From the time Kim Crabill experienced a life altering trauma at age four, she became an expert in hiding her hurt and confusion behind a mask. The trick, she discovered, was to sing a little louder in choir, study a little harder at school, and smile a little wider with friends. Then no one would notice how damaged her heart was. She became a classic overachiever academically and socially. As an adult, she could even speak before crowds with her mask fully in tact. But she could not hide from the pain of her past, and pain that expressed itself through anorexia and diet pill addiction, loneliness, depression, and anxiety
In her transparent and gripping story, Burdens to Blessings, Kim invites you along her journey from shame and sadness toward healing and hope. In the process you'll encounter the upsidedown truth that God uses you because of your hurt and uncertainty. The very things you regret the most-the things you hope no one ever
discovers about you-are what God wants to use to enrich your life and the lives of others around you. As this truth sinks in, you'll discover the con'dence and courage to quit hiding and show your true self to God and others. Then watch out, because you'll be showered with opportunities to help other hurting people beyond your wildest dreams.