Tag Archives: Brokenness

Coming forward

Prayer for healing often needs to be repeated and sustained over an extended period of time. Continue reading

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The 4 most common types of adoption failure

This is grief. This is hard. This is worth knowing about in the church. Continue reading

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Shannon Dingle…Why do you keep writing about how broken kids in foster or adoptive placements are?

But I also want to make sure we’re telling the whole story. I’m not saying “don’t adopt” or “stop it with those memes” but rather standing in the gap between Hallmark movie versions of adoption/foster care and the hard realities that sometimes persist after placement. Continue reading

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Past experiences of church have left many families hurting and broken…

We hardly ever go to church any more. I write this with tears in my eyes because I want to find a church where my kids and I are accepted, and yes, even given “special” treatment from time to time…I am so close to just giving up on church. Continue reading

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God WILL give you more than you can handle

God often finds the need to get our attention by coming after and taking away an area of strength to remind us of the need to not just do for Him, but to seek Him. Continue reading

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Defining Brokenness

Brokenness is the experience of pain, suffering and despair used by God to remove our sense of self-sufficiency, deepen our dependency upon Him and prepare us for meaningful service in His Kingdom. Continue reading

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Making Sense of Brokenness

A cursory overview of Scripture suggests that profound and repeated experiences of brokenness appear to be a prerequisite for those used by God to accomplish great things. I’m hoping that readers of this blog and those coming to be a part of the events on April 3 will come away from the experience with a better understanding of God’s purposes in exposing us to times of profound despair, heartache and helplessness. Continue reading

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