Facing the Unknown

Occasionally I come across share-worthy wisdom from our like-minded ministry "partners". Individuals or organizations that are aligned with the philosophy and core messaging of Embracing Brokenness Ministries. No exception today as I read Charles Stanley's In Touch Devotional. May it not only bless you but challenge you to a different way of thinking. Hebrews 11:23-29 Tucked into Hebrews 11 is a short phrase that indicated Moses’ approach to life: “for he endured, as seeing Him who is ...

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The Meaning of Life

I love summertime. It has this renewed spirit about it. I also get to celebrate our 4th of July wedding anniversary with the whole nation. Fireworks just for us. I look for the little rescues that come from a vacation or a weekend trip to the beach. It's a way for me to connect with the heart of God and do a reset from the "drudgery" of life. Or so it seems. I was reminded of how God really feels about me and how intentional His purposes are for me when John Eldredge sent out his monthly ...

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A Memorial Forever

So when the people set out from their tents to pass over the Jordan with the priests bearing lthe ark of the covenant before the people, 15 and as soon as those bearing the ark had come as far as the Jordan, and mthe feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (now nthe Jordan overflows all its banks othroughout the time of harvest), 16 the waters coming down from above stood and rose up in a heap very far away, at Adam, the city that is beside pZarethan, ...

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My False Self & Stayin’ Alive Audio Podcast

Listen in as Steve digs a little deeper. When the poser shows up we get in all kinds of trouble. But do we even know what we’re doing when we acquiesce to the false -self? As believers in Christ, we have a new name – Child of God. Steve reflects on a few times in his life before he knew that name. https://anchor.fm/embracing-brokenness/episodes/My-False-Self--Stayin-Alive-e3ae5l/a-aaullg

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He’s In You Video & Audio

https://youtu.be/lj1E9GIP4_E Let's Talk Disney's The Lion King https://soundcloud.com/embracingbrokenness/hes-in-you Listen in on this weeks podcast Sometimes the lessons of life come in the simplest forms. In this weeks video and audio podcast, we look at Rafiki and Simba in the Lion King. They give us a glimpse into our journey of discovery. God calls us up, in this adventurous life, to uncover our true identity in Him. Yet the world distracts us from that calling. Discovering who we ...

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He’s In You

I’m a big Disney fan. Maybe that’s why my daughter holds the world record for visits to Disneyworld, Disneyland, and photos with Mickey and friends - even in her 30's - influenced largely by Mom and Dad of course. One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is The Lion King. There’s a particular scene that caught my attention recently - and you say – “You just watched the Lion King?”. Why yes, I did – funny you should ask. Colleen and I (mostly her) are teaching a class on ...

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Living the Anxious Life – Video & Audio

What would it look like for you to Wait WITH God not FOR God? Abiding in Him such that anxiety over your future is a distant memory? Steve takes a deeper dive into this concept in video or audio format. Check it out. https://youtu.be/1CX4BCsfnUk Living the Anxious Life

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Identity Hijacked

We live in a world at war. Satan would love to neutralize your impact on the kingdom in believing you have nothing to offer. Hijacking our identity is paramount to him winning the battle. In this audio clip Colleen and Steve share a bit from their story and how these tactics must be thwarted. https://soundcloud.com/embracingbrokenness/identity-hijacked Identity Hijacked

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The Pathology of Trust and Safe People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO3_orv1-f4&t=67s Safe People Safe people in relationships are critical to our healing journey. Trusting others with our most intimate secrets can be extremely difficult. Trust is earned but it requires us to take risks. Colleen explores the gains when we look for those who exhibit attributes of safety and non-judgmental attitudes towards us.

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Beauty in the Darkness

Did you know that there are at least 10 beautiful flowers that only bloom at night? One of those is the Red flare tropical water lily. I continue to be amazed and enamored by God’s creation. We can learn so much through nature. I was particularly struck by the oddity of flowers blooming at night. My innate instinct was to believe the Sun and daylight produce the most vibrant of colors, in most every living thing. Ah, but therein lies the dichotomy. Is it possible that in the darkest ...

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