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Had a dream that Thad had died. Cried in my sleep. ✔️
Woke up knowing all that wasn't a dream. ✔️
Meditated on this uncovered truth from yesterday's lectio divina on Peter's betrayal of Jesus. : I don't know THIS Jesus. The Jesus who has allowed and is allowing this season of dying. ✔️
Forced myself to invite a friend to lunch. ✔️
Spent three hours truth telling and although I came away with no answers, I came away having won a battle in the war on isolation. ✔️
Stopped by a bookstore on the way home to pick up one book and my chest ached at the longing to write. ✔️
Then it ached some more at the thought of what I'd likely write.✔️
And then it ached some more at the tender truth that I feel like Jesus benched me just as I was catching my stride as a writer.✔️
Actually, I feel benched in life. ✔️
And I don't like it. ✔️
And somehow it feels good to tell you that. ✔️
So this afternoon, I'll read more fiction and sit on the back porch and listen to the basketball hit the pavement and make refrigerator pickles with my sister in law's cucumber bounty and I'll try to make peace with the bench by actually sitting on it instead of fighting against it.

Yeah — if you’re being gut honest here — you don’t really want the cards or the flowers.
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Or what gets wrapped up in shiny paper, or stuffed in a bag with wrinkled tissue paper, or anything that gets tied up and presented with these dangling tendrils of curling ribbon.
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What you really wanted is to be extraordinarily, obviously, good at this. At this mothering thing.
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You wanted to be the best at this.
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You wanted to take the podium and gold medal in mothering — not take a million timeouts behind some locked bathroom door, turn on the water so no one hears you sobbing at what a mess this whole shebang is, and how you’d like to run away. Ask me how I know?
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Honest? You wanted to be more.
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You wanted to be more patient — you wanted to never lose it, to always have it together, to keep calm and that is all.
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You want a do-over.
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You wanted to be better.
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Never once did you ask to come stumbling into this with all this baggage — all this unspoken broken.
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So… SomeOne?
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Could someone just wrap up … a bit of Grace?
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What every mother wants, her most unspoken need — is a truckload of Grace.
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Grace that buries her fears that her faith wasn’t enough, and that her faults were too many.
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Grace that washes her dirty wounds and wounds the devil’s lies.
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Grace that says she doesn’t have to try to measure up to anyone else because Jesus came down — and He measures her as good enough, as worthy enough, as loved more than enough.
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Grace embraces you before you prove anything — and after you’ve done everything wrong.
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"Grace holds you when everything else falls apart — and whispers that everything is really falling together.” ~The Broken Way
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Grace loves us when we are at our darkest worst — and wraps us in the best light.
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What happened in the past can’t change it, and nothing in the future can intimidate the reality of it — and it’s what your soul aches for the most —- and it’s the realest true:
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You are always sufficient — because God always gives you His all sufficient grace.
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Friday night I was alone in the car with her driving down a familiar road. Music filled the car as my mind wandered back to the years before she was born. I had driven this road many times. Drives that were filed with anticipation, worry, and disappointment as we went to and from the fertility doctor. Drives filled with prayers and dreams. Drives filled with tears and questions.
Today, as she turns 18 months old, those raw emotions of yesterday still feel so fresh. They remind me that even in the darkest and loneliest places; especially in the darkest and loneliest places, God is working and that He never forsakes us.
I learned and continue to learn that it is in those places that I am drawn to God as my faith grows abundantly.
I continue to see His plan in her as He continues to urge me to lay down my own selfish desires. My own plans. I am reminded and brought back to what is truly important in this life.
I will always look back on those years of heartache and uncertainty with such Thanksgiving. Not just because of the gift God gave us in her. But because of the Gift God gave us of Him through her.
Life completely changed for all of us 18 months ago as she entered our world. There have been many mountains and valleys during those months. It certainly has not been easy. One thing remains constant as I look at her. I have an unwavering peace and joy knowing we followed Him. That we stepped out in faith as we knew this piece of our family was missing . And she fills that place in more ways than we ever could have dreamed on our own.
#expressionsofmotherhood
#sinkbathswithbabyu

•Everything in me reverberates with that one thing I know again and again to be the truest about love... the moment you are most repelled by someone's heart is the moment you need to draw closer to that heart•
Ann Voscamp kills me. I can't forget these words no matter how hard I try. This is hard.... isn't it? I'm sharing because I know I'm not alone in how hard it can be to love someone when it's the last thing you want to do. But... imagine the world if we did... "If you can't bear ingratitude from the world, you can't bear love out into the world"... .
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@annvoskamp Your words are truth 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
#thebrokenway
Also, no filter view from our prairie 👆🏼🙌🏼

"You are broken and you don't have to pretend you are not. You begin to break your own brokenness when you break down with your own brokenness- when you hand it over to the One broken for you." #TheBeautyOfGrace
#TheBrokenWay

"Maybe you can live a full and beautiful life in spite of the great and terrible moments that will happen right inside of you. Actually-maybe you get to become more abundant because of those moments. Maybe- I don't know how, but somehow our hearts are made to be broken. Broken open. Broken free. Maybe the deepest wounds birth the deepest wisdom". #TheBrokenWay #AnnVoskamp

Want to continue this week's conversation? Get your copy of @annvoskamp's book, "The Broken Way", for a gift of any amount on the @discovertheword website (link in bio).

