Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sneak Peek: MBP Clothing Line

With the online store set to launch soon, we thought we'd give you a sneak peek at just one of the designs that will be available. Keep checking back for more updates!

Partner Snapshot: GroundWire

Let’s face it: We all have times where we just need someone to talk to. Unfortunately, we don’t always have someone who is willing to listen. Maybe we have questions and just need answers. Maybe we feel stuck and need hope for the future. For those of us at My Broken Palace, it is our desire that in these moments we can direct you towards someone worth talking to.

One ministry that MBP has partnered with is called Groundwire. The goal of Groundwire is to be a place where people can bring their questions, doubts, and pains, and receive honest answers from someone they can trust. Groundwire offers spiritual coaches who will chat online with you at no cost, and without the dangers that come with online chat rooms and social networking sites.

Need someone to talk to? Talk to someone you can trust.

Check out for more details!

Comfort or Catch Phrases?

“Then Job spoke again: ‘I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters you are! Won’t you ever stop blowing hot air? What makes you keep on talking? I could say the same things if you were in my place. I could spout off criticism and shake my head at you. But if it were me, I would encourage you. I would try to take away your grief…’”

Job 16:1-5

The book of Job in the Bible is a powerful story of pain and suffering. It also teaches us a few things about comfort in the midst of pain. In a short period of time, Job, a man who loved God and avoided evil, lost everything he possessed. He lost his family and his fortune, and was inflicted with unbearable pain in his body. He lost everything, which is saying a lot for a guy who had three thousand camels.

As you read through the book of Job, it starts to become clear that there is a right way and a wrong way to comfort our brothers and sisters who are in pain. In this midst of this tragedy, Job’s friends come alongside him not to listen to him or share in his pain. Instead, these men just begin giving speeches filled with catch phrases and accusations that we so often hear in our culture.

Do you ever feel tired of hearing catch phrases in the midst of your pain? Do you walk away feeling empty from conversations filled with “It will be ok” and “Everything happens for a reason?” The book of Job teaches us that although it is true that with God everything has a purpose, and everything will work out for good, that doesn’t mean that our brothers and sisters don’t need real comfort. We live in a broken world filled with real pain, and God does not intend for us to go through it on their own.

My Broken Palace believes that no one should be alone through the hurts and pains of life. Our desire is to provide a place where hurting people can be real and honest, and others can come alongside with comfort, not catch phrases. Whatever it is that is causing you pain today (even if you didn’t lose 3,000 camels), we are glad you are here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mission Statement

My Broken Palace recently released their mission statement:

My Broken Palace is a non-profit organization of passionate people who want to help others in their time of brokenness. Our shared desire is that no one should ever have to deal with the crushing weight of loneliness, depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, addictions, or thoughts of suicide alone. Become part of the movement. Whether you are the one in need or someone who desires to encourage others in theirs, My Broken Palace embraces your participation. no one lonely, alone.

B. Reith Speaks Out

Check out this video of Christian music artist B. Reith speaking out for My Broken Palace. This commercial will be aired at the 2010 Winter Jam music festival, Christian music's largest annual tour. The festival features artists such as Third Day, Newsboys, and Newsong, and will have nearly half a million attendees in 44 locations.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Blog

Welcome to the new My Broken Palace blog! Here you can find all most up-to-date news, events, art, interviews, and information relating to My Broken Palace. Keep checking back for more good stuff to come!