My True Idol- A Mother’s Story

This story from a fellow Hope*Writer and mother resonates with me on a deep level. A loved one’s struggle with substance abuse changed the course of my life, and I so appreciate my friend’s willingness to share her story about walking through that as a mother. I am so thankful for this friend’s vulnerability and…

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The Muddy Middle- Thelma’s Story

wrestle- || wres*tle (verb): : to move, maneuver, or force with difficulty;  to combat an opposing tendency or force; to engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate || Friends, if you have ever wrestled through darkness, depression, anxiety, or questions about your faith, you’ll likely recognize the thoughts and feelings in the story below. My friend Thelma does a beautiful…

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Rescued From the Life I Wanted – Paola’s Story

Friends, I’m so excited for you to meet Paola. She is sharing her story with us today through an interview we had this week. I love how technology can put us in touch with sisters/community from all over the world. If her words speak to you, be sure to let her know in the comments…

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My African Year of Grieving – Laura’s Story

As I was reading Laura’s story this week, I kept wishing we were sitting together over a cup of coffee at a cute cafe in one of our cities. Which is kind of perfect, because she writes as The Caffeinated Woman and invites others to “live wide awake” through her writing and speaking. She has…

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