New Life

It happened. Finally. It started over the weekend and today in even greater splendor. It’s Spring in Pennsylvania. Yep, I looked outside and there it was. Leaves unfurling like “Old Glory”. I wanted to salute. In our window boxes were tulips that opened their petals seemingly overnight - tucked in among the pansies that my amazing wife planted last week. Vibrant with new life. The boy birds are chasing the girl birds. Acting up when a rival comes to challenge their manhood. The grass ...

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The New Me Video & Audio

https://youtu.be/1AsgkC6Jz-E The New Me https://soundcloud.com/embracingbrokenness/the-new-me There's so much "healing" available to all of us when we go deeper into the Christian journey. One rooted in the truth about who we are. The New Me - saved by Christ and in Him. Steve asks a couple of questions to go deeper.

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Developing a Curiosity About God – Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfOVkHViNeE It's critical in our healing journey that we identify and develop an intellectual curiosity about God. Colleen shares a few thoughts here on what that might look like for you.

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Living the Anxious Life

There’s something about the healing journey that flies in the face of logic. Especially for folks that thrive on knowing. Those that research the heck out of everything before doing anything. Trying to figure out what God is doing in any give situation can be a nightmare for some of us - but a sweet dream for others. If only I (Steve) could make it a sweet dream, day in and day out. Boy is that a tough assignment. I’m deeply engaged in a 10-month program that Terry Wardle and ...

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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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Freedom For All – An Excerpt from the Book – Embracing Brokenness

Have you ever asked yourself the question, how did I get here? To this place in my life where things just don’t add up? If I’m a devoted Christ-follower doing the best I can, why does it feel like something is terribly wrong with me or the world around me? Have you ever had feelings of not measuring up or being good enough, even questioning what you were created for? Questions like this challenge every one of us. Life wounds us. From an early age every experience, good or bad, impacts how ...

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A Heart Shaped Pebble – With A Heart Shaped Message

This was a tough week. . . Steve and I were on vacation at the Jersey shore. It was a getaway planned for some time but needed even more following the death of my Father the week before. Add to that, the third anniversary of a time where I had mourned the death of four significant people in my life - including my first husband. Re-living the recent past makes this time of year extremely difficult. Adding my Father’s passing to the list had overwhelmed me with grief. The sadness was like a ...

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Disappointed With God

I had a few choice words to share with God this morning. As if He didn’t already know what I was thinking! Nothing is adding up lately. 2016 was an amazing year. I got married to a beautiful woman, both inside and out. I witnessed God move in ways I didn’t realize were possible - making leaps and bounds in my healing journey. I had a new career trajectory highlighted by the launch of an international food export business that showed tremendous promise. There was absolutely no doubt ...

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The Shame Trap

I was so excited to launch our first ever episode of the Embracing Brokenness Ministries VLOG. Basically, the video version of a blog. We have a YouTube Channel set up with a few video posts and a whopping 4 subscribers. Imagine this. I set up a little studio in my home office using a bookshelf as a backdrop. Heck, everybody does that. It makes it look like I read a lot (which I actually do) and depending on what books are on the shelf, it can be pretty impressive. Sarcasm intended. After ...

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