I run into people almost daily who tell me they are heartsick. Heartsick about this election. Heartsick about the failing health of a parent, a grandchild, a friend. Heartsick with loneliness. Heartsick with financial woes. Heartsick with impending pressures of work and worry. Heartsick over the tragic loss of a loved one.
No question. We are a broken people.
What do you do when you need to restore yourself?
I get a massage or go for a drive along the river, or call a friend whom I know will cheer me.
And often, I just pick up a good book to read.
It was the heartsick among us that Ann Voskamp had in mind when she wrote her THE BROKEN WAY: The Daring Way to an Abundant Life.
I hope you read Ann’s blog. I hope you have read her previous work: ONE THOUSAND GIFTS.
Sometimes, when I am really wondering whether I should keep using my voice to speak out, I will get the most random note of encouragement from Ann, telling me to hang tight, to be brave, to not give up. I don’t know how she knows when I need to hear those words (other than the Holy Spirit), but Ann always knows, and always reaches out. Her words make me braver than I really am. Her words make me stronger than I really am. Her words make me hope when I am despairing.
I hope they do the same for you. Whether you win this drawing or not, you should read THE BROKEN WAY.
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May we all find the courage to be our broken selves living daringly.