What Breaks Your Heart?
This past Sunday, Andy Stanley, of North Point Community Church, kicked off a new series called RE:SOLUTION. During the message, Andy posed a very insightful question, “What Breaks Your Heart?” One of the reasons I love attending North Point is because they challenge me to grow and take a deeper look within. As I left church, I began seriously thinking about this question. It dawned on me that I really already had the answer to this question. Much of the initiatives and endeavors that I have embarked upon over the past couple of years have been the result of a deep nagging…a strong pull upon my heart.
So What Breaks My Heart?
It breaks my heart
… to hear stories of women (and men) stressed out to the point of considering or attempting suicide;
… to see women stretched so thin juggling the demands of work and/or home life that they neglect making their health & well-being a priority;
… to witness women caring for everyone else yet failing to care for themselves;
… to hear & see women feeling guilty about taking time to care for themselves;
… to learn about women suffering in silence;
… to know that many women feel alone;
… to see women emotionally & mentally depleted.
These are just a few of the things that truly break my heart and over the years have caused me to feel great sadness inside. Interestingly enough, The Unplugged Network & Unplugged Private Escapes for Extraordinary Women were genuinely born from this sadness. My hope and prayer is that, working together, we can improve the overall well-being of women everywhere and by doing so, we can positively impact the overall health and well-being of our communities.
What Breaks YOUR Heart?
Building The Health of Communities…ONE Woman at a Time!!
*photo credit Leland Francisco, flickr.com; no changes were made to the image