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Copyright 2019  Jerry and Denise Basel

 Living from a Healed Heart                 Jerry and Denise's Blog

November 17, 2019

The root of the word transformation is from the Greek word metamorphoo, which means, “to change from the inside out.” This is where we get the word metamorphosis.

In nature, God has shown us a profound example of transformation and metamorphosis in the life cycle of the butterfly. The butterfly begins as a crawling caterpillar. But at some point, it seq...

September 20, 2019

We are very excited to announce the release of the audiobook version of our book, Loving God, Loving Myself: Finding the Heart of the Father in Our Daily Lives.  The audiobook is available as a digital download via Gumroad.com ($3.99), Amazon.com (Audible.com) and iTunes.com.

Listen here to a sample of the Audiobook entitled, “Loving God,...

Note from Jerry and Denise:  "Brokenness" is not a message frequently shared in churches, as it often opposes our "western mindset" of independence and self-sufficiency. It is, however, one of the most important truths that Christians need to understand and live out accordingly. As with so many "paradoxes" that exist in Scripture, knowing and acknowled...

If someone asked you if you accepted and loved yourself, how would you respond? In counseling hundreds and hundreds of people over the years, the more frequent response is, "Not so much."

We invite you to embrace the following declaration of who you truly are. Read it slowly aloud and remember that what you are reading is in full agreement with what God...

February 7, 2019

From Jerry and Denise: We first connected with Pablo through Kevin Miles, the publisher of the first edition of The Missing Commandment:  Love Yourself, who also published Pablo's first book. Pablo lives in Tel Aviv, Israel and has had the opportunity to successfully coach some of the best female players in the world of tennis. Although he has enjoyed...

January 8, 2019

Lois, a forty-five-year-old woman, had been a Christian for over twenty years. She came to us struggling with depression and a terrible self-image. When she experienced conflict, particularly with her husband, she blamed herself. Sometimes she would physically hurt herself out of self-directed hatred and anger.

A committed Christian for most of her adul...

November 15, 2018

A woman in her late twenties came to our ministry for a few days of intensive counseling. She was distraught over knowing God loved her but not being able to experience or sense his love for her personally. Was she doing something wrong? Had he forgiven her for her sordid past?

The woman had grown up in a sexually perverted family. As a little girl, sh...

November 4, 2018

This writing, taken from our book, The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself, was posted by our friend, David Sanford, who worked with us last year on our new edition and the marketing of our book. Thanks, David!

In his excellent book, The Mystery of Children, Mike Mason reminds us that “Jesus wants us to become like children because our spirits lived...

Five days ago, we did one of the hardest things we ever had to do—we had to say good-bye to Grace, our 15-year-old border collie. “Grace, you lived up to your name and you were the best gift we ever had delivered to our doorstep. One special day we will be together again.”

Until then, here is Grace’s special story, taken from our book, “Loving God, Lov...

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