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A Letter From Micky Wolf - 2003

posted Aug 7, 2008, 7:58 PM by Web Master   [ updated Aug 30, 2008, 7:59 PM ]

The year was 1989…the Lord planted a seed in my heart with the vision to be with others on their journey to healing and wholeness.   Sharing dreams and visions can be risky business.  And as we know, the unfolding of the reality of the dream may bear little resemblance to the initial spark of inspiration.  It seems the key is to remain faithful to what the Lord places on our hearts, trusting Him to work out His will and plan. 

The guiding precept of Affirmation Ministries is grounded in Mark 12: 30,31.  However, the reality is that “we can not give away to others what we ourselves do not have to give”.  If we “do not love ourselves” first, in a holistically balanced way, how can we begin to love those in our family, let alone our neighbor, or others in our lives? I sense many, especially women, are struggling, day to day, to be and do all things for so the people in their lives…yet, like myself, realizing at some point that there is something missing…there is an empty place that longs to be filled in a way that provides a truly abiding peace and joy.  

As a broken, troubled, anxious, and self-absorbed woman, life seemed mundane and perfunctory, occasionally punctuated by some intriguing event.  While it would eventually become clear that much of my fear, anger, denial and unforgiveness was rooted in years of a childhood lived in the chaos of life with an alcoholic father, it would also become clear of the need for me to “own and take responsibility” for my own life. When we eventually choose to surrender to Him, the Lord is patient and loving, revealing His will in due time.

All that “had been”, would begin to change in earnest in August 1998.  The next several years would be a season of “being taken apart”…and of “being put back together”…healed, restored, and prepared to “go out”.  These years were used of the Lord to lead me out of woundedness into a place of wholeness; learning intimately what it means to "truly love and be loved" be “authentically affirmed”, and to “authentically affirm” others. 

We, as individudals – single, married, divorced, widowed, avowed religious, young or old, have been created for a special purpose only we can fulfill by the grace, love and mercy of our God, in whose image we have been created.  My heartfelt prayer for you, is that you will find insight, inspiration, encouragement, and support in these pages to assist you in your journey.  And, should we “meet somewhere on the path”…I anticipate with joy the opportunity to do so… 

May Affirmation Ministries be a place where you begin…or continue your journey to wholeness…spiritually, emotionally and physically…

Peace in Christ's Love,

Micky Wolf, Founding Director