Tag: brokenness

lessons learned: My friend, Brokenness

Recently, I have been sitting with Brokenness.  For a long time, however, I was afraid to acknowledge her presence because her cracks might allow someone to see the darkness buried deep inside.  And isn’t her sidekick, Wholeness, the friend we want to claim as… Continue Reading “lessons learned: My friend, Brokenness”

rainbow in the clouds

Many years ago, I had the honor of attending a talk by Dr. Maya Angelou at Mars Hill College near my hometown of Asheville.  My seat was near the back so there was no hope of seeing her facial expressions or appreciating the nuances… Continue Reading “rainbow in the clouds”

brokenness

Recently, I have been sitting with Brokenness.  For a long time, however, I was afraid to acknowledge her presence because her cracks might allow someone to see the darkness buried deep inside.  And isn’t her sidekick, Wholeness, the friend we want to claim as… Continue Reading “brokenness”

lessons learned: the mosaic of brokenness and wholeness

This coming Sunday, a dear friend and I will be co-leading a “Longest Night” service.  Designed for healing and peace, this worship opportunity is often offered on the longest night of the year, the night when Darkness wraps her arms around us and holds… Continue Reading “lessons learned: the mosaic of brokenness and wholeness”

lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship

The past couple of months, I have experienced the unconditional care and support of friends.  Sometimes, if you are lucky, you find people who take you as you are. I consider it “grace” when they experience it all, love on you, and accept you… Continue Reading “lessons learned: tomato cages and friendship”

lessons learned: brokenness like a mosaic

This past weekend, I was given the gift of a spiritual walk with God.  While it occurred within a community setting, the focus was on my own connection with my faith and how it shapes and reshapes who I am. A very powerful part… Continue Reading “lessons learned: brokenness like a mosaic”

lessons learned: brokenness like a mosaic

This morning, I stare out my kitchen window at a cold rain that is relentless.  What might have been snow years ago has now become dreary wetness, and it leaves me longing for the good ol’ days of sledding and snow people. On my… Continue Reading “lessons learned: brokenness like a mosaic”