Among the Gum Trees with Diane
by Diane Conway
I'm a Mercy. Intimacy with God, people, and creation is a foundation of who I am.
Please give a warm welcome to Diane, a special visitor to sit and chat with us 'among the gum trees'.
CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I live in Charlotte, NC (USA) with my husband, my mother and our cat. I have two adult sons and two lovely granddaughters. I love nature, being outdoors, and seeing God transform people's lives. My passion is to see people healed, delivered, and "launched" into who God created them to be.
HOW DID YOU INITIALLY CONNECT WITH SLG?
A close friend, who knew that I did inner healing ministry and was always looking for better methods, sent me money to purchase the Nurturing Your Spirit CDs. I was hooked! Spirit ministry sounded like the answer to my prayers for deeper and quicker methods of healing.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR REDEMPTIVE GIFT AND IF SO CAN YOU GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF HOW THAT PLAYS OUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY?
I'm a Mercy. Intimacy with God, people, and creation is a foundation of who I am. Most mornings and late evenings I enjoy short walks, basking in the presence of God and nature. I love spending time listening to quiet music and soaking in His presence. Honestly, I could easily spend hours soaking but there's always a need to balance that with living life. Most weekdays, I'm ministering to people and enjoying the time I spend with them, connecting them with Father and seeing them experience His touch in their lives. Fulfillment has been defined as using your abilities to do what God designed you to do. Helping people get free and step into their design is a large part of that for me.
On the intimacy with people side, I'm known for my hugs. I hope one day to be able to meet with everyone that I minister to and give them a great big Mercy hug!
CHOOSE A TEACHING THAT HAS MADE AN IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE AND TELL US HOW?
Initially, the Nurturing Your Spirit and Redemptive Gift teachings totally changed how I did ministry. I immediately started blessing people's spirits and started seeing tremendous results. Then, I started learning how to bring healing to their spirits, instead of just doing soul ministry. People started to get the deeper and quicker healing that I'd been praying for, although I'm still looking for acceleration. Doing Deliverance on Your Brain is another favorite because it brought a lot of the other teachings together in a much more practical, hands on, here's how to do it way.
Recently, I attended Arthur's first seminar teaching the new revelation he received on time and space. This is my newest favorite teaching. I'll be ordering these CDs as soon as they are available.
THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT ONRAMPS TO GOD. WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR KEYS OF MUSIC FOR INTIMACY AND HOW DO YOU MOST READILY CONNECT?
Being a Mercy, it's easy for me to connect with God, and my number one on ramp is nature. I live on a small, quiet cove of a lake across from 1,500 acres of nature preserve. Sitting on our deck overlooking the lake or sitting on the dock draws me into His presence so easily. It's like He is right there in nature.
I LOVE TO DISCOVER A BIGGER VIEW OF GOD. CAN YOU SHARE A GOD-SIGHTING OR STORY TO HELP US ALL DO THAT?
There are so many awesome stories of how God moved in ministry sessions that I'd love to share but confidentiality is essential. I often see God in the little things in life. He knows that I love to take pictures of butterflies and flowers and especially butterflies on flowers. It amazes me when a butterfly will land on a flower right in front of me and seem to wait for me to take it's picture before flying away.
CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A STRUGGLE IN LIFE THAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON OR HAVE OVERCOME?
Chronic back pain and some serious issues with my eyes are a major challenge in my life. A few months ago a latent issue with my eyes flared up and left some damage that impacted my vision. It happened at a time when I was getting victory in a lot of areas, so it sort of blindsided me and rocked my faith a bit. I'm doing much better now and am continuing to research spiritual and emotional roots as well as how to help the spirit bring healing to the body.
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE PRAYER FOR OR TO BE BLESSED IN?
I'd love prayer, not only for the physical issues mentioned above, but for greater revelation of how to partner with God and our own spirits to bring healing to the body. I'm seeing tremendous healing of people's spirits and souls, and some physical healing and feel like the next step is to learn how to more consistently bring healing into the physical body. It may be a combination of things such as partnering with the spirit to restore the body to original design, learning how to release trauma from the body, deliverance, and some of Arthur's newest time line work.
IS THERE A DREAM OR SOMETHING THAT YOU FEEL GOD IS CALLING YOU TO THAT YOU COULD SHARE?
My heart hurts for the tremendous number of Christians, even in the SLG tribe, who are desperate for healing (spiritually, emotionally, and physically) and I'm limited in the number that I can minister to myself. I'm praying about this and pondering methods to help more people. Maybe it's through mentoring or training others, although I really don't know what this will look like, yet.