Category Archives: brokenness

A Poured-Out Life, [Service]

“Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17 “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, … Continue reading

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Of A Sound Mind, [Healthy & Sane]

  “A sound mind.” For some of us that doesn’t seem remotely possible. Over the years we personally have reason to believe this is not real. As mentally ill people we seem to think that we can’t be this way. … Continue reading

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Almost Holy, [Almost]

“And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. 19 I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is … Continue reading

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Real Prayer for “Real” People

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 I don’t want to pretend anymore. It’s been a little more than six months ago since I prayed this simple prayer: … Continue reading

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When Life Hurts You Terribly, [Guidance]

 How you handle these fragile moments is pretty much key to the remainder of your life. It’s ok to feel abandoned or alone. It’s ok to be depressed. But let God know about where your at. I’m convinced He really … Continue reading

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Good Grief, [Post by James Winsor]

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 have … Continue reading

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Harmless Doves, [Opting Out of Cynicism]

cynical, (a definition) sinikəl/adjective 1.  believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity    or integrity. Contemptuous; mocking.         “her cynical attitude”         “he gave a cynical laugh” 2. concerned only with … Continue reading

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