QUE REGRESARIAS A LA TIERRA A PROCLAMAR LO QUE VISTE!). Esperaré pacientemente tu respuesta, aunque séa un cometario chiquitito, y recuerda que aquí en Chiapas., México tienes una hermana en Cristo que te ama. VICKY CUERVO.
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Dear Betty: I am 34 years old; I live in Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico, and a small town near the sea. I am married and have three children: Rodrigo is 7 years old. Pablo is 3 and Elisa is 7 months old. I am Catholic and belong to a Catholic Church movement called Christianity Movement Course, this is a worldwide movement that was initiated in Spain more than 30 years ago. Anyway I am telling you all this because I just wanted to let you know that I am a believer. I participate on a vast majority of activities that take place and by helping the Priest of my town with anything I can. I have always been interested in the spiritual realm, from a very early age I remember having told my mother that I had "dreamed" of myself and that I could see myself sleeping in my own bed, and how I could fly around my room, I even remember having gone outside and seeing the roofs of the houses beneath me, I was three or four years old. During my adolescence I forgot about all this, I got married very young I was sixteen years old (19 years of marriage this year), and since that time I was more interested in my career (I am a dentist), I think I kept forgetting everything about spirituality for a lot of years, until I again remembered that God existed, when I lost my first child. He was a premature baby of only 26 weeks. From the beginning I had problems with my pregnancy, it started with an intrauterine pregnancy, but everything seemed like it would be OK, until one night I felt that my water broke. I went to the emergency room and the doctors told me that they were going to have to give me something to induce premature labor that they were very sorry but that the possibility that my child would be alive was remote. I remember being hospitalized I was given the labor inducing drug and at the end of 12 or 14 hours my son was born alive. I thought I was already a lot that my baby had been born alive, when asked for the baby the doctor and the nurses did not answer me, they seemed to be very busy with their work, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, FROM NO WHERE, THERE APPEARED A LADY ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, NOT IN SURGICAL CLOTHES LIKE ALL THE OTHERS, AND SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS VERY SORRY BUT THAT IT HAD TO BE THIS WAY AND SHE COMFORTED ME. I remember that after I told my mother and she told me that she had not seen any lady that fit those characteristics, the same thing that happened to you, happened to me, I did not want to talk about it, because I felt ridiculous doing it, so this is the only time that I had the courage to tell this in so much detail. After just a half-hour of his birth my son died, we named him Daniel. (Now I know that I will see him again sometime, but I ask myself how will I know he is my son). A lot of years went by, I finished my career and we decided to try to have another child, Rodrigo was born, we baptized him and from this moment forward I have never separated from the Church, my other children were born, and now every day I want to get closer and closer to everything that is God, because in several occasions I have felt my faith weaken, I have a lot of unfounded fears, I imagine tragedies, since I know that my life depends on God and that I have to accept His will, this terrorizes me, Two days ago a very good friend of mine showed me your book, she had not even opened it, I asked to borrow it, I loved it so much I finished it in two days, reading when I had some free time, I had already read other books on themes similar to yours, but never like yours, I think it is changing my way of thinking completely, after I read it, I felt more secure of myself, like protected from God, He knows how much I have prayed to Him to help me have more faith. I hope some day you can write to me, I know that a lot of people write to you every day and that you must have a lot of work to do (since you do not know what your mission is, THEN THIS IS IT, THIS IS WHY SATAN WAS SO FURIOUS TO KNOW THAT YOU WERE COMING BACK TO EARTH TO PROCLAIMED WHAT YOU SAW!) I will wait patiently your response, even if it is a small comment, and remember that here in Chiapas, Mexico you have a sister in Christ, that loves you.
I to have read Embraced by the Light and am using parts of it in my own healing. I was sexually abused by my step father for years as a child and as an adult in my late 30's trying to find a normal life isn't easy. However knowing that God and my family are out there by my side, gives me hope.
