Why the woman who has suffered gets the suffering of others

Why the woman who has suffered gets the suffering of others

I’ve seen it so many times. She’s known great anguish. And she can recognize deep sorrow in someone else. She doesn’t have to be told. She doesn’t  have to know the story or background. She knows what it is to be broken. Shattered. Buried under chaos. She knows how it feels when dreams die. And her sensitivity and compassion have been forged out of immense grief and trials. She gets what it is to stand next to her baby’s coffin. She knows how lonely it is when a husband ignores or held in bondage by his sin, when he “finds” someone else…doesn’t come home. She’s known incredible loss from so many different directions. It all seems to spin and tumble and be chaos all together. She’s gets what it is...

Why there’s a need for sheep to collide!

Yesterday I spoke of the moments I’ve had this past year – when every breath seemed labored with intensity – not because there was an issue with my physical capacity to take in air but because of my heart’s capacity to take in more sorrow. I hear things like my statement above from a lot of women. They are weary, wounded, feeling forgotten, unsure of where they fit in but they really, really want to move along and find some peace and know that they are loved. Dealing with the mess, the yuck and the sorrow of life is something we aren’t afraid of at Bloom Ministry. Because life can beat you up and leave you bleeding and sometimes it seems like no one will stop, get out of their fast moving train of life and actually bandage...

May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!