Hope & healing

Quote from the book, “Sacred Rest”, by Saundra Dalton Smith, M.D., founder of “I Choose My Best Life”:

“Brokenness is a journey everyone must take. To be born is to be broken. We cannot enter the earth without the breaking of water. The same water that sustains us for nine months becomes the very thing we must break through, Life is filled with pregnant moments. Periods of deep darkness through which we must break through. Periods of brokenness from which we seek to be whole. The body experiences physical in the form of physical trauma, disease, and injury. The mind/soul experiences brokenness in the form of emotional trauma, stress, personal loss, and a feeling of disconnectedness from the self or others. The spirit experiences brokenness in the form of spiritual trauma, anger toward God, a lack of belief in God, and felling a disconnectedness from God. When any one of these three experience brokenness, it affects the function of the other areas. Spiritual rest is where the broken places mend. Rest holds up the fragments, naked and unashamed, before God.”

“Why God Allows Suffering” 3.5 minute video clip from Greg Laurie (check out his story), pastor, author, founder of “Harvest Crusades” and “Harvest TV”.

Video clip on “Hope” from donation-supported “The Bible Project”, free downloadable video clips with animated artwork to explain Bible books and themes & words used.


“Why Does God Allow Suffering?” – article by Ray Comfort from “Living Waters.


Life’s Trials:

Age 7 year Rhema Marvanne (a teen now; not presently in limelight) singing “The Lord’s Prayer” – always gives me goosebumps.

Loss (for adults):

“A Grief Sanctified: Passing Through Grief to Peace and Joy” – by J.I. Packer.

Loss (for kids):

Creating Healthy Relationships:


“100 Huntley Street” – website in Canada that “brings you the amazing stories of people – whether they be world leaders, celebrities, sports figures, or everyday people – who have had life-changing encounters with God.”; 24 hour, 7 day a week prayer line.

“Got Questions” multiple articles answering questions about suffering; website has answered over 500,000 questions about the Bible; parent organization is “Reasons for Hope”.

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