Dear Friend in Christ, thank you for your inspiration! You have inspired me to come forward, and give my testimony to others. You see, i have a message, and a vision that were given to me by God. God spoke to me three years ago, and said these words to me. God said "He is with me, he is around me, he is in me." The message was simple, and yet very powerful. At first, i really didn't know what to believe, and now i know without a doubt that God is in all of us. Every since that day, i have been busy putting these words on christian products. My mission is to help people to recognize God's Powers as being with us, around us, and in us. Betty, please pray for my mission. Peace and love, Genish
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Betty, I was just curious as to why you don't come to Canada and lecture. You live so close to us. Please scheduale an appearance, I know you would fill the house. Thank you for all your inspiration. With love and light, Jaclyn
Dear Bettie -- It's been just over a year since you spoke at the Victory Celebration of our Sacred Heart - St. Dominic Parish Restoration Campaign. The "ripple effect" is happening here in Portland. Attendance at liturgies has increased 50%. Several programs are expanding and other new ones developing to minister to the needs of our diverse parishioners. We are an alive parish with many gifts to share in the midst of this poorest section of Maine. A few years ago, many thought we would be closed by now, but God has His own plans! We were blessed by your presence last year, and hope all's well with you and those you love. Peace -- Ray
Dear Betty, My foster brother died when he was 26years old back in 1997. To help my family get through, my aunty lent us a copy of Embraced. I read it first and aws so exicited, I begged my mother to read it as well. Mum was a little sceptical at first, but she read it and was as happy as I was. My whole family and a lot of my friends have now read the book as well as your other book. When Anthony died both mum and I had been praying really hard for him, he hadnt been a terribly nice person all the time. He was a drug addict and he had committed a lot of crimes. However he would always show us that he loved us (when he was straight) Anyway a few days after his death, I was wide awake and crying on my bed, i looked up and there he was, He was undiscribably happy and he told me "Im alright" He also visited with mum. anthony has been to comfort me a few times now, he doest always speak to me, its just that I know he is there and I can sense what it is he wants to tell me. i even seen him clearly one time at a friends mothers burial, he was standing to the side of the site with open arms like he was welcoming someone. I have two children now and I have been hving a few problems with the older child, one night I was laying in bed praying for help (begging) and I heard a voice that sounded like Anthony telling me to be quiet and listen I aws surprised but i did what I aws told and then i heard someone else tell me to try and speak to my son again, so I got up and went to him and every thing was good again. Ive heard Jesus a few times now as well. He has a very good sense of humor. aanyway Betty, I just thought I would let you Know that you and your Books have opened new worlds for my family and myself. THANK YOU! (sorry my computer skills arent very good)
DEAR BETTY, ALTHOUGH I UNFORTUNATELY DON'T READ AS MANY BOOKS AS I'D LIKE TO, I READ BOTH YOUR BOOKS FRONT TO COVER AND WAS VERY INTRIGED. YOUR FIRST BOOK I FOUND ON SALE AT A TRUCK STOP AND READ THE ENTIRE THING STANDING BY THE BOOKSTAND BEFORE I EVEN BOUGHT IT! I HEARD MANY EXPLANATIONS FROM MANY DIFERENT PASTORS THROUGHOUT MY LIFE AS TO WHY THINGS HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES. YOUR BOOKS ARE THE ONLY SOURCES THAT BEGAN TO MAKE ANY SENSE OF IT. I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO ENLIGHTENED BY ANYTHING I'VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE AS YOUR BOOKS, AND I THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OF US! MY FATHERS FRIEND ORDERED YOUR VIDEO THAT YOU MADE DURING ONE OF YOUR LECTURES IN '94 OR '95 AND IT NEVER FAILS TO BRING TEARS TO MY EYES EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT! ONE POINT IN YOUR STORY I REALLY HAVE SOME TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING BECAUSE IT SOMEWHAT CONFLICTS WITH WHAT I WAS TAUGHT AS TO THE PURPOSE OF JESUS CHRIST COMING TO EARTH. I KNOW IN YOUR GUEST BOOK YOU SAID YOU CAN'T ANSWER OUR COMMENTS. IN THIS CASE I HOPE YOU CAN MAKE AN EXCEPTION. I VERY MUCH BELEIVE IN YOUR PURPOSE AND CONSIDER WHAT YOU HAVE TAUGHT IN YOUR BOOKS AN ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY IN SPIRITUALITY. YOU STATED THAT WE HAD FULL REVELATION OF WHAT OBTICALS AND PROBLEMS WE WOULD FACE IN OUR LIVES BEFORE WE WERE BORN ON EARTH. THIS FROM WHAT I REMEMBER READING ALSO INCLUDED THE WRONG THINGS WE WOULD DO. THE PURPOSE FOR JESUS CHRIST COMING TO EARTH WAS TO DIE IN OUR PLACE FOR OUR SINS SINCE THE PENALTY FOR ALL SIN IS DEATH ACCORDING TO BIBLICAL TEACHINGS. IF WE ALREADY KNEW OUR CHALLENGES AND MISTAKES AHEAD OF TIME, WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF CHRIST BEING BRUTALLY CRUCIFIED ON THIS EARTH. IF YOU CAN SEE YOUR WAY TO ANSWERING THIS FOR ME, PLEASE RESPOND TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!
