Category Archives: brokenness

Of Teachability & Chariots

We live out our lives making decisions.  Many are like ‘forks’ in the road.  They are made and they shunt us in another direction.  Some are dramatic, we see very quickly that the road is going to take us in a … Continue reading

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Afflictions That Heal Us

Today I especially wanted to share a message the David Wilkerson shared on his blog a few years ago.  It is probably one of the better messages I’ve read in quite awhile on the issue of pain and affliction in … Continue reading

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Concealed Wounds

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.“ … Continue reading

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Good Grief

How Depression is a Blessing in Disguise; by Rev. James Winsor   A darkness creeps into the soul and smothers it. Who knows why, how long it will last, or what will make it go away. You feel like you … Continue reading

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Of Bruises and Crushings

“I will put enmity between you and the woman,     and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall crush your head,     and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15 “The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.” … Continue reading

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