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The Win that Softened a Most Painful Loss

The Win that Softened a Most Painful Loss

“We received amazing news in an early morning message: my dad had a kidney transplant match.”

“A few hours later things took another sudden turn. For reasons unknown at the time, the surgery went from a success in progress to a mission to save Dad’s life…. Why would God give us such hope and elation just a few hours prior only to yank it away?”

Continue reading Gena’s story.

Loving Others Well Through Simple Acts Of Generosity | Truly Guest Post

Loving Others Well Through Simple Acts Of Generosity | Truly Guest Post

I’m honored to have my article “Loving Others Well Through Simple Acts of Generosity” included on the Truly blog. It was written for anyone who has ever felt too busy or overwhelmed to commit to loving others. Enjoy a preview in this post!

Finding Abundance in a Pandemic

Finding Abundance in a Pandemic

“My best friend, home with us, was all I’d wanted. When the whole world shut down, we found abundance in a pandemic: an abundance of time together as a family.

The Lord met us where I least expected it: in the walls of our own home, under the same roof, all four of us living life together, inseparable.”

Continue reading Peyton’s story.

The Power of Naming Our Fears

The Power of Naming Our Fears

We can’t deal with what we won’t acknowledge.

We aren’t meant to stuff our fears. We aren’t meant to pretend they don’t exist. We can welcome our fears as a way to uncover a deeper truth about ourselves. Fear doesn’t have to be the enemy. Naming our fear can help lead us out of the valleys we encounter and into the light.

When Good is Better than Perfect

When Good is Better than Perfect

“Sam was about five months old when I began to admit Motherhood was not the bliss I’d been promised in the shiny magazines adorning my doctor’s office during pregnancy. I found myself sleep-deprived and angry, nearly all the time. One day I worried I was becoming someone who might uncontrollably shake her baby and end up hurting it, so I called my best friend and asked for help. She told me she’d been seeing a lady in our church for counseling and thought maybe I should try meeting with her as well.

This is one of the best decisions I’ve made as a mom, but twenty years later, I can also see how it’s a way that God met me in the middle of some difficult circumstances.”

Continue reading Janna’s story.

When Trusting Your Next Step Doesn’t Come Easily

When Trusting Your Next Step Doesn’t Come Easily

Throughout the years, I’ve had to make some hard medical decisions—very few of which have left me feeling confident about the path ahead.

+ Am I making the right decision?
+ Is this what is best for my future?
+ What if things don’t turn out as planned?

Easy answers to these questions aren’t common, but time has taught me that while I might not always make the right decision, I can trust God will always walk with me through the next step.