Sanctuary Ridge Faith Stories

Walking in Faith

The featured photos are of Jamey and I on a 3 hour hike last year and another photo of my dear friend Renae and I painting the ceilings at the mission house in Belize.


God has been so good to me! On May 16, 2016 I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. A nerve complication after breaking my foot on April 1 and tearing ligaments. Look it up. It will terrify you. Extreme cases even have their affected limb amputated. The doctor used words like chronic, lifelong issues. But you see my God is bigger! Here I am walking with NO pain! And I never took anything stronger than Aleve! My foot is healed! And I know it was a God thing!

I missed ONE step! Just one step.

I was carrying a chair down 3 steps to finish setting up for Noah’s birthday party in 2016. I had never broken a bone, but when I fell I immediately knew something was wrong. I was misdiagnosed at the emergency room and sent home. The following Monday I was sent to a specialist who confirmed my foot was broken. Over the next few weeks I went for a weekly x-ray and check up. I kept telling my doctor that my foot was still swelling and painful. He said it was normal. He didn’t realize the seriousness of my complaint until 8 weeks later when my foot still looked like this:


I reached out asking everyone I knew to pray: Please pray. This is what I’m dealing with. Along with tingling, numbness and shooting pains every single time I get up and move around. It’s hard to describe. I just want to be better. I believe in The healing power through the blood of Jesus. There is nothing He can’t do!

I began physical therapy. There was concern that I might not be able to walk due to the numbness in my foot. I prayed for healing and believed for it too. Within four weeks I was walking a mile every day! The therapists and doctors were amazed.

Last spring I spent several days standing on my tiptoes painting a mission house in Belize. No pain, no swelling! I can run and jump! My foot is healed! To God be all the Glory! I am so thankful for every step I take!

Jamey and I on a 3 hour hike on Lookout Mountain!
  • Psalms 6:2 (NIV)

    Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.

  • Luke 10:9 (NIV)

    Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

  • Psalms 147:3 (NIV)

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

I am so thankful for the healing power of God! What areas of your life are you seeking healing in? God is able to heal you physically, mentally, and spiritually. Pray, seek and believe!


  • Psalms 145:3 (NIV)

    Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

  • Psalms 105:2 (NIV)

    Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

  • Psalms 145:6 (NIV)

    They tell of the power of your awesome works— and I will proclaim your great deeds.

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