I bought the book for myself and a friend. We read and spent the week prayerfully seeking what individually we needed God to reveal through Crystal Deeds words. We then met and discussed our revelations. Through this time my faith as well as my relationship with my friend grew. I was deeply moved and encouraged! I would recommend this book to anyone who needs to know or be reminded that God really does have better plans for each of us!
I highly recommend this book! The author does an amazing job of walking you through a struggle. Without realizing that there is a deeper purpose to our pain and disappointments, so many of us would forever be stuck in cynicism, depression and bitterness, but she points the way out clearly and brilliantly! 5 stars!
I recommend this book to anyone who is going through any type of struggle. I was blessed to be able to do a small group session with Crystal and it changed my life. I was able to work through and get rid of my shame and guilt from mistakes in my past. I grew closer to God and he brought healing in all the broken places of my life. I can walk in confidence today because “God does have Better Plans for me!” This book will touch your heart, bring you to tears, and change your life for the better! I encourage you to read it today and also do a small group study.
Crystal Deeds is a mother of two adult children and wife of 31 years to a wonderful, Godly man. She was born and raised in Pekin, IL. and is currently living in southern Il. She has had a relationship with her Heavenly Father since the age of 4, and began truly seeking after Him and His will for her life at the age of 17. This is when God began to heal her of her broken past, ultimately leading to her ministry and book. She has served the Lord in many capacities over the years and plans to continue until she takes her last breath or she physically can’t handle it anymore.
Crystal has served in many different volunteer positions since 1989. She currently volunteers, along with her husband, as a chaplain for Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team, as well as serving in their local prison ministry. She leads small groups, using her book as a resource, and walks the participants through the study step by step.
In the past, she served on an evangelistic team, sharing the gospel in peoples homes, and has lead many to the Lord. She has led countless small groups over the years, for teens, adult women, and couples. She served in youth ministry from 1993 to 2014, also along with her husband for most of those years. She has a heart for prayer and her and her husband have lead the intercessory prayer team at two different churches over the years and she still participates in prayer ministry at her current church.
She has some basic training in biblical counseling, and crisis intervention, and this has helped her to fulfill the calling God has placed on her life. She loves helping people heal from their pain and daily struggles and she uses her ministry to do that.