It snowed the day of my grandson’s funeral. Pure grace blanketing dirty mounds of earth. Through my tears, my gaze fell on a sagging blue umbrella suspended over the head of a woman grieving our tiny loss with us. New tears sprang from within me, from depths I didn’t know existed. Not from the loss of my precious one, but from this old umbrella, broken and twisted, yet hovering and flapping above this woman. It offered no protection at all from the wetness dropping from the sky, yet she clung to it. Broken and unsheltered. Could anything symbolize my heart and all humanity better than this crippled umbrella? And then she did something that tore me apart.
She moved her brokenness in an attempt to protect the man beside her.
We are all surrounded by brokenness, around us and inside us—from divorce, from abuse, from loss. We try to relate and serve, to love and protect...but how can we, when we ourselves are broken? We still end up exposed to life’s storms. We still end up covered in snow. And we wonder why.
In this transparent and honest look into humanity’s deepest hurts, hope for our relationships comes through the ultimate Relationship with the Lord. Join author Emma Broch Stuart as she travels that snowy road of pain toward the ultimate healing only God can offer.
Broken Umbrellas shows how God takes one wounded woman and transforms her life into wholeness and healing. Her name was once Ashamed, but now it’s Unashamed. Her name was once Broken, but now it’s Healed. Her name was once Bitter, but now it’s Beloved. Every woman will find her name in Broken Umbrellas.
Walk with Emma Broch Stuart as she takes you by the hand and guides you through her pain, then on into her healing. There are nuggets of wisdom for every woman within these pages, and Ms. Stuart will show you what it means to step beneath the Father’s magnificent umbrella. ~~Sandi Rog, award-winning and international author of The Master’s Wall, Yahshua’s Bridge, and Walks Alone
Broken Umbrellas reveals the author’s heart as a devoted Christ-follower. It is a witness that where sin abounds, God’s grace abounds more. Broken Umbrellas speaks healing. ~~ Pamela Hoover Heim, founder of WomenSchool of Ministry Leadership
Broken Umbrellas is a refreshingly transparent and heart touching re-telling of one woman’s facing divorce—in marriage, in spirituality, in friendships, and family. Emma Broch Stuart walks us through her steps of healing and points the reader to the path of The Healer for the ultimate restoration. Highly recommended. Five Stars. ~~April McGowan, Healing Fiction author of Jasmine and Macy.
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EMMA BROCH STUART loves people and listening to their stories. Her heart aches for the broken and she longs to walk hand-in-hand with them through their storm. Although life's challenges and hardships have matured her in ways she never imagined, she's decided there are some things she will never grow out of: decorating Valentine boxes, being addicted to cherry limeades, and loving her grandchildren. She recently returned to the Midwest after living in Europe for fourteen years.