Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Broken Words

Before I get to the poem, as I reflect back on the past year I wanted to share a couple of resources that have left an impact on me. 

The first is a book by David Schnarch called Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships.  This book isn't for the faint of heart and isn't a quick a read.  The truths in it can lead to transformation though.

The second is a podcast by The Allender Center from February 28, 2015 titled Naming and Reflecting the Beauty of God in Our Stories. I have listened to this multiple times, it just puts things in perspective.

The third is Ransomed Heart Ministries Boot Camp.  I attended one last year and found it to be quite beneficial.

Now for the poem:

   Broken Words - One for All and All for One
When words break,
Relationships change.
What once bound together,
Now cut free.

From long ago,
Words still echo.
Knocking down what tries to stand,
Yet damage done.

Forgiveness comes,
Time doesn't heal.
Pain still there,
Scars revealed.

Hope arises,
New circumstances.
Brings restoration,
refreshing soul.

Internal change,
Navigate in new way.
Letting "it" go,
Ever so slow.

Part I played,
How far we've strayed.
Hard roads walked,
Lessons still learning.

Don't waste the pain,
Allow God to use for gain.
Vulnerable and open,
This is where restoration begins.

About the Author:  Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet.

Image is of "broken" switch needing reversed engineered in a control scheme.

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