when you are the owner of a broken heart

Friend, today I am going to share from the heart one of the biggest lessons I have ever learned about brokenness.  My prayer is that the same God who is rebuilding the broken pieces with me will give you a glimpse of hope where you are feeling broken. Maybe you and I, we’re never meantContinue reading “when you are the owner of a broken heart”

He hears…

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Crushed. You let someone down, failed to meet that deadline, were passed over for the position or promotion, lost your one person whose love made your heart soar. What crushes one heart may vastly vary from another, but we eachContinue reading “He hears…”

second hand and broken

The Bible is full of people who didn’t get it right the first time. People who ended up broken & down on their luck. Those who betrayed, wounded & ridiculed one another. And God loves each one. In this age where society raises people up to high pedestals and assists in crashing them down whenContinue reading “second hand and broken”

Sunday Psalm: Humpty Dumpty no more

I was Humpty Dumpty, sitting on the wall, shakily leaning one way then the other, until one great shake caused me to lose my balance & have a hard fall. I hit the ground hard, shattered & cracked and there I lay, hurting, in pain, broken. And then You came along & gently picked upContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Humpty Dumpty no more”

Hope in the broken

Our brokenness opens us to a deeper way of sharing our lives and offering each other hope.   -Henri Nouwen Yesterday, I had an overloading revelation while listening to a guest speaker at my church. He reminded me of a verse that God has been whispering into my spirit a great deal lately: They defeatedContinue reading “Hope in the broken”

broken to life

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 ESV Jesus died for the broken. Those who were broken in ways beyond just what can seen: broken in spirit broken-hearted broken in the mind,Continue reading “broken to life”

snapshots along the way: broken to Passover

1 Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. 2 And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe.3 They came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands. 4 Pilate went out again and said to them, “See,Continue reading “snapshots along the way: broken to Passover”

snapshots along the Way: He Knew

You knew. You knew that the same people who cried Hosanna as You entered Jerusalem were the same ones who would pick up the stones to judge one another’s sin, and nail You to the cross. You knew. You knew we all hide our brokenness under the cover of what we think others want usContinue reading “snapshots along the Way: He Knew”

name the doubt & grab His hem

I am more than a bit timid when it comes to asking God for something i want for myself. In fact, I tend to ask for myself as a tag along, or add on at the end of praying for other people’s needs. Which isn’t a healthy symptom at all. You see, that likely meansContinue reading “name the doubt & grab His hem”

where are you drawn to sit?

I don’t know about you, but I am much more comfortable with a person who is down to earth than one who thinks too highly about themselves. Oh sure, they may have cool skills, or have completed awesome tasks with accolades, but humility within a person is what truly makes them great. I love howContinue reading “where are you drawn to sit?”