Healing Words for Hurting Hearts

Stories that spark faith, hope, and love

Eileen Hinkle Rife


In Eileen's signature talk, she uses "Josephine's Coat of Many Burdens" to help women learn how to balance their lives in the midst of a chaotic world and busy schedule. Based on Matthew 11:28-30, she invites women to sit at Jesus' feet, to learn from Him, and trade their coat of burdens for a coat of blessings. Also included are suggestions from Eileen's book, TRANQUIL MOMENTS, such as a mini-vacation with the Relentless Lover, deep breathing exercises, and affirmation statements from Ephesians, chapter one.


Fear holds us back. Faith moves us forward. Many women ask, "Can I really find fulfillment following the Lord?" This talk focuses on the personal story that inspired the BORN FOR INDIA TRILOGY and encourages women to discover the journey God has for them! 


This talk fleshes out the scriptural study behind Eileen's novel, RESTORED HEARTS, and helps women find freedom from besetting sins, bondage, and addiction. Find out why the "butterfly release" at the end of RESTORED HEARTS is so significant in Tim's life, and in our lives.


Using events from her own life, Eileen shares humorous stories from the cradle and beyond! She encourages women: Whether you’re picking strawberries in the summer of your life or apples in the autumn, God has sweet fruits for you to savor and enjoy. You just have to show up at the orchard, roll your sleeves up, jump in, and start pickin’.


This talk encourages women to embrace the Lord's love for them, and allow that love relationship to change their lives in ways they never dreamed possible.

Song of Solomon is the beautiful story of King Solomon’s pursuit of the Shulammite maiden. She considers herself unworthy of his love and attention, and rightly she is. However, her condition does not daunt the King’s determination to win her heart. In fact, it only serves to make him more determined to woo her. He has a plan, and as that plan unfolds, the maiden is drawn after him into a love relationship unlike any other!

Our heavenly Father has a plan. That plan began ages ago in the chambers of heaven when He asked His Son to die for the ones He loved. In spite of, in truth, because of our sinful condition, which separated us from the Father, Christ paid the price to win us back to God. Thus, He has been wooing hearts ever since. The moment we say “yes,” to Jesus, we belong to Him.

Yet, often our hearts are still so wounded by sin and the effects of a fallen world that He must continue to woo us and convince us that He does indeed love us with a forever love! That we are safe and secure in Him.

Our quest as women is to allow our Divine Lover to sweep us off our feet, running together with Him dressed in garments of white. As we prepare to meet our Bridegroom face-to-face one day, our Father has guaranteed that we will arrive safely within His courts spotless and pure!

Discover how Mave, Eileen's protagonist in SECOND CHANCE, grows deeper in her understanding of her Relentless Lover!


Loss is inevitable and continual as we journey through life. Based on her book, WHEN MOURNING COMES, LIVING THROUGH LOSS, Eileen shares how she worked through the stages of grief during her own times of loss. This talk encourages women in varying seasons of life to heal and grow as they experience loss, no matter how great or how small.


Using Psalm 27:4, Eileen shares how the stress of a family business venture unearthed obsessive-compulsive issues in her life that needed attention and ultimately pressed her deeper into the Lord. 

Gone with the Wind: Putting the Past in the Past

Using the John 4 story of the woman at the well, Eileen shares how women can allow God to redeem the broken pieces of their past and embrace all He has for them in the present. Delivered with a mix of laughter and tears, plus a peek into Eileen's own healing journey. 


 Need a little R & R, and R & R?

Eileen's 4 Rs can help you achieve better emotional and spiritual health. Join together with other women to refresh yourself with some girl-time and God-time. 

Psalm 139:23-24 says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

What in my life needs God’s help, healing, and/or direction?


Psalm 77:11-12 says, “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.”

What has God done to bring me this far? What about His character stands out to me?


Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Have any past wounds or relationships marred my concept of the heavenly Father? What can I do to restructure my vision of God the Father?


Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” 

Am I holding on to my time, talent, treasure, or significant others? What can I do to release each of these things for God’s use?




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