hard times

31 Days of Real Life [10/21/16]

The darkness can be overwhelming. And it’s hard to motivate yourself to keep moving. But it’s so true. There is light and you can have hope. That’s exactly why I started my podcast, Stories of Unfolding Grace: to remind us all that there are good things during difficult times. Since we are all wading through challenging seasons…

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Hidden Treasures: Encouragement For The Hard Days

I feel like my brain is tripping over itself trying to write this post. The last few days have been such that the memorial service we had for Keith Saturday seems like a distant memory. It has been five days of colds, GI bugs, middle of the night laundry and baths, and not enough sleep….

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Gifts of Grace

With the anniversary of dad’s death and being at the same point in pregnancy when he got sick, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on those times when life feels heavy and unbearable. Unfortunately, in my 28 years, I’ve had way too many of those seasons: too much sickness, too much pain, too much loss,…

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For When Life Piles Up (Grief & Other Stressful Things)

From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for helpwhen my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety. Psalm 61:2 The past 7-9 years have been a series of big ups and bigger downs. I’ve experienced more before the age of 30 than most people experience in a life time….

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Why I’m Not Asking “Why?!”

It’s been exactly four weeks since we found out dad was sick. Since then I’ve been through the ups and downs of seeing him go through an intense surgery and recover. To complicate my emotions, all of his treatment has occurred in the exact same place where Keith underwent surgery and diagnosis almost exactly 5…

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