Desiring God Posts, Parenting, Suffering with hope

When Suffering Falls on Our Children (and Parenting)

My dear friend sat across from me at our kitchen table. Despite the sun illuminating the room, a heaviness had settled upon both of us. Though our stories differed, similar threads wove our hearts together — threads of grief, loss, waiting, and hope in something beyond our pain. Only eight months prior, we shared in… Continue reading When Suffering Falls on Our Children (and Parenting)

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Journeywomen Podcast – Hope When It Hurts, Ep.73

If you didn't get a chance to listen to the Journeywomen Podcast, I hope you'll check it out. Below you'll find the details of what we talked about and a link to listen in. Thanks for listening! ~~~ Link to Interview HERE On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I’m chatting with Sarah Walton on… Continue reading Journeywomen Podcast – Hope When It Hurts, Ep.73

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Does God Really Want What’s Best For Me?

It’s so comforting to know that God is working all things for our good, isn’t it? That is, until we realize that his idea of good is often very different than our own. We’ve all experienced this at some point. Perhaps we have prayed for something, only to receive the very opposite of what we’ve… Continue reading Does God Really Want What’s Best For Me?

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Same Sight, New Look!

I can't thank you enough for following and reading Setapart.net over the past few years (or maybe days)! It has been a joy and privilege to share the hope of the gospel and how it impacts every part of our lives - including our suffering. Because I'm making some changes, I wanted to let you… Continue reading Same Sight, New Look!

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The Comfort of Christ

I sat quietly, listening as each family went around and shared stories about their lives. Children with Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, paralysis, behavioral disorders and undiagnosed but devastating symptoms. Each family had a story — a heartbreaking, but beautiful, story. I tried to give my full attention to each speaker, since this was our first… Continue reading The Comfort of Christ

Desiring God Posts, Suffering with hope

Trapped in My Own Mind – Three Lies Depression Loves

I can’t live like this anymore!” I cried through sobs. “I just want to die!” I sat on my bed and tried to make sense of what was going on inside. I was tired of the chronic pain, the frequent bouts of illness, and the weariness of dealing with my kids’ struggles. But what broke… Continue reading Trapped in My Own Mind – Three Lies Depression Loves

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When Words of Comfort Feel More Like Salt in a Wound

We sat in the doctor’s office, exhausted by the constant struggles with our son, only to hear the doctor say, “I think you just need to give him more to do.” I don’t know if he could actually see the steam coming out of my ears and the tears building up, but I couldn’t believe… Continue reading When Words of Comfort Feel More Like Salt in a Wound