Category Archives: Linda K.

Our Salvation Is Quite Sure

My favorite of all the apostles is John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” I love his Gospel, and the three epistles that he wrote, and of course,  Revelation. There are a couple of things I love about John’s writings: He … Continue reading

Posted in accepting Christ, advice, alert, an intense love, battle, believer, Bible, Bible promises, christlikeness, comfort, confidence, conflict, contrite heart, deliverance, desperation, devotional, discipleship, encouragement, eternal life, faith, faithfulness, first-love, following Jesus, forgiveness, forgiving sin, God, God's dealings, grace, heart knowledge, Holy Spirit, intensity, Jesus Christ, justification, kindness, legalism, life lessons, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, mercy, obedience, personal comments, pleasing God, pleasing self, promises, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, special verses, spiritual lessons, spiritual thirst, strength, thoughtful and aware, understanding, Very helpful, watching and waiting, weakness, wisdom, Word | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Valley of Tears

As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. Psalm 84:6 (NIV). The word “baka” means tears. In Psalm 84, the sons of Korah write their … Continue reading

Posted in a holy shelter, affliction, comfort, despair, grief, hope, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, loneliness, pain, poem prayer, poetry, psalms, sadness, trials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Our Great Physician

I wrote this poem the other day for ‘Thankful Thursday’ on my own blog. Knowing that many who visit Broken Believers struggle with illness and pain, I thought this would be good to share here as well. There are plenty … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, believer, blog, brokenness, caregivers, death, disease, fibromyalgia, grace, guest teacher, healing, Jesus Christ, lessons learned,, life lessons, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, loneliness, medications, miracle, outside source, peace, poetry, prayer, rest in God, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, sickness, spiritual lessons, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Poetry of the Broken

Last Saturday I purchased a wonderful find at Powell’s Books (Portland, Oregon’s own homegrown new and used bookstore) – a used book called “Invisible Light: Poems about God” – for only $4.50. And it is in excellent condition. It is … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, anxiety, believer, brokenness, comfort, darkness, depression, despair, despondancy, devotional, discipleship, eternal life, faith, fear, glory of God, heaven, hell, Hymns, Jesus Christ, John Piper, lessons learned,, life, life lessons, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, lost causes, mental health, mental illness, mood swings, poetry, promises, scars, Serving Mentally Ill Christians, spiritual lessons, understanding, Very helpful, worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nothing New Under the Sun

This post is one that I posted at my own blog over three years ago, but watching Pr. Lowe share his story so honestly here reminded me of it, and so I decided to share it. I know his story … Continue reading

Posted in blessings, brokenness, challenges, comfort, compassion, depression, encouragement, fellowship of the saints, friends, friendship, life, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, music, silence, taking risks, trials | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Walking This Broken Road by Faith

In one of my early blog posts at, I was lamenting that remembering my past made me a little blue, because I had regrets and things have happened to me that were less than wonderful. But I have been … Continue reading

Posted in affliction, blog, brokenness, CCM, challenges, compassion, difficulties, encouragement, faith, following Jesus, friends, God, life, life lessons, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, music, regret, rest in God, sadness, trials, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Dear Child – A Letter from God

My Dear Child, I see that you are trying to be just as good as you can be but what you clearly do not see is you can’t do this without Me I know that you are wondering why I … Continue reading

Posted in believer, Bible, Bible promises, comfort, compassion, devotional, difficulties, discipleship, following Jesus, God, holiness, hope, Jesus Christ, Linda K., Linda Kruschke, poetry, presence of God, rest in God, spiritual lessons, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments