aftermath

Ripping off the bandaid to show the partially healed wound below& exposing it to the air can be very painful…yet somehow refreshing at the same time. There are many wounds within everyone in various stages of healing. At any given time, anyone of us could be dealing with aftermath or fall out… your spouse cheatsContinue reading “aftermath”

His banner over me reads beloved

His banner over me is love. Wow! He calls me beloved. ME?! And as I have been soaking in that truth, and others like it, I realize that i have been the biggest hindrance to my receiving His love. Because I don’t feel loveable most days. I feel awkward, a misfit, out of sorts, stressed,Continue reading “His banner over me reads beloved”

cry of the broken

You hear the cry of the broken, You hear the cry of the broken, You hear the cry of the broken… You answer the cry of the broken, You answer the cry of the broken, You answer the cry of the broken… –Darlene Zschech, Your Name/Cry of the Broken Feeling broken? These past few daysContinue reading “cry of the broken”

lonely, so lonely

After losing this piece twice by trying to directly post it to Facebook, I have decided to press through and post it as my blog post for today. It relates to the Christmas story, so I am going to run with it 🙂 I bet Mary & Joseph felt very lonely in their separate situationsContinue reading “lonely, so lonely”

beautiful mess

All around Hope is springing up from this old ground Out of chaos life is being found in You.. You make beautiful things out of the dust You make beautiful things out of us Beautiful Things, Tim Neufeld God sees something beautiful in messy, broken me. The same is true of you. God looks atContinue reading “beautiful mess”

touchy touchy

There are moments when we don’t want to be touched. When we want to stay entrenched in our fury, stand on our injustices and refuse to allow the pressure to  release. When we want to be right even though a little voice may be poking us to tell us we aren’t. When we have lostContinue reading “touchy touchy”

when the lines seem crossed

Of all the games I played as a child, Broken Telephone was my least favorite. image from: http://cikguohsemgitu.weebly.com/broken-telephone.html I understand full well the impact of broken communication, and secrets. Almost nothing frustrates me more than when I am misunderstood, or someone has not been clear with what they want/expect of me. Not being clear andContinue reading “when the lines seem crossed”

belong

One of the downsides to working part time is missing out on the same camaraderie those who work full time share. The same can be said about our walk with God. God isn’t interested in part time relationship. He is ours full time, 24/7, 365. And beyond. We think of time in forward increments, GodContinue reading “belong”

unfixed

I’m unfixed. And the truth is, that’s where God meets me – in the mess of my life, in the unfixedness, in the brokenness. Mike Yaconelli I am broken. and I know it. I need putting back together again from my long fall off the wall I hid behind for so long. Parts of meContinue reading “unfixed”

out of the dark

All new life comes out of the dark places. -Ann Voskamp Out of the hard broken places, hope can spring. If you keep a small nugget alive…like a tiny mustard seed just waiting to germinate. You see, I know first hand how this is true. The dark places help illuminate the hidden truth waiting toContinue reading “out of the dark”