encouragement

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…

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…

Whatever Today Brings

Whatever today brings. Whether it be the same old thing again or a new chapter you never wanted to begin. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If you are looking at the same battle you’ve fought a thousand times in a thousand ways with no energy left to fight. Or if you are…

Judging In My Insecurity

Well, this is one of those posts that I don’t want to write because it (more than usual) exposes all my flaws and issues and doesn’t make me feel good. But one of the things I’ve learned over these past 10 years in counseling is that raw vulnerability in my own problems is often a…