Category: Kara’s Story

Loss That Grows You

Searing loss can define us. It can make us bitter and angry or it can help us have an intense depth of compassion for others.  Three years ago today I held my sweet fourth born child. For 32 weeks I had wondered what this little man would look like.  And now here he was. His…

Gripping Fear

The e-mail came in and fear instantly griped me. I’ve been walking with the Lord now for over 20 years. You’d think nothing would shake my trust in the Lord yet here I was struggling with fear. Confusion swirled around in my head and my reactions to my children became short. My Spirit longed for…

Visions Fullfilled

Over 11 years ago God clearly spoke that I was to lead a discipleship home. One year after He spoke this He opened the door for me to actually lead a home (click here). That year transformed my life and set me on a course with a passion to see young women facing adversity set…

Happy Birthday Chara

Seven years ago agony filled our hearts as I gave birth to our stillborn daughter, Chara Amaris (click here for details). Pain seared my heart to the point of near explosion. Numbness soon followed and life as we knew it would never be the same.  In those seven years we’ve never forgotten our first born,…

Praying in God’s Shalom

Eight years ago today I nervously put my simple white dress on, curled my hair and watched as my older brother Jason and my mom fixed my Costco bought roses. To my delight my bouquet turned out very similar to those that spend hundreds and mine was barely even $20.   This was not my…

Anger With The Church?

It was clear there was another blog that needed to follow after some of the responses from my previous post (church boycotting Dad’s funeral). Growing up I went to a church much different than the environment I am currently in. Not that it is bad or wrong, just different. Some of my experiences I believe…