Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole
“There is no brokenness that God cannot make whole
Angie writes about being shattered into tiny pieces by LIFE (thus the broken pottery on the cover page) and lovingly put back together and held into place by God. She talks about the healing work God did in her life following the loss of her new born baby and how God still loves her, though she still feels broken. This applies to everyone, even though the pain endured is not necessarily the same, yet we still experience brokenness and God re-joins the broken pieces and uses us again.
This book consists of 31 short chapters, whereby at the end of each chapter there is a brief section called “mending,” where she prompts you to think and apply. I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs help connecting their faith with the messiness of life.
“I’m not saying it’s easy, but these two words have helped me make some really good and life-giving choices over the past several weeks: ONE BETTER.”
“We don’t see what He does. Our view is so limited that what we see as the end of the rope is only a fraction of His story. We cannot let our “reality” dictate what we believe about Him.”
“He is really who He says He is.”
“The difference between phortion and baros is that phortion refers simply to something to be borne without reference to the weight, but baros always suggests what is heavy or burdensome. Thus, Christ speaks of His “burden” (phortion) as “light” where baros would be inappropriate; but the “burden” of the transgressor is baros, “heavy”.”
“While we can’t shoulder the burden of someone’s walk with Christ, we can shoulder the earthly burdens put on our friends.”