Hope For The Broken

Simple Truths Blog

We say “USE ME” to God. Then we get rattled when he asks us to get up and move. USE ME GOD… But ….  Use me how I want to be used. Heavens no, don’t ask me to do that. I cannot be inconvenienced. Use me Lord. But.  I am not equipped. That would be awkward. Somebody …

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Psalm 84:10a (NIV) ~ Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.  It’s been one year since I’ve seen your face, your smile, and felt your hugs. One year since I have heard you say “I love you”, or been able to ask you for advice, or just sit with you and …

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I was thinking of how often we use the term : “good Christian“. It’s become so cliche. “She’s a good Christian woman”. “He’s a good Christian”. Are they even authentically a Christian? Is there a good Christian? Is there a bad Christian? One implies the other. (Honestly, the term Christian is used incorrectly at times …

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When did I grow up? I’m pretty sure that I still think I’m like 20 something. Until I look in the mirror. Or wake up with an ache. Or somebody that must be not much younger than me says “Mrs. Heather” or “yes ma’am.” Maybe it’s because in my 40s (41 to be exact), I’m …

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    What happens when you don’t really want to BE PRESENT? You know… The days that you want to be alone. Zoned out. On an island even. The days that you just want to withdraw into the shadows. The days when you are just completely mentally drained. Feeling like you are pulled in a …

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  I’ve loved the Psalms ever since I can remember. As a young girl in Sunday School class, I remember an assignment from our teacher. Come back next week and tell what our favorite book of the Bible was. Mine was Psalms. I remember well, going to vacation bible school with my cousin out of …

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Beauty in the ordinary. Ordinary beauty. It’s everywhere. Beauty tends to be a term that is reserved for the PERFECT things that we deem beautiful by our standards of judging. There is beauty in the ordinary. I step onto the pavement, and the breeze is blowing cool and crisp air, and I look down and …

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I don’t know about you, but for me, normally when I can’t stand the place I am visiting, I don’t ever want to go back. Like ever. For those who don’t know, my family went on a mission trip to New Orleans this summer. People warned me of the smells, and even the fluids that …

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Labels are for cans of food. Labels are for items of clothing. Labels are NOT for people. They shouldn’t be…that is. Romans 2:3 ~ Do you suppose, O man —- you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself —- that you will escape the judgement of God? Hmmm. OUCH. So…. …

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~ Short And Sweet Simple Truths~ Sometimes, I’m not so “nice”. Sometimes, I am grumpy. Sometimes, I am easily angered. Sometimes, I am judgemental. Sometimes, I am impatient and selfish. Sometimes, I’m a basket-case. Sometimes, I am insecure and sometimes, I am repetitive. Sometimes I’m not the type of wife, mother, or friend that I …

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