"The only way to live a truly remarkable life is not to get everyone to notice you, but to leave noticeable marks of His love wherever you go." - @annvoskamp , #TheBrokenWay

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June 27, 2017 "...you know, it's a really kind & beautiful thing for us all to walk together through a hurting world realizing that every single one of us is fighting a hard battle & it absolutely changes everything when we realize that sometimes: people aren’t being *difficult* -- they are having *difficulty*.
Thank God for Monday & for Jesus & Grace that literally rescues! Thank you for Your loyal love that's created new again for us each morning --- great is Your faithfulness!" #TheBrokenway Ann Voscamp ~~~~~~~ Very true. We should realize that we are all fighting some kind of battle. Mine may not look like yours and yours may not look like theirs but we are all struggling to just make it through a world that's broken on every side. Let's all give each other a little grace and love, like Jesus gives us! ❤☝️

Be brave. Your bravery wins a thousand battles you can't see because your bravery strengthens a thousand others to win their battles too. -- The Broken Way, pg 194
#annvoskamp #thebrokenway #hope #truth #bravery #humanity #suffering #joy #weak

I was getting all my courage to start reading this book. It was released in October of last year, and I was not ready, at least I thought I wasn't. First I needed to admit to myself and be ok with the thought that I am broken.
Well, here I am, reading it, and I am happy that I was broken and still am. And the Lord walks along the way!
It is going to be amazing book. #brokenway #thebrokenway #thebrokenwaybook #annvoskampthebrokenway

Jesus' compassion never holds us to a standard of perfection, but always holds us in His arms of grace.
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#pnwsummer #pnw #sunset #thebrokenway #onethousandgifts #graceupongrace

metAMORphoses: "¿Será que el amor entra más fácil allí donde el corazón se ha partido? Las heridas pueden ser grietas que se abren a la belleza qué hay en nosotros. Y nuestra debilidad puede ser un recipiente para la Gloria de Dios... Quise escribir esto en las paredes y en los brazos marcados de cicatrices, convertirlo en el estribillo que cantamos ante los lugares oscuros y rotos: nada de vergüenza, nada de temor, nada de ocultarse. TODO es GRACIA. El que sufre siempre está a salvo aquí..." extracto del libro The Broken Way de @annvoskamp #Jesus is #hope

Birthday gifts for myself. I had a hard time getting anything done today they are so good. "What seems to be undoing you can ultimately remake you. What if the deeper you know your own brokenness, the deeper you can experience your own belovedness? I wonder if this is the refrain of the believing life: I fall because I am broken... but I rise because I am beloved... and fall again because I am broken... but I always rise because I am always beloved.." #thebrokenway

•Everything in me reverberates with that one thing I know again and again to be the truest about love... the moment you are most repelled by someone's heart is the moment you need to draw closer to that heart•
Ann Voscamp kills me. I can't forget these words no matter how hard I try. This is hard.... isn't it? I'm sharing because I know I'm not alone in how hard it can be to love someone when it's the last thing you want to do. But... imagine the world if we did... "If you can't bear ingratitude from the world, you can't bear love out into the world"... .
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@annvoskamp Your words are truth 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛
#thebrokenway
Also, no filter view from our prairie 👆🏼🙌🏼

"Patience and the word passion, they come from the same exact root word, patior, to suffer." "Passion embraces suffering because there's no other way to embrace love." #reallove #thebrokenway #passion #love #patience #cruciform

God can redeem relationships. I've seen it happen.

If we listen long enough to the voices about who we should be, we grow deaf to the beauty of who we are. @AnnVoskamp #TheBrokenWay

Sometimes the staircase of our life looks like this one: worn, a bit decrepit, stained. But there is beauty in that too. It speaks to our story. To our millions of one-steps - taken over and over, one foot in front of the other. May we keep pounding our well-worn path - letting obedience lead. And all the while may we trust that God is building beauty from our broken way.

"Courage is reaching out and taking just a bit of that iron-nail grace"
~@Annvoskamp
#thebrokenway

I talk to hundreds of people who are held back by Insecurity, Identity issues, fear of failing, unsure of direction, procrastination, worried of judgement ... and it makes them AFRAID. But we know that courage is not the absence of fear, it's feeling afraid and pushing through, another step, a better grip. Always developing. Always being teachable. Always learning. Always applying and NEVER stopping movement. It's ok to feel afraid. Find someone you trust to bounce that off them. Is it valid? Do you need to work through something? Is it irrational and you just need to reframe some things. But regardless of whether you feel unsure .. be brave! You have but one life... be valiant and courageous and ever so brave with it!!! I could go on and on but il full stop . There. Love and light friends xxx

"Why is condemnation so quick in our veins and compassion so sluggishly slow? People don't have to be good to deserve our compassion; it's our compassion that serves good to all people. Life is not overwhelming when you simply understand how to serve in this minute. Yes, you must grow weak enough to love the world, and yet strong enough to let Christ carry your cross and all the willing world's or you will be crushed by all of it.

You may be called by Christ to be broken and given to the world, but you only become like Christ when you give your brokenness to the world. Everyone needs communion in their brokenness and Christ always comes to us showing His scars.
I hadn't known that full cruciformity looked fully like this. To give someone your broken heart means breaking pride, breaking lies, breaking fear. There's no communion unless someone breaks their ego. All along, had I've been scratching the surface of what it meant to be broken and given? How how do I not lived like the brokenness itself is a gift?
Why not embrace the life work of embracing suffering, embracing brokenness? Why avoid the gift of more God, more vulnerability, more intimacy, more communion – the gifts that brokenheartedness offers? Why had I found that terrifying to incarnate? Suffering is a call for present; it's a call for us to be present – not only to the brokenness in the world, but to the brokenness in our own soul, into risk trusting others with our weaknesses. I think that is what's terrified me – trusting others with my wounds.
If I had feared brokenness, suffering, all my life… Does that mean I have sought my own comfort more than I have sought Christ's?" #TheBrokenWay @annvoskamp

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