'This was the most touching and powerful story. The way you tell stories is captivating and unreal good! This is life-changing!' ~ AB
'This talk as absolutely freaking amazing and life-changing. It’s the second time I’ve heard this one and it still totally inspires me every time'.
'Right now I am speechless!' ~ JB
'The Lord has blessed Kimberly with a past filled with adversity. She shares of past trials and how the Lord has used those situations to grow her stronger. Kimberly succeeds in her delivery because she believes in her message; one packed full of punches!' ~ BM
'You have truly made a difference in my world. I love you til toe tag'. – Tiffany
The scripture says, “those who have been forgiven much, loves much.” Kimberly’s love for Jesus and others is very evident in her life and in transformation. We at Build-A-Sister had the privilege to start our year with an inspiring and life changing testimony from Kimberly. She is a woman who knows her God and her bible. What you will hear from her is unmistakably wisdom from above. She tailored her testimony around our theme for this year ‘The Virtuous Woman’. Be prepared to be broken, inspired and transformed! If you are looking for an honest, heart to heart, authentic, scriptural speaker, she is it!
God bless her ministry!
Kimberly touched every heart as she spoke at our "Women Renewed" event. Her life journey has been one of great faith, dedication and trust in our Lord. As she shared her story with us, we laughed, cried and cheered. I would highly recommend her to any group. She is truly a woman of great inspiration and love. Thank you so much, Kimberly!
Response from Kimberly Stein: Survivor/Fighter/Motivational and Inspirational:
It was my absolute honor! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your journeys! I will always remember this day with great fondness.
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I just want to thank you for your precious gift to the ladies and men and every BTL volunteer today. I thank God for crossing our paths and want to thank you for your faithfulness in offering up your gift. I know you touched many lives and softened many hearts today and I appreciate your willingness to take the time and take steps to do that once again.
I love your sweet Spirit and I praise God that we are forever United in Christ. I praise Him for His amazing promises and see so many of them in you. I love you my sister.
Oh I’m so thankful that you were willing to step out in faith again Kimberley! Your testimony is for these ladies and for the men! Yes Beauty for ashes is truly what I saw God has done in your life and what he has done in my life as well. He is faithful if we grab his nail pierced hands and let Him walk with us!I loved how you started your story!
I do love your Spirit and I know it;’ His eternal love . Our paths may only cross here and there but I know it’s an eternal here and there and that makes me smile. :) BTW… my husband never gives a compliment . He is a man of few words and when he likes something he never says much. I want you to know that he told me that he watched the men in that room as you shared and that he could tell they were all listening intently throughout the whole story. He talked about different things you shared and well,l I will just say he loved you ! :) I know you touched him as well as many of the men in that room. Again , thank you for trusting your Savior!
When I was around 9 years old I told my brother something had happened to me and I didn't want to live anymore, then I asked him to climb to the top of a tree with me and push me out. I know all too well the struggles many face - unfortunately childhood trauma is extremely widespread and prevalent in today's society leaving us with emotional scars, red flags and triggers we carry well into our adult lives that too often heavily influence how we think and view our own self worth and our relationships.
Many of us are not able to leave these pasts totally behind either emotionally, spiritually or physically. I, in fact, just recently in 2015 had to testify against my Father in Williamson County; he received 70 years (a reduced sentence believe it or not, the jury handed down 130). Yes, I was terrified and grief stricken. No, I didn't want to relive my past . . . .it broke my heart and a new journey of grief began, but a new journey of freedom also began as a deeper level in the plans and purposes of God have been revealed.
"Beauty for Ashes" takes a lot of struggle, forgiveness, conscious effort, hope, faith and prayer. . . . and time. Lots of time. I've ministered to women in their seventies still struggling. Sometimes we just need someone to inspire us to keep marching forward, keep believing, FAN THE FLAME until we find our own voice! I would love for that someone to be me.
I've been married now for thirty years, have four sons and nine grandchildren. I do NOT lack in life experiences. I've worn many hats: Author of Honey for the Wounded: Oh What a Sweet Life: Overcoming Sexual Abuse, for one. Also: EMS, Volunteer Fire Fighter, Radio DeeJay and Patriot Guard. I have grieved failure more than I have celebrated success but I am a FIGHTER.
I believe in being transparent, organic, and honest. Completely. It is a waste of time not to be. When I speak there will most likely be crying. There will also be laughter. It will be stimulating and thought provoking. It is the gift that God has given me. In my experience, when I speak, the presence of God is palpable. I believe in compassion and conviction and that there is a Godly, balanced way to express it. I am not judge nor jury, nor do I want to be: I am just a messenger of hope. I love people. I love God. I know that I know I possess many keys others need to hear to unlock prison cells in which they live. I am absolutely sure of it. And that is what drives me.
I volunteer within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system with Bridges to Life ministry and have often been asked to be 'the first speaker' so as to set the tone for the entire project. Additionally, for about five years I spoke at a youth camp just out side of Marble Falls, Texas during the summers and lead biblical devotion groups with the college aged counselors. I do not know how to live my life without pouring myself into the lives of others. It’s just who I am, and the drum beat by which I march.
I promise you my very best at all times; perfection? - no, but my best! Other than that I’m just a country girl with a patch of land my animals and I share with my husband. A warm fire, a good novel, and a hot cup of coffee are the cat's meow in my book . . . . as are giving my vinyls a spin and burning my favorite scent of incense. That, in a nutshell, is who I am. Bluejeans and pearls: simple, yet so complicated - as I have been told, but in a good way.
I will be happy to share my letters of testimony with you, and references. Whatever you like. Just let me know.
Now I will leave you with the following to summarize my heart and my mission:
The Bridge Builder
by Will Allen Dromgoole (1860-1934)
An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening cold and gray
To a chasm vast and deep and wide
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The rapids held no fears for him.
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” cried a fellow pilgrim near,
“You’re wasting your time in building here.
Your journey will end with the closing day;
You never again will pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm deep and wide;
Why build you this bridge at even-tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head.
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There follows after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This stream, which has been as naught to me,
To that fair youth may a pitfall be.
He too must cross in the twilight dim —
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him.”
Additional Booking Notes
Past Booked Events
|January 05, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Worship Service|
|October 20, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Religious Celebration|
Influences & Inspiration
When I see men and women struggling with suicidal thoughts and surviving prison life - especially after what some of them have been through - I am totally moved to make a difference in their lives. My hope is to maybe say 'something God inspired' to a group of strugglers that may somehow deter them from winding up in prison, living a life of hopelessness floating downstream or worse yet - in a morgue. The belief that God has called me to do this inspires me to keep going, keep seeking, keep knocking. . . .and when others see this gift in action and validate the call of God it's like yelling 'sick 'em to Fido!"
"My prayer is that this gift Kim has been given will not go fallow. She has too much passion, too much heart, and too much wisdom . . . Kim would be nothing but an amazing gift and asset to your staff and your (link hidden) fact, I was directly told by nearly every high school camper that one of their most favorite highlights of camp was when Kim came and spoke to them. They were so enlightened. Although this feedback was nothing new for me it is still such a treat to see how the Lord has blessed her with an amazing gift."
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