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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Unplanned

What was unplanned was me writing about Unplanned. Unplanned is a movie based on a true story of Abby Johnson who became the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turned her into an anti-abortion activist. Joyce Slayton from Common Sense Media describes the opening scene in this way. “Viewers see two "procedures": a surgical abortion and a chemical abortion (via RU486). In the first scene, a woman cries, and there are images of a ...

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My Responsibility to Love Well

God “speaks” to me in the shower.  I know, a little strange but it’s probably because my mind is settled there. Yesterday He decided to invade my world a little differently - standing over the sink - looking in the mirror while my electric toothbrush was buzzing around in my mouth. I was overwhelmed with joy and a sense of God’s love for me in an instant. I didn’t see it coming. As if I heard from on high, “I’m so proud of you”. Pride is more a human term than a term you’d ...

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My False Self & Stayin’ Alive

I can still remember walking into the gym during our Freshman dance, where the college newbies met for an icebreaker the second day of the first semester. I had this cocky attitude trolling for the best-looking girl in the room. Me and a couple buddies of mine. Not that I knew what the plan was. But I sure knew I wanted to get noticed. It was kinda like John Travolta strolling onto the dance floor in his white suit ready to impress. (Saturday Night Fever) I think Stayin' Alive (the movies ...

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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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The New Me

I’ve been a gym rat since before I can remember. Probably 40 years. Faithfully going three times a week on a very disciplined schedule. When the new year rolls around you can count on a full house. It’s the time to get in shape, workout and shed the extra holiday pounds. All the excitement drives up the membership rolls. And those of us who call the gym home get crowded out. Not gonna lie, it’s annoying. Until February when the enthusiasm fizzles out and the gym owners hope the newbies ...

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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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Yesterdays Manna

Don’t hold on to something God is calling you out of, whose fruit may have been ripe for a season. Whatever that "thing" is may have been filling for a time, but it needs to be left behind for something fresh and meaningful today. During 40 years of wandering in the desert, God provided for Israel. The manna was waiting every morning for their daily consumption. But God commanded Israel not to store it up for the future. It was just for the day. Is it possible that you’re holding onto ...

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

I stood in the dark living room reminiscing and thanking God for His provision. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend. This house meant so much to me. Countless hours of renovation and tender care believing I’d live out the rest of my days in this beautiful home; family intact. But it just wasn’t meant to be. After 36 years of marriage, separation and eventual divorce I relinquished any claims to the place we called home for so many years which was now being sold. I came back to get ...

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