Hi Betty! I read "Embraced by the Light" when it first came out. Like countless others I can't thank you enough for writing about your experiences. I do so wish I could meet and talk with you in person one day, but perhaps this will not be possible. I have questions that I really would like to ask of you. I hope that you will lecture again in Salt Lake one of these days and that I will be able to attend. Thank you for the "Light" you have brought into my life! I wish you all of our Heavenly Father's choicest blessings on your way in this life. With greatfulness and much love, Pam.
Betty!! When are you coming to Canada!! We love you here all your Native/First Nation cousins.
Dear Betty. I am hartbroken at this moment and have to really struggle with keeping myself from crying, at least now while I'm at work. I have just lost a friend. He commited suicide April 11 and I found out about it this saturday when his sister called me. She had found my number among his belongings and she tried to reach me since the 11:th. This young man, supposed to turn 31 this month - one year older than me, was someone I met very breefly at our local pub about 4 years ago and he touched my hart instantly. He sat down with me and my friend and told us of his alcohol problems and that he even sometimes uses drugs. I remember feeling so bad for "that goodlooking and sensitive" person. I thought I'd never see him again and prayed in my hart that he will "wake up" one day and realize what he's missing out on. I didn't see or think about him for a year or two when I one day met him and another boy I know - they were cousins. We talked for a bit and he seemed ok. For about one year ago he had met some other friends of mine and got my phone number from one of them. And he used to call me ocationally. I was so glad to hear from him. We talked a lot and he told me sad stories about his childhood and every now and then he mentioned that he tried several times to take his life, but failed. I told him that "it is not ment for you to pass on yet - there are other plans for you" and I always tried to encourage him to go on and keep away from alcohol. He couldn't. For about 3 moths ago it rang on my door and there he was. I had not seen him (just talked over the phone) for all these years and here he was, a bit drunk but very friendly. My son was sleeping in the other room (he'll be 8 May 27) so I had to tell him not to talk so loud... I was very happy to see him and I hugged him and did not want to let go...it felt like a missing part of me fell in place. He didn't stay very long that time. It was a bit late and I had to work the following day. I think he visited me about four time the latest three months, always drunk excpet for one time when his father had come to visit him and his sister..after meeting them he came to me. It felt good to see him sober. But the last time he visited me - he had brough me a gift, a CD of one of my favorite groups. He had wrapped it and all...but this time he was so very drunk and it is about one month ago. After a while I had to tell him to leave so he wouldn't wake up my son and with a lot of struggle he got his shoes on and left. A week after that he called me and asked if I liked the gift and I told him that I really really appreciated it but that he shouldnt have bought me anything... He asked why and told me he liked me so much and wanted to see me more. But with the situation I was in I told him it was not possible. I broke up with my sons father last year and have still not come to peace with that. He said he felt like he had made a fool of him self bringing me a gift and all. I told him that he shouldn't see it that way - we're friends and I really liked him. Anyway, he told me to call him and we hung up. Betty, I never called him...in all this time I just called him one time and he was not home. The week before his sister now called me I thought about him alot and wanted to see him. I had realized that we were bounded in a very special way and I wanted him to know that he will be in my hart always and that I always would be there for him. And now he's dead. I can not come to peace with the thought. Why did he decide to leave us so soon? Was it becuase of me? Or, did he really find that ther was no future for him? I feel so certain that we have "met before" and he used to call me "love of my life" eventhogh he barely knew me. I felt the same way - but never told him. I didn't even show it. I know all is part of Gods great plan and I want to find my part in this plan. I am a strong headed but warm and grenerous person and I can't stand to see pepole suffer. And yet I tend to hurt the ones that are close to me. Why? A big question in my head is WHY? Betty, if you can find the time please help me to pray for Timo. I hope I will meet him again. Well - a nice thing. I have been talking to John (my ex) and have been crying on his shoulder about Timo. John knows me so well and is very good in comforting me. He called me up last night and told me that his sisters childerns turtle has been found, alive, again after being "on the run" for 10moths. Imagine that. 10 moths included Swedish cold winter. Amazing, isn't it? What joy for them. What you thought was dead and gone...comes back to prove you're wrong. Thank you Betty for your books. I will read them again. And again and start giving them away. Embraced by the light is really really a great gift. Timo would have liked it. I am greatful for have had the pleasure to come across them. God bless you Betty.
