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Finding Freedom in Prison

Finding Freedom in Prison

Update: 2019-06-09


Linda Heaner is the Director of Abiding Hope Ministries. She leads a team of facilitators who volunteer for Prison Fellowship Academy at The Minnesota Department of Corrections facility in Shakopee. Her experiences there have been profound, as she helps incarcerated women dive deeply into their stories, share them with one another, and invite God to heal their deep wounds. Freedom is found behind prison walls.

Linda Heaner's Biography

Linda Joyce Heaner loves Jesus wholeheartedly. Through her speaking, teaching, prayer ministry and writing, she passionately helps others experience the fullness of life that Jesus offers.

Linda's training and experience include pastoral ministry, Christian education, Biblical studies, prayer ministry, and many years of leading women into a deeper relationship with Jesus. As the founder and director of Abiding Hope Ministries she is committed to helping women in all situations and life stages experience God's freedom and restoration from the past, stability for today, and joy in becoming who God designed them to be. Linda has a deep compassion for single moms, having raised her children as a single mom.

Please explore to download a free introduction booklet to 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story,' that contains the artwork we refer to in this episode. You can purchase your 'Listen to My Life' portfolio on that website, too.

Sharon Swing and others on our team offer one-on-one coaching or spiritual direction as guidance thru the 'Listen to My Life' experience in addition to virtual coaching groups that happen several times a year.

Please join us for a virtual journey thru 'Listen to My Life' starting September 10, 2019 with Sharon Swing, Sibyl Towner and Joan Kelley. Find out more at:

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Sibyl Towner and I (Sharon Swing), co-authored the 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual maps, and we produce the oneLifemaps podcast along with our friend and Director of Facilitator Development, Joan Kelley.

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Finding Freedom in Prison

Finding Freedom in Prison