Welcome to Grey Ministries
Grey Ministries is about you. It's not a place where we will have pity parties about how hard life is (even if we're entitled to one) but where we celebrate how tough and ferocious you are. You are a fighter. You are faithful. You are a lover. You're a modern-day Xena Warrior Princess for the Kingdom of God.
It doesn't matter how old, or young, you are. What matters is how you show up. Day after day. You show up for your kids, your job, your marriage, your friends or your community.
You are the well-oiled machine behind the scenes that keeps every area of your life running smoothly. You are the nourishment and encouragement for each day's draining, daily struggles.
You are an inspiration.
When we are tired, our hope can fail us and there are days we want to give up. Which is why there is Grey Ministries, which exists only to show you that there is an army of tough and ferocious women in your corner, supporting you on the days you feel weak. They are your sisters in Christ, who share in your pain and tribulation through their own experiences of struggle.
Grey Ministries is rooted in Christ. Here to remind you that God is there. He does love you. Even though there are days things looks bleak and dismal, there is a future filled with joy awaiting you. When you are weak, God is there to carry you. When your well-oiled machine begins to fail, He will provide for your needs. When you feel as though you cannot show up for one more day, He will gently lead you to safety.
It is my hope that the words of encouragement you'll find in the pages of this ministry will provide you with another perspective on your difficult season. One filled with deepened faith, growth of character and victory in Christ alone.
"...We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."
-Romans 5:3-5 (ESV)
Hello, I'm Leah Grey. I am the supporting character in a story about addiction.
It all started when I was living with my husband in New York. It was a dream come true. That is, until he went into long-term treatment for addiction. Unable to afford to stay (in one of the most expensive cities in the world), I picked up my childhood dreams and moved back home to rural Ontario, Canada with my two young boys.
When I first realized my husband was struggling with addiction, I didn't know what to do. I felt alone. I was desperate for resources. I reached out to pastors and therapists in my community but I was overwhelmed with advice. Meanwhile, my husband's battle continued.
Addiction was isolating.
I was fairly new to the city and felt my life was too depressing to burden new friends with. After all, nobody likes drama and my whole life was drama. My family was emotionally involved and I didn't want to tell them what was happening. Al-Anon wasn't an option because I didn't have (and couldn't afford) a babysitter for a night out (What a night out anyway, going to a meeting!). In a city full of strangers, I didn't know where to turn.
Lost and directionless, after exhausting all my practical options, I realized it was just me... and God. In my desperate place, God overwhelmed me with hope. From my beautiful but lonely apartment just outside the city all the way back to my parent's basement in Southern Ontario, I tuned out every well-meaning voice of caution and tuned into God's promises for my life.
He led me here. To you.
This chapter of my life story has been more challenging than I could have ever anticipated and though it isn't over yet, I'm a better person because of it. My husband is in recovery and I'm incredibly proud of him. Like any good adventure, there are inevitable bumps lying on the road ahead but I know now, whatever bumps we hit, God has my life in His loving hands.
I'm not a pastor, a med school grad or drug counsellor or even a super, tough, independent woman (though, I try). I'm a small-town girl who trusted God in a darkness I couldn't see the way out of.
I know you're struggling and going through something really hard. I know it's been dark and difficult and you've been feeling burdened and overwhelmed. I know how hard the every day can be when your everyday is a nightmare. But you're not alone. I am just like you. And I'm here to tell you that God wants to fight this battle for you. He wants to lift this heavy burden off your shoulders so He can take your hand and lead you to your own happy ending.
Everything is going to be okay. You can be okay. Even more, you can be happy.
With God, there is freedom from addiction. Come, stay awhile, I'll show you how.
"...And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
-Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV)
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