BETTY, I CAN'T PUT INTO WORDS THE THINGS THAT ARE IN MY HEART. YOUR WORDS SPOKE TRUTH TO MY SOUL. THEY WERE LESSONS I NEEDED TO GROW IN MY SPIRIT. THINGS THAT I REALLY ALREADY KNEW BUT NEEDED TO BE RETAUGHT. I EXPERIENCED GOD IN AVERY REAL WAY AS A CHILD. I DREAMED THAT HE WAS SITTING ON MY BED WHEN I WOKE UP. WE TALKED FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN SAID I WANTED TO GO GET MY MOM AND ONE OF MY SISTERS SO THEY COULD SEE HIM TOO. BUT WHEN I GOT BACK TO THE ROOM HE WAS GONE. I OFTEN WONDERED IF HE WANTED TO TELL ME SOMETHING OR JUST WANTED TO LET ME KNOW HE WAS THERE. LATER I DREAMED THAT SATAN WAS TRYING TO GET THROUGH MY BEDROOM WINDOW BUT WAS UNSUCESSFUL. I KNOW IT WAS GOD PROTECTING ME. ANOTHER TIME I WAS AWAKE BUT TROUBLED AND COULDN'T SLEEP AND I FELT GOD'S HAND ON MY FACE. THESE TIMES HELP ME TO REALIZE THAT I AM NOT ALONE. NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN MY LIFE I WANT TO CONTINUE TO SERVE GOD AND LOVE HIM AND PRAISE HIM. HE IS MY FAVORITE SUBJECT AND I COULD TALK ABOUT HIM FOREVER. MAYBE SOMEDAY I WILL. BLESS YOU BETTY.
Dear Betty, I am one of your biggest fans,I have read all of your books at least 5 or 6 times. Everytime I read embraced I find something new or I am reading it and something happends in my life that makes me think, thank god for betty and these books because if it was not for you telling me how it felt to be with god I would have given up on him a long time ago. When I was 4 years old my fater died in an alcohol related accident and for years I was so angry at god for taking my father from me.I blamed god for everything that happend bad in my life. Betty I really thought that god was mad at me for something,and I thought that was why all of those bad things happend to me. But after reading embraced it was like I had found a new freedom because after reading Embraced it came to me that God wasn't mad at me but maybe just maybe god let all of those things happen to me so that I could help someone else. Betty it became really apparent that this way of thinking was just what I needed to help someone else deal with some of the same things that have happend to me in my life. And do you want to know the funny part is that now when something bad happends the first thing that I think of is "god is trying to teach me something". Maybe not so that I can help someone else but maybe because I need it to happen so that I can grow as a person and as a child of god and betty I can't tell you what a freedom it is to lay my head down on the pillow at night and know that god loves me and that if I die tonight that I would have spent the last day of my life thinking how I could help another person as they learn that god isn't trying to hurt you but that by you feeling a little bit of pain you are going to save someone else alot or pain. BETTY THANK YOU AGAIN I LOVE YOU AND I HOPE TO MEET YOU SOMEDAY. Your biggest fan Roxie Indermuhle
Betty, as a child I too was sexually abused. For years I have gone to councelling to try and live and deal with the repercussions in my because of this awful act. While group therapy has helped, I received so much more when reading the chapter on abuse in "The Ripple Effect" You know when I read about how a sinner like this would be better to tie a stone around his own neck, I took that to mean there was no salvation for him, I actually cried and prayed for his forgiveness. This is totally unbelievable. I have harbored so much hate and loathing for this person. Not until I read The Ripple Effect did I realize that he too was placed in my path for a reason and my spiritual growth as I realize now has been phenomenal. Thank you Betty with all my heart. I don't hate anymore. This leaves lots more time and energy to love others the way I should have all along!!! God bless you Betty. Until we meet again. Ellie
Our son ended his own life 12/6/1999. Our family had each read "Embraced" in 1996 after my father's death. We spoke much about it and believed your experiences fully. John battled depression, anxiety and was sexually molested at about age 7. While we thought he was recovering, the worst happened. But after reading "The Ripple Effect" we now know that his life and death each had special meaning. We have been working with one of John's ex-classmates who has tried to harm herself several times and she is now back at church and doing much better. Your chapters on suicide were obviously especially poignant to us and we re-read them often. Perhaps we may be able to help others battle this devastating disease and help them live through their pain. Your hope and experiences support our Christian views. Thank you for continuing to share them with the world.
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