Monday, May 22, 2017


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

lost girls

she closed her eyes 
the time had come
to go where 
her innocence
was taken.

but lost girls look for places to go
far away from reality.

she swallowed her secrets
never to tell
deadlocked in time
her story stays there
it remains
concealed and unopened
until it is freed. 

but lost girls look for places to go
far away from reality.

what is it
you've said
without saying it?
what is
your heart
telling me?

i'm a broken piano
in need of mending
this lost girl is weary 
and tired of pretending
all of my words
are heavy 
and so hard
to speak.

please come
sweet lost girl
and pour out
your story
and lament
your reality.

jesus is waiting
and listening.
he wants you
to come and
be free.

– michelle 

* written for all the lost girls who've no one to tell. 

he hears the cries of your heart,
and i hear them too.
you matter. 
your story matters; 
we're praying for you. 

copyright © 2017

Broken Pianos and Mending Hearts

Friday, May 5, 2017

the holy invitation

adobe stock

the old. the shabby. the worn. 

hurting hearts, broken bodies, and crushed spirits. 

sickness, pain, and trauma. 

scars and stories deadlocked in time. 

it's all an invitation for Him to come in and heal – a holy invitation.

restoration is His business. and while there are just some things only Jesus can do; He often uses other people to help us get there. 

we can't do it on our own. we need Him. and we need each other. 

~ Michelle

Michelle Holderman
Copyright © 2017