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

Suffering with hope

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

Suffering with hope

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

Desiring God Posts, Parenting, Suffering with hope

Weak Moms, Strong God

Mother’s Day can be painful. I often look at my children and feel crushed by the weight of responsibility to raise them with the obstacles we face. Living with Lyme Disease makes motherhood physically painful, and having passed Lyme on to my four children is emotionally painful. Our circumstances often feel overwhelming and impossible to… Continue reading Weak Moms, Strong God

Hope When It Hurts, Suffering with hope

Hope When It Hurts

Hope When It Hurts Biblical reflections to help you grasp God's purpose in your suffering I had not finished reading the introduction to this book before I was making a mental list of friends that I knew would find it a balm to their weary hearts. Kristen and Sarah minister to fellow travelers on the… Continue reading Hope When It Hurts

Suffering with hope

Celebrating Easter Through Brokenness

A few weeks before last Easter, something snapped in me and let me assure you, it wasn't pretty. After 10 years of intense and complex emotions being built up in our home due to our child's neurological issues and chronic illness, for some reason, this particular moment seemed to draw everything to the surface. As… Continue reading Celebrating Easter Through Brokenness

Suffering with hope, Unlocking The Bible

When God Doesn’t Seem Good

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nahum 1:7) A few years ago, we were anxiously awaiting our upcoming vacation to Florida. Even more than in years past, I was desperate to get away and catch my breath from all the hardships and stresses that… Continue reading When God Doesn’t Seem Good