Gratitude in the Grief [a story of Hope in the Hard]

Welcome to this space for sacred storytelling. Each week, we’ll be exploring what it looks like to walk in the darkness from someone who is in the thick of it. Today our story of Hope in the Hard comes from an interview with my friend, Christine. What has this season held for you? We just…

4,402 miles. [a story of Hope in the Hard]

Welcome to this space for sacred storytelling. Each week, we’ll be exploring what it looks like to walk in the darkness from someone who is in the thick of it. Sometimes, the stories shared here won’t have a name attached. Whether that is to protect the storyteller or someone within their story, I want to…

Moving Back Home [a story of Hope in the Hard]

Welcome to this space for sacred storytelling. Each week, we’ll be exploring what it looks like to walk in the darkness from someone who is in the thick of it. Hope in the Hard begins with Kristine’s story of transition. Hard in this season is a long, slow and labored exhale. The kind that still…

the best, sweetest, hardest thing.

Open hands. These were a few of the words the Lord gave me a few years ago, as an invitation for the year. I’d had my share of transitions in recent months (with more to come.) Things had been taken and given, as always happens with transition. At the time, I was finally naming the…

the prayer that never fails.

One of my dear friends  is about to give birth to her baby any day now. She has had a challenging pregnancy, complicated by the fact that she has been living in one of the hottest states in our country. There have been numerous family and job related struggles in recent months. She and her…