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A Letter to LeRoy

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

A Letter to LeRoy

Today, we’re not traveling to Colorado, but we’re taking time to recount God’s gracious work in our lives and remember together. And I want to take time to thank you.

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Trust God to Write Your Story

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Trust God to Write Your Story

“Imagine the peace, comfort, and hope that would be ours if we really believed that He knows and sees everything that lies before us, before it happens—and that He has already provided whatever we will need when we get there! What freedom from fear, anxiety, and dread that should give us.”

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How to Experience Living Hope

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

How to Experience Living Hope

When hope is snuffed out, even a Christian can lose the will to keep going. We’ve shared with you how we lost all hope in our marriage—and that led to a miserable existence. When there is no hope for change, no light that you can see at the end of the tunnel, the temptation is to shut off your heart and just exist in misery . . . or some choose to check out of life altogether, literally. We are now experiencing a season (a new life, really) that is much graver than the days when we struggled in our marriage. This challenge is even more...

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Saying Goodbye to the Pastorate

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Saying Goodbye to the Pastorate

He’s been preaching the Word of God most of his life. It’s hard to imagine, but he was only eighteen when he began pastoring his first church. He’s a gifted communicator of the Word—my favorite preacher—and now, he’s stepping away from his post at a church we dearly love.

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The Right Kind of Strong

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

The Right Kind of Strong

Mary Kassian’s new book releases today! I love it. And I highly recommend it. I confess, it was uncomfortable at times, but it was well worth the pain. But mostly, I was cheering Mary on through the entire read. It felt like she was sitting across the table from my twenty-something Fierce self (a few decades ago) and giving me some much needed counsel on the “right kind of strong.” Even now, my fifty-something-year-old self is deeply encouraged and challenged by the truths she presents. Do you consider yourself a strong woman? Do you...

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When the Doctors Have No Answers

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019 in Blog | 16 comments

When the Doctors Have No Answers

“We just don't know.” That's not the words you want to hear coming from your care team (who operates under the direction of one of the world's most respected neurologists). The words hit hard. When my husband and I make our regular trip to his doctors at UT Southwestern, we always go hoping for answers, looking for a solution, praying for an encouraging prognosis.

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Moments of Grace

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in Blog | 1 comment

Moments of Grace

This morning I was recording in my journal a note about where we were and what we were doing two years ago today.

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Embracing Joy in the Pain

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Blog | 4 comments

Embracing Joy in the Pain

It seems a very long time ago that LeRoy and I sat down with Jim Daly and John Fuller for the first time to share our story at Focus on the Family. Things look much different today than they did then. But, just as God reached down to meet with us in our pain during that season, He is meeting with us today in the pain of this season. And there is much joy in abiding in His abundant presence.

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Praying Big

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Blog | 9 comments

Praying Big

I’m asking big for my husband. I’m asking that God would display His merciful character and bring healing and relief from the pain. I’m asking for God’s will to be done, and for Him to prepare our hearts to receive what He has for us. And I’m asking with an open hand. Will you join me?

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Riding the Roller Coaster of Illness

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Blog | 13 comments

Riding the Roller Coaster of Illness

I’ve never liked roller coasters. Ever. I just don’t get the point. Zooming through open air, way beyond heights that are safe, and then dropping so fast that you prepare to throw up. Not to mention slinging around corkscrew turns so hard that it triggers muscle spasms in your neck. And why in the world would any sane person enjoy risking flying off a track that probably hasn’t actually been inspected by someone truly concerned about safety? Really.

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