Suffering with hope

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!

Suffering with hope

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

Suffering with hope

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

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Faith Through The Storm

It had been over an hour. I stood there, holding the door shut to my son's room while he raged on the other side from a yet to be diagnosed disorder, which has dominated our lives for years. My sometimes sweet, funny, determined little 7 year old is now experiencing a battle waging inside of him.… Continue reading Faith Through The Storm

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Hope When It Hurts Panel on Suffering and the Hope of the Gospel

Update - If you missed the panel, you can watch the video of it https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fthegoodbookcompanynorthamerica%2Fvideos%2F2129066863979511%2F&show_text=1&width=560">here. Will you be at The Gospel Coalition Women's Conference in Indianapolis or know someone who will? It's only one week away and we hope you’ll join us for our panel with these incredible women to talk about the hope we have… Continue reading Hope When It Hurts Panel on Suffering and the Hope of the Gospel

Suffering with hope

Lift Your Eyes – Looking to Christ When Nothing Makes Sense

“At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to forsake everything else and to throw ourselves before him in a fearless statement of love. But now we are not quite so sure. Jesus is far ahead of… Continue reading Lift Your Eyes – Looking to Christ When Nothing Makes Sense