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Living in the Tension

I think we are geared as humans to try to find a way out of circumstances that don’t feel good. We want to find freedom from the tight rope of walking through the valley of the shadow of death. And yet, often it seems God asks us to stay the course and hold the tension…

Incredible Love

So many people I’ve talked to recently speak of feeling “beat up” especially after the holidays. Family time has been scathing and torturous rather than enjoyable. Relationships you thought you could count on have turned on you and left you feeling betrayed. The days you looked forward to because of what they are “supposed to…

Recognize

I’ve never made a habit of picking a word for the year like some people do. Not that there’s anything wrong with it at all! I’ve thought about it, but usually end up over-thinking it and just giving up. But last year and this one, I have noticed that God has brought a reverberating theme—He…

Today

Today, I will rise and call on Jesus. Today, I will not fear what lies ahead. Not because I’m strong and mighty, But because I trust the One who is. Today, I will look for His joy, Whether circumstances seem “good” or “bad”. Today, I will seek His voice Reminding me of His faithfulness throughout….

When Christmas Hurts

Christmas time is here! For me, Christmas is a beautiful time of year to refocus and worship the King of Kings. It does not for one second mean that this time is without turmoil, conflict, frustration and sadness. It’s interesting to me that throughout the Bible, God comes for those who are weak, unqualified and…

Drawing Near

There has been an echo in my heart for the last few weeks, a repeating of a cry when I feel stuck, hopeless or discouraged. The answer has not been an analysis of the situation or even an improvement of circumstances. Instead, God’s voice says “Draw near.” When the day starts hard and just goes…

Fear vs. Trust

I unfortunately choose to live in fear a lot. I’ve got worst-case scenarios that I can analyze at the drop of a hat. I am afraid of making people frustrated with me. I can be afraid of so many things all at once that it begins to choke me. Anyone else? But really, when I…

When Someone You Love is Struggling

We are surrounded by broken people. And, oh yeah, we don’t always get it right either, do we? The heartache of watching others struggle and go a way you wish they wouldn’t feels like it will rip you apart. You see, as much as we love other people, we can’t choose for them. We also…

What We’ve Done in 2017

I have been thanking God over and over for those who have supported the ministry financially this year. You have truly made this possible. Here’s a little report on what your donations have achieved this year through Broken & Hopeful: Hundreds of hours of donation-based counseling to those in need (including people in ministry, single/teen…