Life Awakening opened its doors in 2001 under the name of Wellspring Garden Ministries (WsGM). It was started by Mrs. Sharon Hershey as a result of struggling through dark valleys with no support or encouragement. Miss Linda S. Ingham became the Executive Director in 2005. After a direct Holy Spirit encounter, Linda carried WsGM through a name change to Life Awakening, effective July of 2007.
From its inception, Life Awakening was a ministry of mentoring, Bible studies, biblical counseling, and groups for ladies from any race, faith, or culture who needed support and encouragement. At Life Awakening's First Annual Dinner, on March 23, 2007, Linda shared her God-given vision of having a home where ladies could live for a non-specific period of time to travel through their healing journey at their own pace. Through the generous donation of a humble Amish man, God provided a place. On April 5, 2008, Linda moved into the property and on September 24, 2008, the first lady moved into Life Awakening's home, expanding its ministry. Life Awakening has continued its other areas of ministry as noted on the HOME page.
Life Awakening believes in duplication of ministry and does, therefore, want to see the development of training materials and duplication of homes for specific needs.