28 Oct Bend: When Life Dares You to Break
You know that moment when you are sure you’ve reached your peak? When one more thing has the potential to crash your world down around you and wreck you?
We usually call that our breaking point, but what if we chose to bend instead?
What if we flexed with what’s happening to reach toward hope, survival, and joy in every circumstance?
This is Bend.
International Journalist and Author Beth Lueders takes us to the bending points of nine different moments.
Moments that I personally do not know how they found the resolve to bend instead of break, but they did. We all have that capacity. We all have a bending point.
Beth defines a bending point like this: “In your life, a bending point is that experience where steadiness meets disruption.”
“steadiness meets disruption.”
Goodness. Those are some resounding words. I have little doubt that we can all relate to this kind of moment, whether big or small. If you haven’t yet…you will. I feel like this describes so perfectly the delicate balance of every day.
Do you know your bending point?
About the Book:
Bend: When Life Dares You to Break takes us to the heart of nine different narratives of various people from all over the globe who walked difficult paths and still found hope, peace, strength, and purpose through extremely difficult times.
People like Walter, a Holocaust survivor, and mothers whose children suffer extreme medical difficulties, a man (from WV) who endured extreme abuse as a child and post-war PTSD that threatened to destroy his marriage, a former drug dealer who finds new hope while incarcerated, a Wiccan who is homeless and feels broken amid the decay of the world, and a few more stories.
Beth’s journalistic style pulls you into each story as she offers a perspective that allows you to connect more deeply with each person.
If you love reading about history or stories of hope, you will enjoy this book.
Comment below for a chance to win a free SIGNED copy of Bend: When Life Dares You to Break.
Comment about the topic or simply put, “I’m in!”
One commenter’s name will be drawn at random Wednesday morning, November 4th, and announced on Your Morning Walk during the 7 am and the 9 am hours. The winner will be contacted after the show.
Join the Conversation!
- How would you describe “Bending point” as it pertains to you?
- Was there a time when you walked through a potential breaking point and chose to bend? What helped you through?
- What advice would you give someone going through tremendously painful or difficult circumstances?
Thank you to all who entered!
Our Book winner is Aja Collins!! Congratulations!
Relatable Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Galatians 6:9
Relatable Songs to Listen for on Walkfm:
Another in the Fire– Hillsong United
I Won’t Be Shaken– Building 429
Eye of the Storm–Ryan Stevenson
Susan E. Greenwood is a wife, a mother, and a mother-in-law :D. She has over 28 years experience in youth and children’s ministries. Susan loves to write blogs, articles, devotionals, and curriculum. She has blogged for bible.org, and authors Mary Demuth, Lynn Cowell and Ruth Schwenk. Susan writes regularly for skitguys.com. Her passion is to help people live their Life In Stride with the Word of God.