Tag Archives: Illness

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

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The Stigma of Mental Illness, (we found dog poop in the living room!)

Robin Williams’ recent suicide has risen the awareness of many people. Over 70% who commit suicide are mentally ill. One out of five Americans will experience a mental disorder during their lifetime.  But, people can get better.  With proper treatment, … Continue reading

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A Message from the Playground

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13, NIV I was thinking about this today, remembering the playground as a child.  I absolutely understood “the merry-go-round.”  I believed deep-down that it had been invented for just me.  … Continue reading

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