I’m so excited to begin The Mended Heart study with you soon! I had hoped to start this week, but I’ve been waiting until you had your book in hand!
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Every Monday, I’ll post a short video, and on Wednesdays and Friday’s well talk about the chapter and dig deeper together! [Read more...]
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Jesus came to heal hurting hearts.
Brokenness happens. Tragedy, sin, or the painful choices of others all have the ability to disrupt our lives. That may lead us to try to fix our own brokenness with less than hoped for results. [Read more...]
Mark Michaels, program director at KLRC, and I talked casually before taping.
“I’ve come to the point where I’m leery of easy,” he said, as he shared his and his wife’s four-year journey to adopt a child internationally.
Two years in, the doors closed to adopting a Rwandan child they had come to love. They experienced the loss of a child, and the hope of a dream. A few months later they felt compelled to continue their adoption journey.
Maybe it would be easier this time? It should be, right?
It wasn’t. [Read more...]
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In today’s devo I describe my love of Pinterest and how it led me to realize that my sweet spot definitely WASN’T furniture restoration or crafting.
And how that God made me to be . . . well, me.
Hopeful baker of bread, though the last two loaves were fed to the birds. (They were crazy awful.)
Lover of God’s word.
Busting my moves with the grandbabies in the living room.
But how often do we try to be something we’re not? [Read more...]
Facebook is an amazing connector. Old friends. Family members. It’s also a snapshot of the inner workings of a person’s life, if you look close enough.
Through FB, I’ve been connected with several extended family members. . . and a snapshot of my family tree has emerged. One with deep roots, woven through generations, across miles, and in the lives of people who I’ve never met, but with whom I share DNA.
It’s a thread of dysfunction.
Addiction, for some. Instability in others. Some who have absolutely changed their lives, but whose parents marked them. . . hard.
It makes you wonder.
Where did this thread begin?
And how do we end it for our own families? [Read more...]
I shouldn’t feel this way.
If I were a “good” Christian, I would be happier.
I don’t look broken on the outside, so why let anyone know what’s going on inside?
Have you ever said any of these things? Or perhaps someone shushed you when you brought it up, so you learned to put on a good front.
May I tell you something?
It’s a myth. Worse, it’s a trap.
Not talking about your brokenness only keeps you broken. [Read more...]
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