Hello friends!

It is with great joy — and quite honestly a bit of nervousness — that I am sharing with you my talk from the 1:38 Women’s Conference in Erie, PA! This was quite the experience for me…I couldn’t believe how overcome with emotion I got at the end!

I’m telling you what, I could feel all your prayers for me that weekend, and I couldn’t be more grateful for your love and support!

So please enjoy the video, thank you for watching, and a huge thank you to 1:38 Women for hosting me! Definitely check out their beautiful ministry!

0:55 – Caralyn’s talk begins
5:29 – History leading up to anorexia (how/why it developed)
9:38 – Is anorexia about being “Skinny?”
15:26 – The depths of the disease
18:08 – Spiritual Warfare & Eating Disorders/ “THE LIE”/ The Voice of “E.D.”
22:20 – The Intervention
26:02 – Inpatient Treatment
27:36 – A Demon Released
32:28 – Jesus’ Breakthrough/The Start of True Recovery
36:45 – The secret to a sustained recovery
42:38 – Caralyn’s Emotional Breakdown on Stage (I AM HER)
45:05 – How to truly heal from anorexia
47:04 – The beginning of BeautyBeyondBones ministry
47:30 – Why she wrote BLOOM
48:47 – The big takeaway from the talk (and also where the lights went out haha)

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“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5


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117 responses to “VIDEO: HUMBLED AND HEALED”

  1. I knew you’d be awesome! 🙂 Can’t wait to see where Papa uses you next. Maybe headlining one of those all-weekend women’s conferences. 🙂 You’d certainly be a hit.

    He is risen! He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter, Caralyn! And to your family as well! 🤗 💛

    • aww thank you Kenneth!!! Oh gosh that would be awesome – if the Lord wills it! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! Praying for you! Hugs and love xox

  2. Haven’t watched it (yet) but what a beautiful story you have to share, so grateful for the way the Lord spoke through you and put his ability to heal and bring hope and resurrection life on display! Happy Easter!!

    • Thank you Tama!! I so appreciate your support 🙂 God is good! Have a blessed Easter weekend! Hugs and love xox

    • Oh my gosh THANK YOU Karac!! I so appreciate your support!! Yeah – public speaking is definitely quite the adventure! Haha Hugs and love xox

  3. Caralyn, this and you, ate just fantastic. I love so much that you are owning your journey as simply you. You have so much to share in so many different areas and facets of your life journey, from eating disorder, to renewed health, your faith and even your walk as a chaste woman in a free for all world. Your life is a ministry, inspiration, encouragement and hope. I’m so proud for you, of you, for stepping out into your calling with both humility and boldness. 💕

    • Oh my goodness thank you so much Laura for these beautiful words of support! I am seriously so touched. Yes – God has delivered me from that dark place and I am so grateful!! THANK YOU for being in my corner and being such a wonderful friend and source of positivity! Praying that you and yours have a blessed Easter weekend. Hugs and love xox

  4. I have read your blog for a few years now, and hearing your full story made me cry. Don’t ever get out of that love God is giving you! I am learning this myself, and your words confirmed for me just how accepted we are.

    • Thank you so much for this incredible encouragement. I so appreciate and am honored that you would join me on my journey, and watch my video! Yes we are! Hugs and love xox

    • Oh gosh thank you so much!! Haha I was definitely taken aback by the emotion it drew up inside! God is good like that! Hugs and love xox

  5. Caralyn, your story is so powerfully spoken. Although I watched your Memphis video, this one really came from the heart. It brought tears to my eyes as I heard you relate your journey. We are broken and need Jesus for abundant life. Although it might not be an eating disorder, but we all deal with pride and poverty of spirit and need life breathed into our dead bones. Loved how you said God gives us second and more chances and he lovingly restores us. You will be doing more of these talks. Your voice encourages and directs us all to the life giving love of Jesus. Thank you!

    Happy Resurrection Day!!! 💃🏻 ❤️ & 🤗 xoxo

    • oh my goodness, thank you so much for these beautiful words of encouragement. Thank you for watching and for being in my corner 🙂 Yes! Jesus is that life-giving breath into our dead bones!!! thank you again – it means the world that you would take the time. God bless you, and Happy Easter! Hugs and love xox

  6. Listening to your incredibly inspiring talk Carolyn, really brought home to me the importance of testimony.
    Thank you for your ministry – you are truly the Bible that many would otherwise never get to read.

    • Oh Andrew, I am so touched and honored that you would take the time to listen to it. thank you so much, your support and encouragement truly means the world. God bless and happy Easter! Hugs and love xox

  7. I watched the video. I loved that you “own” your story. Thank you for sharing your life. God is a God of 2nd chances. So grateful for Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for you and me. Wishing you a blessed Easter as we celebrate a risen Christ!

    • Hi Andrea! i am honored and grateful that you’d take the time to watch my video. thank you so much! amen – His sacrifice is why we’re here today! 🙂 Happy Easter! Hugs and love xox

    • Hi Kenneth! oh gosh, thank you so much! I appreciate you being in my corner! Happy Easter! Hugs and love xox

  8. Thank you so much for this and watching it on Good Friday has made the story of Christ come to life and it made me cry. What a blessings and I believe that it was a divine invatation from God to see what He can do and continues to do.
    I pray Ephesians 1:15-23 over your life as your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all continues to grow that the Father will give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him. May the jar of oil you carry never run dry. Bless your heart and spirit.
    He is risen and thank you again for carrying the light.
    Lots of love, xoxo

    • Thank you so much Hannah! Oh i’m so glad it resonated with you – yes – the incredible gift of Jesus’ Passion is why we are here, and why I have the second chance I do. I am so grateful for that. And I am so grateful to you for taking the time to watch my video. Thank you. Seriously, I am so touched. Thank you for your prayers too! amen! Happy Easter my dear friend! Hugs and love xox

  9. What an amazing experience and testimony. The Lord Jesus continues to strengthen you with the might of His Spirit, and use you more to spread His Word regarding His love, mercy, and healing for humankind. You are indeed a blessing to all of us.

