10 posts tagged #identitysecurity

To Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

As part of a program offered by Healing Care Ministries entitled Rooted Colleen & I facilitate a nearly year-long cohort meeting in our region. As participants, we have weekday assignments following teaching on specific topics designed to aid us in our journey of spiritual maturity. At the top of the page in our workbook, we open our quiet time by considering a simple question. “Holy Spirit Come, My Prayer Today…….” In one of those moments, I asked God to speak to my heart and ...

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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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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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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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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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An Adventure in Missing the Point

The way in which we interpret significant events in our lives has everything to do with how we view our world, view God and view ourselves. Do you agree with that assertion? I’ll show you what I mean. Let’s look at Matthew 16:13-17. 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 1...

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I Stayed at The Ritz-Carlton and Didn’t Hear a Thing

At the height of my career, I was fortunate enough (depending on your perspective) to have experienced some of the finer things in life. Luxury cars, a boat in the Chesapeake, condo in Antigua, oceanfront vacation home in North Carolina, and at-will travel to some of the most amazing places in this hemisphere. Staying at some of the finest hotels including The Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, a place in Philly that was once called the Bellevue Stratford, and even a few boutique hotels ...

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