Heartbreak to Strength Blog

Sharing my “Heartbreak to Strength” Story

These words flowed out of my mouth when I recently recorded as a guest on my friend’s podcast, By His Grace.  I was honored when Misty asked me to share my “Heartbreak to Strength” story.

I met Misty at the Hope Writers Conference, and I love how God connected us through our broken stories. Although we both have different circumstances, God is using both of our hurts and pain to birth a unique ministry of encouraging and helping other hurting hearts.

I believe God takes our greatest heartbreaks and turns them into our greatest ministry.

So thankful that He takes our broken pieces and turns them into something beautiful.  This reminded me of my cracked clay pot.  Captivated by the light shining through the cracks, God taught me so many lessons as I purposely broke it and pieced it back together years ago.

What if God’s light shined the brightest through our cracks and broken places?

You see, a pot with no cracks, chips, or broken places does not allow much light through it.  However, if a pot has many cracks and broken places but still shines brightly for Jesus despite those circumstances, then that is a beautiful thing.

Could our brokenness actually help us to be a stronger light?

These words are from a guest blog post I wrote for Misty titled Beauty in the Broken.  I wanted to dive deeper and share more about brokenness and all the God has shown me.  To read the entire post, click image below:

Let me end with this quote from Beauty in the Broken:

Just like this piece of pottery, your cracks and broken pieces are beautiful when placed in the hands of Jesus.

Jesus is the one who gives us Hope.

Hope that our brokenness has a purpose. Hope that God can use our broken story to encourage another hurting heart. Hope that God can turn my tears into my testimony!

Friends, if you are walking through an expected storm, I pray these words encourage you.  I believe God wants to take your broken heart and turn it into something beautiful too!

Love, Jodi

To listen to my conservation with Misty on the podcast, By His Grace, click the following link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/by-his-grace/id1448146459?i=1000475080419

Hope Writers: Reimagine 2020

Has your 2020 looked different than you imagined?  What if you could Reimagine 2020?  Hope Writers is encouraging us to Reimagine 2020.  Love what they say, “The world needs your hope-filled words now more than ever.”

Friends, has God placed a message on your heart that He wants you to share with others?  Do you feel called to write? Are you looking for a supportive community to come along side of you?

I want to highly recommend Hope Writers!

I have been a Hope Writer for a year now and love it!  Joining and building community has truly made such a difference for me.  The trainings and teachings are helpful and insightful. 

If you are interested, let me share with you some helpful free tools:

Membership for Hope Writers only opens up a couple times a year and next week is one of them.

Friends, writing can be a very lonely process, so community is so important! If you listen to my podcast, you can see that many of my guests I have met through Hope Writers. The Hope Writers Community is incredible and I highly recommend it.

Also, if you have any questions about Hope Writers, let me know. Happy to help answer them!

Love, Jodi

One more important announcement to share with you:

Special Mother’s Day Giveaway!

My friends have generously given me copies of their book, Love Powered Parenting to give away to my social media friends, podcast listeners, and blog followers! 

First, let me share that I highly recommend this phenomenal parenting book and I am excited to highlight this book later this year on the Depth Podcast.

This giveaway is special and unique because when you win, I will send you two copies of this book: one for you and one for a friend!  How awesome to win a book for yourself and one for your friend this Mother’s Day!  And there is even more, I will be giving away 5 of these special twin sets!

Friends, you do not want to miss your chance to win this amazing parenting book for both you and your friend! For details, go to Special Mother’s Day Book Giveaway.