Everyday Grace

Searching for goodness in the ordinary

Day 24: Adonai Rapha // 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness

Oct
24

photo: Dana Tentis

Hi there! This is day 24 of a series I’m writing this October called 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. You can find the entire series here: 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. 

It’s fall, the prettiest and most fitting season for life changes. I’m celebrating two sweet friends who got engaged this week, one who just got married, and another two who announced they are pregnant with their first babies. I am SO genuinely thrilled for them, but can I admit something tender to you? If I’m honest, the huge joy I feel for these friends is tinged with a tiny drop of bitterness. (more…)

Day 23: Adonai Nissi // 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness

Oct
23

photo: Michael Fertig

Hi there! This is day 23 of a series I’m writing this October called 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. You can find the entire series here: 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. 

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. – Exodus 14:14

Sometimes I find it difficult to see God’s hand at work in my life in the middle of a crisis, even if it is easy to see Him at work in the lives and troubles of others. Maybe I’m too close to my own circumstances, or maybe the enemy loves to make us feel like God is taking care of others and leaving us out.

There are two passages in Exodus that tell a better story.  (more…)

Day 22: Adonai Jireh // 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness

Oct
22

photo: Dmytro Zinkevych

Hi there! This is day 22 of a series I’m writing this October called 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. You can find the entire series here: 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. 

The Lord is good – indeed, he is a fortress in time of distress, and he protects those who seek refuge in him. – Nahum 1:7

Can I get really real with you guys? (more…)

Day 9: We Can Do Hard Things // 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness

Oct
09

photo: Thomas B. Didgeman

Hi there! This is day 9 of a series I’m writing this October called 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness. You can find the entire series here: 31 Days of Hope in Brokenness.

Last April, I got the phone call no one wants to get. My precious great-grandma, 95 years young, was in the hospital with a severe UTI caused by extreme dehydration. The doctors said it appeared that she had  not had any water in days. They said the resulting infection in her kidneys was so bad, she might not make it.  (more…)