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Welcome to Broken and Mended

This website was previously only a blog, but slowly became a place where I could share information about how to join our local support group, even if you lived far away. But a lot of things happened in 2021, and … Continue reading

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At the Intersection of Grief, Depression, and Illness

I was disheartened last week to witness what transpired on Skip Bayless’ show on Fox Sports called “Undisputed.” Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, Dak Prescott, had recently shared in an interview his struggle with depression in the wake of his brother’s suicide … Continue reading

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What To Do With All That Advice

“I know how it feels to have your illness reduced to someone’s campaign against diet drinks.” Continue reading

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Truth in the Opioid Crisis

It wasn’t screaming “look at me” but I was pretty sure I saw it. I went back and read the words again. Yep, there it was. It was a classic case of a “strawman argument.” A contested idea was stated … Continue reading

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Can There Be Purpose In Pain?

If you had never experienced longterm illness before you can’t relate to the concept of getting sick but not getting better or being injured but never healing.  As the weeks, months, and years roll by and you are still in … Continue reading

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My Story and the Origins of Broken and Mended

In the past, I have struggled in knowing how much to share about a deeply personal matter. I’ve talked about it from the pulpit when I thought it was appropriate, but have never wanted to linger on it for too … Continue reading

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