Category Archives: The Gift of Healing


True humility is to be known for the gifts that you have and to serve them into the world.

Guest Commentary from The Huffington Post (actual writer not named, sorry!): Singer, Katy Perry makes the audience rise out of their seats, but her mom wants her delivering sermons, not songs.

Mary Perry Hudson, Katy’s mother, is a California preacher who sees a different career path in her daughter’s future. She and Perry’s father, who is also religious, raised Perry in a conservative, religious home. Now, Hudson is shopping a book about raising Perry, and the NY Post reports that excerpts have been leaked from the proposal.

Seeing Perry in concert, Hudson writes that she envisioned her daughter not as a singer, but a “Kathryn Kuhlman type of healer.” Kuhlman was a famed evangelist and faith healer.

“I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance,” Hudson wrote. “Yet she sang out, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it,’ while thousands joined her. One part of my heart soared… the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn’t nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh.”

Perry, who in 2001 released a Christian pop album under the name Katy Hudson, has spoken about her faith on numerous occasions, describing herself as a work in progress. She spoke with a number of publications in 2009, including, which reported her take on her evolution.

“And I was raised with certain ideas, like you mentioned about what the Bible does say. But I definitely am now, as an adult, and in a whole new world, in a world I didn’t even know existed, I definitely have different perspectives and am very much not a poster child for anything perfect or organized or cookie cutter. I have had my own relationship and my own beliefs and I’m continually on an upward search with all of that, and I really don’t know the answers nor do I like to impress them on anybody else.”

The book proposal also details Perry’s mom’s disapproval of her cleavage-showing performance outfits, as well as her displeasure with her daughter’s fiance at the time (now husband), Russell Brand.

Thanks Huffington Post for this diverse story. For more on Hudson’s book proposal, click over to the NY Post. Photo from the HuffPo too. Photographer unknown.

This is my ‘you can’t choose your parents’ story of the day. Jk. Parents are works in progress too, thankfully.

In light of events in the world, The Gift of Healing is a useful gift. Everyone has gifts. Healing is one, that some people have been given. We need to see this give manifest more in the world. The gift of healing manifests strongly (along with doctors medical knowledge, expertise, skill, research funded new knowledge too) coming to the forefront in the world as well, simply because there is a new need for the gift of healing to be stronger. We live in such times and it is a very practical gift to help and equip others.

Kathryn Kuhlman’s gift made people want to worship her. She took great pains, to make sure they didn’t adore her, but looked to the Giver of the gift. In the past, faith healers have gotten this part wrong, and have used the gift to make money, live lavish life styles or, to have people over-adore them because of their gift. A faith healer is oddly never allowed to be a celebrity. They are not entertainers like Katy Perry has a gift to entertain. True faith healers have healthy self esteem yet they are not allowed to be celebrities. Humility must go with any gift we as flawed people are given (or not).

From a publicity angle, this is a good strategic move too. Suzanne Hinn‘s story of heartache married to a faith healer she recently split from, regularly rates on this blog each week in the top twenty posts. Quite unusual really Suzanne does. Kathryn Kuhlman was a famous divorcee, who rose above the stigma of her divorce and her own personal heartache that almost killed her, to let her gift still operate through her to facilitate healing and help others. She loved God more than anything else in this world and she helped thousands of people who were physically and spiritually sick, get well.

Like Perry, Kuhlman was an American national treasure and a great. As dramatic as the most eccentric actresses of theater. When she appeared she resembled a ghost.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.28.11~