Hope When It Hurts, Marriage, Suffering with hope

Hope When It Hurts In Your Marriage

My husband (Jeff) and I are excited to share that, after many months of prayer, we signed a contract with The Good Book Company in August and have begun writing a follow up book to Hope When It Hurts - written for married couples navigating trials of any kind. This is not a “how to”… Continue reading Hope When It Hurts In Your Marriage

Suffering with hope

When Christmas is a Fresh Reminder of What You’ve Lost

[Update - this is reposted from two years ago, as the reminders are helpful to me again. While, by God's kindness, we have an income once again, I now find myself unable to walk this Christmas due to an increasing ankle defect. These lessons often need to be re-learned, whatever the specific trials may be.]… Continue reading When Christmas is a Fresh Reminder of What You’ve Lost

Suffering with hope

Grief is Not a Sign of Unbelief

“Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return.’ The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’” Job 1:20-22 When loss comes, grief… Continue reading Grief is Not a Sign of Unbelief

Parenting

Gospel Hope For a Weary Mom

I rose before the sun and made my coffee, desperate for time in God’s Word before the day’s chaos erupted in my home. I was emotionally weary and physically exhausted, but was determined to start my day off with what I knew I needed most - time with the Lord. So I grabbed my Bible,… Continue reading Gospel Hope For a Weary Mom

Gospel living, Treasures Found in the Trials of Life

What Does It Really Mean to Be Blessed?

I often hear statements such as, "I am so blessed to have three healthy children!" or "I received the promotion that I've been waiting for...I feel so blessed!" or "We just bought the home of our dreams. We are incredibly blessed!" or "We are blessed to live in a country of such comfort, freedom, and… Continue reading What Does It Really Mean to Be Blessed?

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

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)