First, I want you to know that I hope you are well during this time of unpredictable changes and moments of unrest. We are all trying to gather the pieces and make sense out of this pandemic situation that continues to traumatize our lives.
The And He Restoreth My Soul Project’s theme for April is PEACE, namely, “Finding PEACE in the Broken Pieces.” When I think about trauma, the vision I see is a mirror shattered into small sharp-edged pieces. These pieces are holding memories of past trauma and continue to aggravate and prick the mind and heart. These are the pieces that will continue to keep us hostage if left unattended. Does any of this sound familiar to you? And if so, how will you and I find PEACE in a world that is in turmoil?
The April 2020 “Finding PEACE in the Broken Pieces.”
The April 2020 Project is about an incomprehensible PEACE that, I believe, can only come from God. Also, I believe PEACE is possible, but it lies in each broken fragment, yet is only birthed through pain and tears. Finding PEACE in the broken pieces of any trauma is not an easy task. Yet, if one chooses to examine and repair the fractured parts, life can be one of Calm, Peace, and Hope. Our goals for 2020 remain the same: educate our minds, elevate our thinking, and encourage our hearts. We know, no matter what life throws at us, that PEACE is possible.
What will you hear?
The writers for this project include survivors of various types of trauma, consultants, educators, and organizations dedicated to helping people through traumatic situations.
Each writer shares their information through articles, poetry, or personal story. The writers come from different cities, states, and countries, yet when you read their words, harmony rings loud and clear. These writings demonstrate that we are all fighting the same brutal and vicious battle. Be it the battle of abuse, natural disaster, or disease, globally, it is tragic.
Prayers from trusted pastors and friends.
Without fail, the prayers will inspire your desire to heal your wounded and traumatized spirit. These prayers will help through the unknown times that lie ahead. Remember, we are called to hold fast to Jeremiah 29:11, “God has a plan for you to prosper and not harm you to give you hope and a future.”
My sincere thanks to all of you who became followers of the And He Restoreth My Soul Project throughout 2019. And welcome to all of you who become followers during 2020!
Writers, you have my heartfelt appreciation for your words, which I’m sure will help someone, somewhere.
“Holy One of Blessing, give us the courage and the strength to move toward a world of peace, calm and serenity for ALL.”
-Marcia Cohn Spiegel.
I serve at the pleasure of God,
PLEASE BE ADVISED: The information shared by the And He Restoreth My Soul Project is not intended to trigger any events that may have happened or are currently happening in your life. Therefore, if at any time you are triggered by any of the information presented, please contact the hotline at the following numbers or websites:
Call (1-800-445-4808) National Grief Recovery Hotline?
Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) Sexual Abuse Hotline or chat online at https://hotline.rainn.org/online
Text 741741 for Crisis Text Line Counselors -Addresses all type of issues
Call 211 for 211.org http://www.211.org/search?zip=47040&city=&state= all kinds of situations
Call 800-421-4211 National Institute of Mental Health Depression & Panic Disorder Hotline
Call 800-273-TALK (8255) for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
You can also reach out to your counselor/therapist.