A Ministry for Broken Believers

Recently I was invited to be a contributing author on another blog called Broken Believers. I was quite honored when Pastor Bryan Lowe, the owner of this blog, asked me to contribute posts to what is already a wonderful blog.

I thought I’d use my space today to tell you a little bit about Broken Believers and Pr. Bryan, and encourage you to check out his wonderful blog. Pr. Bryan lives in Alaska with his wife. He calls himself a rascal, which I think may be a pretty good description. Himself a person struggling with bipolar disorder, he ministers to the mentally ill in a way that those who have never known mental illness never could. God is using Pr. Bryan in a mighty way, and he seems to be just fine with that.

On Broken Believers you will find information about mental illness, but also about Christianity in general, what C.S. Lewis calls “mere Christianity.” Pr. Bryan knows what it is to be lost and in need of Christ, and he has a wonderful way of showing others the hope that he has found in his Savior.

I was first drawn to Pr. Bryan’s website because of my own struggles with depression, a mental illness some might call the “common cold” of mental illnesses. But I’ve learned so much about the brokenness of all humanity through his writing. We are all broken in some way or another, but Christ is there to bind up our wounds.

One of my favorite pages on Broken Believers is a story called “Is There No Wound?” It is a wonderful illustration of what God calls us to do with our brokenness, and that is to minister to others. Pr. Bryan lives out this story through his blog.

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4 responses to “A Ministry for Broken Believers

  1. This makes me think of the scene in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest where Nicholson had sprung the guys and they went, what, on a boat was it? THEY were the “normal” ones then. And maybe they truly are.

    My friend, Talon, a wonderful blogging friend of mine wrote a wonderful story about a local alcoholic, how he saw the wonder and beauty in life more than other broken believers.

    Sounds like the Pastor is a great asset to those in need in Alaska.

    We certainly heal our own hurts by being like Jesus, by loving others.

    Amen!!

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    • Jannie, I haven’t seen that movie is so long – maybe it’s time to see if it’s on Netflix. 😉 Pr. Bryan is a great asset in the blogging world as well, and I’m sure touches many hearts. He does see truth and beauty in a way those who think they aren’t broken seem to miss. Peace, Linda

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  2. Thank you for sharing about Broken Believers / Pastor Br. here. 🙂 His ministry is unique and needed. I know some don’t like the thought of themselves as broken, wouldn’t agree with that, but we all are in some way. That’s why we need Jesus!
    God bless you Linda, as you contribute and minister to us in Jesus name! I just loved it when he wrote “I say, let her post!” 🙂

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    • Pr. Bryan always makes me smile with his comments and replies. That one in particular did make me feel good. But I do know that he allows me to post there only because he knows I listen to the Holy Spirit when I write, and that is so important. Peace, Linda

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