Brokenness

How Can We Find Words to Articulate the Pain We Feel

How Can We Find Words to Articulate the Pain We Feel

Trauma and hurt have a way of quieting us. There are similarities between grief, pain, and losing our breath when we fall hard. Both of them make it difficult to talk. How can we find words to articulate the un-imaginable pain we feel? Join me over at Susan B Mead’s online home HERE  and let’s finish this conversation. You can also catch me on Susan’s radio show, Find Calm in the Chaos of Life. Our…

One Brave Woman and Her Healing

One Brave Woman and Her Healing

When Simon sat down for dinner, he must have been thrilled — proud — that Jesus was his star guest. What Simon learned in real-life experience that day is — when Jesus comes to dinner, the unexpected always happens. One brave woman knew her attendance would be scandalous. She ignored the stares and murmurs. Her heart was fixed on meeting the Restorer of her brokenness.  I would love for you to visit me over at…

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

A Prayer for Your Broken Relationship with Your Mom

Do you remember when you said you wouldn’t parent like your parents? Yeah, me too. Like that time I got a spankin’ for dustin’ myself with the flesh colored face powder (after my bath) and Momma thought I had skipped getting in the water. Or when she would pinch my leg in church service because I was talking too much. Yikes. Our girl has had a few near traumatic events. Unless she brings up “slip”…

Because Grief Is Harder Than We Think

Because Grief Is Harder Than We Think

Discombobulation. The person who began using that word years ago must have been in the middle of a home remodel.  Her shampoo must have been in her bedroom and the cotton rounds to remove her eye makeup were surely in her breakfast room. She looked in her living room for that bag of clean towels and she thought, “That’s it. I’m discombobulated.” God is a God of order. How I feel when things and situations…