The Broken Way 

I have been trying to read “The Broken Way” by Ann Voskamp for weeks. It is so deep and rich that I have to keep stopping and pondering and reflecting. 

I felt the Lord telling me to READ- so I was obedient and finally picked it up again and am barely on chapter 3 tonight when God spoke to my heart so deeply showing me that in understanding the Broken Ways – in many areas of my life, one in particular with a relationship that ended last year that was painful, that I now know both our paths to abundance and abundant life were meant to be without each other.  

I was actually able to thank them and God for the years of memories. I felt every ounce of residual hurt just melt away in an instant and no longer felt any sadness or unforgiveness at all.  

I can truly see the beauty in the breaking now and know God had a much bigger purpose for the pain. 

Talk about a full healing moment! 

As Ann states in the book- 
“Wounds are what break open the soul to plant the seeds of a deeper growth. Maybe the deepest wounds birth deepest wisdom.

Brokenness can make abundance.” 

I can’t wait to see what else this book will open up. 

If you loved 1000 Gifts – You will love The Broken Way. 

                      

                ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

This Little Light 

I recently read Return from Tomorrow by George Ritchie. What stuck with me is his depiction of what I consider hell on earth. He could see tortured souls walking around as if trapped in a cycle of repeating the worst of their earthly torments. 

He could see the light of Christ shining right next to them but they could not see it. Imagine that place. There doesn’t have to be burning fires and demons running about in order to be hell. Everyone’s worst vision of hell may be a little bit different, but no version of hell comes with a healthy dose of the light of Christ.   

Often, when I am not feeling at spiritual ease, I’ll sing “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine”. 

 Lately I’ve been praying hard for some tormented souls and have felt the need to protect myself through this. 

As I started to sing ‘this little light’ the other day, I wondered ‘why is my light little’. 

It feels big, because I am not alone. 

I realized that I am not out trying to shine my earthly light into the darkness of the earth, but I am here trying to reflect the light of Christ onto His people. The strength of my little light is extremely powerful, because it is a direct reflection of the Perfect Love of our Lord. The little light is a beacon from God to guide our path and see us home safely. 

~Kim Weingart