I’m half way through Broken Pieces by Simonetta Carr. The book is about the tragic story of her son, Jonathan as he battles schizophrenia. If you want to purchase a copy of the book at Amazon please click this link. But for now, here’s 5 quotes from that book.
“Once we recognize our powerlessness and fix our eyes on God, we can understand why his Word constantly reminds us not to fear.”
“I remember a popular saying: “A parent only is as happy as his or her most unhappy child.” It’s true, as far as our tendencies go. We would like so much to take on their sorrows, even if that won’t do them any good. The only answer is to ask the Lord to give us all strength. He can sustain us while he works in our children’s troubled minds.”
“It’s easy for us to think that our motherly care is the main influence in our children’s lives, when in reality they are in God’s hands and he uses our parenting efforts for his glory.”
“Pain is an intrinsic part of the Christian life in this earthly pilgrimage.”
“I think that most Christian parents want to “be the Holy Spirit” for their children. We want to enter their minds and direct their thoughts, especially when we see them stray. This desire is magnified in my situation, when my son’s thoughts are absolutely unintelligible and unfathomable—just like the voices he is hearing.”