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No limits or labels in Christ



I’ve been praying for the families of those killed and hurt in the Boston Marathon tragedy. It’s scary and so horrible. Our daughter Heather is a runner and runs 5k’s. She has some planned for this year. I urged her this week that we should always pray about where we are going and what we will do each day, so we will be under God’s sheltering wings of protection (Psalm 91).

Heather said she knows. She also said she will not stop running. This is true for us as believers, too. We need to press on until we finish the race and reach the high prize of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:14)

Runners inspire me. So do NIKE running commercial videos. This week I found a new one at YouTube, which inspired me for our RELEASED! Women’s Conference. We are getting closer to the date, and seats are filling up fast. Four more women registered this week. To secure your seat NOW, click here.

You can also register online at Event Brite, which gives you more payment options (Paypal, credit/debit card, invoice by email, check or cash at the door). To secure your seat using Event Brite, click here.

In the NIKE commercial, these lines at the end of the video inspired me:  “Tonight I defy the ticking clock and the limits you’ve put on me.”

You can view this very unique video by clicking on the link below:

Click here to see NIKE commercial.

What limits have others have put on you?

What limits have you put on yourself?

As a child, I was sexually and physically abused. Abuse shames children, fills them with condemnation. It causes them to feel unworthy of anything good.

God has done an amazing work of healing in me. The closer I grow to Him, the more I realize that He created me for a wonderful, Divine purpose to glorify Him.

The greatest gifts God has ever given me other than my salvation are my beautiful, precious children and grandchildren, and my most precious, sacred calling is that of being a mother. I believe in my heart that there can be no higher calling than this.

God has also given me other gifts, a unique purpose from Him. I have begun to walk more deeply in that purpose the last several years, speaking, writing, and coaching.

The abuse I went through as a child was Satan’s attempt to rob me of my purpose and to cause me to think that I was unworthy of love and of God’s good things. That my life was limited.

In and of myself, I’m not worthy of receiving anything good  from God, but through a relationship with Him I am deserving of all His unfathomable, eternal riches. I am a co-heir with Christ. Everything good that belongs to Jesus belongs to me! ALL GOOD THINGS COME FROM GOD! (Romans 8:17; Galatians 4:7; James 1:17)

In God there are no limits. Nothing is impossible with Him.

If someone has tried to put limits on you as a child or through adulthood, you don’t have to receive that. Or maybe you have put those limits on yourself.

You don’t have to be held back by those limits now.

You don’t have to wear that label anymore. Rip it off.

You are a new creation in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

This is the year for new things. God has great things for you ahead.

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:19, NIV



Believe and just see what God will do!


Don’t wait! Don’t make excuses! Believe for a money miracle!

Group discounts available. If you want to come and can’t afford the $50, email me at and we can work something out. I don’t want any woman not coming because of money.

Register for the RELEASED! Women’s Conference now!

To secure your seat NOW, click here.

Register online at Event Brite, which gives you more payment options (Paypal, credit/debit card, invoice by email, check or cash at the door). To secure your seat using Event Brite, click here.

Karen Wells
Blog, Faith, prayer, Speaking

Talkshoe Show with Karen Wells: Unhooked: 7 Life-Changing Steps to Emotional Freedom

This week I shared about my childhood sexual and physical abuse and my 3 abortions in adulthood with a friend, who had no idea about these traumas in my past. Childhood abuse and abortion deeply wound a woman’s soul. Only God’s unconditional Love and Forgiveness, the blood of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit can heal her and set her free.

I am so thankful for God’s love and forgiveness, and the grace and mercy He has extended me. God has even turned this around 180 degrees and used my painful past to minister to and help heal other women, who have been through similar traumas. He uses my powerful testimony to glorify His Son Jesus, as He did when I shared my story with my friend this week. Just look at the great things God has done in and through my life!

“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” – 2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” – Genesis 50:20, NLT

What about you? Have you been sexually, verbally, or physically abused in childhood? Had an abortion? Lived in a dysfunctional family with alcoholism, drug addiction, or gambling? Had absent parents? Were you adopted? Have you been through a difficult divorce? Had a spouse who committed adultery or abandoned you?

Karen Wells

Whatever your painful, past, there is HOPE for you through Jesus! Join me and my special guest, Canadian Speaker/Author/Counselor Karen Wells, on my Women’s Battles Radio Show on Friday, December 14, at 4 p.m. Central Time (5 p.m. Eastern).

Karen will be sharing 7 life-changing steps to “unhook” you from your painful past to achieve emotional freedom.

You can join us in the chat room by clicking here.


Or you can call into the show with these call-in details below:

Talkshoe Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 98698

We’d love to see you there  – please share this on Facebook,  Twitter, and Pinterest, and bring a friend!