In a long season of battling through the trenches of life I had come to place where I felt I lost all hope. Yet in the quiet of the night God met me and spoke over my heart, HOPE. We have hope in this temporary life. It was a word that he used to breathe life into a weary and defeated soul. I have clung to hope from that night on. Hope keeps my heart from feeling utterly defeated & is the catalyst for my every day living.
yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! … Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
I began this personal blog to share this hope through this messy life. The pages contain my heart–the celebrations, joys, and struggles of my life in light of the eternal hope we possess. Through the pages on this blog you will discover I am just an ordinary girl, once living Portland, Oregon now relocated back to Spokane, where I am attempting to write in a authentic way that inspires and encourages you and I to keep fighting on in life. God gave my story—one of great joy but also filled with some heartache and in my attempts to figure out how to live this story well I share my journey with you.
Pieces of my story line includes,
being married to the man of my dreams for 10 years
a love affair with Maui
my sweet golden doodle Annie
my 6 year battle through infertility
selling our house and living in a season of faith
surviving 8 years of formal church ministry
processing and grieving the sudden loss of my aunt who I was very close to.
Going through IVF and becoming pregnant with our miracle twin baby girls
and most recently, moving back to our hometown Spokane to raise our twin girls.
These parts of my story don’t define me–I am already defined as a child of the King. But they are moments–small pieces of my story on this journey of life. Through my story–through your story, I hope we can find ask questions, dare to hope, and find more Jesus together.
Daring to Hope,
Oh! May the God of hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
Romans 15:13 (msg)