imprints

Yesterday was officially Infant & Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day. Those of us who have lost a child know three key things from our loss: 1. We think about it way more than once a year. 2. We need to talk about it more than once a year. 3. Things have been forever changed. Once aContinue reading “imprints”

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”

dirty to clean

We don’t contaminate Christ with our brokenness, He makes us clean through His glorious presence!  Sheila Walsh I confessed yesterday that I love the story of Cinderella, which i find to be a great allegory of the Kingdom. I believe love is the central theme, around which brokenness, humility, ashes & grief swirled in anContinue reading “dirty to clean”

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”

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”

look up

When I feel low, its usually because I have taken my eyes off of God. When God is in His proper place, and I acknowledge how big, strong, mighty my God is, I can’t help but look up to Him. Focusing on the problem makes it block out my view of God. It doesn’t meanContinue reading “look up”

strong in the broken

Perhaps strength doesn’t reside in never having been broken, but in the courage to grow strong in the broken places. @BlessedTeens tweet, July 6th, 2014 If you have been broken, you can become strong again. Broken does not mean ready for the discard pile, as the world views broken things, people, dreams. Broken in theContinue reading “strong in the broken”

broken

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 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. -Darlene Zschech I hit broken again this Tuesday. I was out of the blue suddenly whammied kindContinue reading “broken”