I’ve lived nowhere for almost one year. At least, that’s what it felt like during the worst moments. We went from a beautiful country home to living in a camper and wintering in a friend’s home, then back to camper living April-today. Yet, truly, I was content even in the worst moments. It was a… Read More 5 Things I Learned About Surrender From Losing My Home
Arizona was a desert place for me, both literally and figuratively. I struggled to see any beauty, and though I did intentionally look for glory, I still hate the drab place. (All due respects to those who enjoy looking at endless miles of scrub brush.)… Read More Moving Beyond Grief: Wonder In The Wilderness (Part One)
I am so excited to present the third of four Letters Of Hope. Each Letter is a dose of encouragement from someone who has struggled before. Sara Willoughby reminds us that God is with us in the lonely desert. To the one who feels alone- I don’t know exactly what you’re going through right now,… Read More Alone In The Desert
If the God of the universe grieved, and indeed still grieves for us, then who are we to say it’s not okay to grieve?
Let Jesus hold you in His arms and give you hope. Hope that it won’t always be like this. Hope because He is healing your heart, even if you can’t see it. Hope because He loves you. Hope because He understands. Hope because He is with you.… Read More It’s Okay To Grieve
Have you ever wanted time to pause so you can cling to the moment, because the future seemed so bleak? I have. After my family was forced to leave our beloved home (where my mother dreamed of watching her grandkids play) because of my sister’s dangerous mold allergy, we didn’t know what would happen next.… Read More Uncertain Future: Curse or Blessing?
Friends, the strength to be still comes not from striving or rest or forced calm, but from surrendering ourselves, transparently broken before Him, and receiving the peace He gives. It isn’t easy, but God’s strength to be still will outlast chaos and tragedy, illness and grief.… Read More The Strength To Be Still
Often to a friend in the midst of a trial, I will pray that they won’t forget the hope in Heaven. I’m asking for more than the world’s version-the simple hope that the blue sky lives behind the grey, that there will be sunshine after a rain, that color will light up the blackness.… Read More What Is The Hope In Heaven?