Kara’s Collection: Peace

Kara’s Collection: Peace

From an article originally posted March 8, 2014…

The struggle to know peace in this unknown is a constant begging, asking, listening to truth. In the waiting and the unknown, much works to steal peace. Much. So we do the motions of life. We do what we know to be normal and we fight for joy in our moments. I play the music loud and dance, I try and remember food, and I walk each moment noticing each foot in front of the other.

Kara’s Collection: Walking the Unknown

Kara’s Collection: Walking the Unknown

From an article originally posted 3-7-2014…

You all made me weep yesterday, big tears of heartbreak and gratitude. I asked for scripture and you showed up like a boss. I clung to your verses, your prayers, you kind thoughts, quotes, and encouragement yesterday. I needed them. Every single comment was read multiple times. My dear friend Autumn who calls me her Anne of Green Gables and she is my Diana, told me she loved her Anne and signed it Diana-I was utterly undone in the middle of Bonefish.

Tears

Tears

If you don’t know this about me—though I mention it a lot—I am a crier. I want to be someone who doesn’t cry at Hallmark commercials or after hearing the story of the woman who recently walked up to me at Starbucks and told me her daughter’s medical diagnosis and that she likely won’t live, but it’s not in my DNA.

But for friends, I cry the easiest. When my people are hurting, I hurt too.

Kara’s Collection: Over-Sharing About Lady Parts

Kara’s Collection: Over-Sharing About Lady Parts

From an article originally posted February 28, 2014…

I have avoided this post for a long time. If talking about female anatomy makes you uncomfortable, I invite you not to read this post. I want to be sensitive not to offend, but I feel compelled to tell the true story of this part of my treatment and recovery.

Community Series Q&A: The Cool Kids

Community Series Q&A: The Cool Kids

Question: What do you do when your church has a popular crowd and the rest of us feel excluded?
Answered by Blythe Hunt

I wish I knew who submitted this question so I could personally thank them and give them a big, fat hug. I love this question, I love the heart behind it, and I love the insight! It brings to mind a brief period of time in my adolescence that I was invited to be a part of the “in” crowd at school; I hung out with them, not really fitting in, but curious about how to fit in. At the end of the day, I decided it wasn’t for me—the cool kids were neato, but I missed my friends, with whom I felt comfortable, more myself. It was a good experience for me to learn that not all of us will be part of the popular crowd, and that is okay. As I grew in my faith, I realized that God created me with a heart for the other uncool kids, and that is where I personally thrive and love to build relationships.