Motivating Stories from Local Women
Every woman has a story to tell, and no two stories are alike. Meet the women who have persevered through challenges and tribulations and come out the other side stronger than ever. These unique individuals have seen their fair share of adversity but continue to inspire those around them with the lessons they have learned and their love of life. Read on for a truly motivating story by a woman who experienced them firsthand.
Photography by Rich Smith / Photos taken on location at Hotel Indigo
Angie Wynn, East Brainerd
I am a woman who has survived many issues: rejection, abandonment, divorce, and emotional, physical, and mental abuse. Like many women who have faced these challenges, the circumstances were overwhelming and devastating. At one point in my life, there was very little hope to recover. I thought I would never make it through. As I continued to spiral down in depression and despair, suddenly Christian counseling became available at my church. The journey to my wholeness and healing began. I was able to speak to someone who could help me to make sense of my life. I began to believe and understand that God never wastes our sorrows, but uses them to move us toward Him and a greater purpose – to help others.
As my healing progressed, I was inspired by my counselor to pay it forward. I went back to college and obtained my master’s degree as a licensed pastoral counselor. Today, my greatest desire, hope, and mission is to help others heal from the pain of their past. Amazingly, the pain of my past has indeed become a catalyst to help others. Whether through my radio broadcast “Hope for Healing,” which is for the community at large, or a face-to-face encounter with a client who is broken, I believe miracles can happen in our hearts and souls and give us beauty from ashes. Whether it be about marriage and family or healing and deliverance, I love to speak with women, couples, and especially millennials in a group setting. I love to tell them what I wish I knew and how my life changed because of the wisdom I have gained. My tribe is growing in numbers and knowledge, and those who are hurting are being set free. My heart is so happy. My soul is satisfied.