Broken Houses, Broken Lives
Ginger And Brad’s House by Marion Ueckermann is a most delightful and heart-warming Christian romance that will leave you smiling.
The story is about second chances and new beginnings. “God had turned his bad mistake… into something beautiful.” God can take our messed up lives and transform them if we would just trust Him. “Surrendering himself fully to God.” We need to trust ourselves and others too.
Withdrawing from life is not a good option. Far from protecting us, it isolates us and if we are not careful, it will make us bitter.
We all make mistakes and need forgivenesss. If we withhold it, we will be guilty of hubris and our burden may become heavier. We must forgive because we have been forgiven.
Within the novel there is a gingerbread house building competition. This is a motif for our lives. We need to give God all the pieces of our broken lives and watch Him rebuild and restore.Continue reading