  10. Hallelujah Caralyn! You are free indeed! What a wonderful testimony wrought from your pain and anguish, your soul-death to life, true, real, free life! Thank you for being brave and telling your story. We love your video. Thank you for sharing. I pray you will keep sharing. Beautiful Easter blessings to you and yours. Much love to you <3

    • Hi Mindy! oh gosh, thank you so much for taking the time to watch my video! i am truly so touched and honored. Amen – Jesus is such a life-giver, I am so grateful for this second chance. I hope you had a beautiful Easter as well! He is risen! Hugs and love xox

  11. Listened to your witness. You did a wonderful job giving us a peek into your life journey. I will share with our youth director. Your message is so powerful!!!

    • Thank you so much Gerry! I really appreciate you taking the time to watch it! Very touched 🙂 amazing!! Thanks for passing it along! That age group is right in the target for body image and eating disorders. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you so much! Gosh I’m humbled by your words. God is good! Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you so much Bill! I’m touched that you would take the time to watch my video. I truly appreciate your kind words. God is good! Hugs and love xox

      • I did indeed watch the video in its entirety, and it was worth every minute. Speaking truth is a genuine mission value that 1:38 takes seriously.

      • Gosh, that seriously is so awesome that you would do that. Thank you again. Yes! I agree! Hugs and love xox

    • oh my gosh thank you so much! i am seriously so touched by that 🙂 I so appreciate you joining me on the journey and being in my corner! Hugs and love xox

  12. I’m only a little of the way in, not yet into the depths of the disease — but this thought just occurred to me: Is resisting desires a good or a bad thing?

    • thank you for this question…i think it has to do with the desire — if it was put into one’s heart by God or by the enemy.

      • *Fascinating*! 😀 (you need to think of Spock’s voice [played by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek TV series] 😉 )

        You’ve reminded me of one of my favorite dialogs of Socrates (namely the one with Euthyphro).

        You say it has to do with the desire — but then instead you mention that it depends on the *origin* of the desire (this is also very closely related to what Socrates and Euthyphro discuss).

  13. Your faith has made you whole, and GOD is pleased. Years ago I could see you coming as a servant of GOD for so many people who could use your help. Many more opportunities will come your way. Spoken from the heart you will touch so many more. GOD bless.

    • Hi Dennis, gosh, thank you so much for these incredibly kind words. I really appreciate you taking the time to watch it! Yes – I am so grateful for all God has done in my life! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much Jamey! I am so touched that you would take the time to watch it! thank you! God IS MOST DEFINITELY all the time good! Hugs and love xox

    • thank you so much Larry! I hope you and yours had a beautiful and blessed Easter weekend! Hugs and love xox

  14. Thank you so much for sharing this video. There is nothing we, as mere humans, can do on this earth to speak life and hope to the hearts of those in need like the word of our testimony. However, unlike testimonies in many secular groups, those that are based upon the true delivery and healing of the grace and mercy of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, offer true power to heal. As you have experienced, and so eloquently expressed, if we allow Jesus to guide and control our lives/recoveries, we can finally experience victory, joy, and true (renewed) life in Him! Thank you again for sharing this video, I know from experience how nerve wracking such public testimonies can be; however, there is such a sweet release that comes with truly and honestly sharing from our hearts in order to try to help others!

    Scott P.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-4

    • Hi Scott, thank you so much for this thoughtful response. You’re so right – Jesus truly delivers us! He is our redeemer!! thank you for this wonderful encouragement! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

  15. I never grow tired of hearing testimonies on how God has given others new life. Even if you can’t personally relate to the person’s struggles, you can rejoice with them in God’s goodness and be reminded of His faithfulness. It was a beautiful telling of your story.

    • Hi Stephanie! THank you so much for taking the time to watch! and for your wonderfully kind words! Yes! God’s goodness is life changing!!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    • oh wow, thank you Marjorie! i am touched by your incredibly kind words. God is good! Hugs and love xox

    • Hi Jan! Oh my goodness, thank you SO much for these encouraging and kind words! I cannot begin to express how much i appreciate you taking the time to watch it. it really means a lot 🙂 And gracias for passing it along on your facebook! I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter! Hugs and love xox

    • Aw thank you friend 🙂 you’re really on a reading roll tonight! Thank you!! Hugs and love xox

  16. This is a brave and encouraging speech. Thank you for helping so many others. 2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

    • Hi Shari! Oh wow, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to it. I am so honored you would do that. Oh yes – what a powerful verse. He is our comfort and our strength! Hugs and love xox

  17. It was a beautiful day filled with great love. 💕 Your witness healed many hearts that day and I was so proud to be with you. May God continue to guide your video into the hearts who are meant to hear it. 💕

    • Thank you Dawn, it really was such a special weekend, and i am so grateful that you facilitated it into being 🙂 you are amazing, thank you 🙂 and amen – that is my prayer! Hugs and love xox

  18. Caralyn, I just watched your testimony, and it made me well up with tears. I’ve been following you for years, and you have been such an inspiration for my own recovery and blogging journey. I plan on purchasing Bloom soon. May God continually draw you near by Jesus’s precious blood. Never stop shining for Him!

    • Gosh, thank you Emily. Wow, I am so touched by that. I am so glad that our paths crossed and I am humbled that I’ve been able to be a tiny part of your incredible recovery journey. love you, warrior! rock on! sending massive hugs! xox

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