Grace So Amazing
My name is Carrie Hart and I am 40 years old. I live in Traverse City, Michigan. I am married to a wonderful Christian man, Josh, and have been blessed with two beautiful children, Seth and Gibson. I am co-founder of Hart to Heart Ministries which provides Biblical lay counsel to those who need encouragement and prayer for the storms in their lives. We represent the body of Christ in action in excellence. We also provide Bible based youth mentoring and lay relationship counseling for dating and married couples. I've been singing since I was a little girl. I knew that God had blessed me with a talent early on. Through the years however, I did not have the encouragement to cultivate my talents. Instead, I spent my life trying to protect myself against sexual abuse from many different men throughout my life. I had also suffered physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse from those who were put in place to protect and teach me. When I became an adult, I did not have the tools I needed to become the Christian woman God intended for me to be. Out of my woundedness, I made choices that created many serious problems in my life. I was an unwed mother at age 19 and my daughter died when she was 12 days old. I was in an unhealthy marriage and ultimately my marriage ended in divorce. I searched for fulfillment in other people and everyone seemed to let me down. My emotional injuries had led me to feelings of absolute hopelessness. In 1997, I was on the verge of suicide when God literally sent someone to ..check in on me.. and found me in the middle of a nervous breakdown, planning to take my own life. She rushed me to the hospital where I received the medical and psychological care I needed. In October 2001, I went to a weekend retreat where I met God for the very first time. My life finally had purpose and meaning. My broken spirit had been restored. In 2002, I was baptized. At that moment, the true meaning of life had begun for me. Confusion, loss, pain, and spiritual warfare on my life were very real and familiar experiences to me. I know God has walked through each of these adverse situations with me and He has never left my side. He has used this pain for good and has molded me into the woman I am today. Each experience ended with a gift. Some of the gifts God has blessed me with are; words of wisdom and knowledge, understanding, faith, healing, patience, kindness, compassion, love, forgiveness, maturity, thankfulness, and mercy. At the end of my rope..I found God. Most importantly to me, I found that He was crying right along with me. He was hurting when I was in pain. He was devastated when I was abused and neglected. But what Satan meant for evil, my God turned into good. I want to reveal a testimony of hope through song. I would like the opportunity to show that I am living proof that, with God, ALL things are possible..even experience the genuine forgiveness for those who have crossed a seemingly unforgivable line. ~ May God bless your day.