Restoring the Shattered is an account of Nancy E. Head’s journey through single-motherhood and poverty. The permanent divide between her and her husband led to a shattering of their family as the children settled into separate camps. The story begins when Nancy and her children have little to eat. Through a miraculous intervention, God provides—and leads them along their way. Other interventions and more guidance came from people of different denominations, illustrating Christ’s love through the larger Church. This is episode 286 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
Nancy notes, “I was a single mother with five children under the age of 14. We endured hard days, what I call “the lean years.” Yes, there were programs to help, but in many ways, those programs were designed to make us permanent fixtures in an impersonal system. They were designed to make us stand still in life.”
“But another factor made all the difference for us. It was the ministry we received from Christians of various faith traditions. Because needs aren’t always material. A welfare check doesn’t heal the kinds of wounds divorce and poverty cause. But the love of Christ does."
This type of ministry doesn’t make you stand still in life. Instead, it lifts you to a new place. It doesn’t just provide. It encourages. It brings healing. And it showed me that the Church is bigger than I thought”
Restoring the Shattered: Illustrating Christ's Love Through the Church in One Accord will inspire you.
Nancy has created an easy to read book that makes you want to know what happens next.
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