Special Someone


Everyone has that one special person in their life; that person that impacts them in life-changing ways. It may have been a special teacher during your childhood; a special friend; or a powerful role model growing up. There is someone who made you feel special. That someone helped you see your value, purpose, or new direction. If you haven’t experienced that special someone yet…you will. They may not be the kindest, but they are the most honest. They may not agree with you, but they cause you to think in a different way. They push you, encourage you…and help you fight your battles. They don’t give up on you. They love you, pray for you, and become the one person who understands…when no one else does. God places these people in our lives…so that He can love on us, through them. Many times we don’t recognize the value in these special people until they are gone. We reflect back, and see the powerful impact they had on our life direction. We feel the love…even when they are gone. God worked through them…and you can identify God’s love in them, with every memory and every step of growth. Today is the Heavenly anniversary of the special person in my life. My Aunt Carolyn went to see the Lord one year ago today. She was the one person who I could turn to, to listen and guide me. She was the one who led me to Christ. My Aunt had an understanding of my inner pain; and was the one person who encouraged me to work through it instead of hiding behind my mask. She was a true example of a loving, compassionate, kind woman. She was not my mother, but she treated me as a daughter. She is my mother’s twin sister, and the bond between my mother and her was so close. We miss her more than words can express. However, her impact on my life, and so many others…lives forever. If you have a special someone in your life, make sure you let them know how precious they are to you. Thank God for the love you receive from them…and recognize how your life can impact someone else in the same loving way.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of he household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. PROVERBS 31:25-28

The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 JOHN 2:17

God is with us.


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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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