Hope that the holy scriptures speak of,
the hope built on the rock of Jesus
When life is heavy upon our shoulders
it is those seeds of hope that keep us rising when the sun breaks over the horizon flooding light into dark spaces.
When defeat bids you to quit,
hope rises and pushes you onward,
onward one day at a time.
Hope, an assurance of what’s to come,
the confident expectation that fuels us to persevere, even on our darkest days.
“This is because we remember your work that comes from faith, your effort that comes from love, and
your perseverance that comes from hope
in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father”
1 Thessalonians 1:3
Oh dearest Katie, I have spent many “coffee’s with Katie” as I am inspired by you as I read your stories of life, love, passion and tonight as I can’t sleep I sat here and wept and wept as I share in your sorrows and grief! I had no idea Katie and I can’t tell you how much that pains my heart as I know how close you two were and she was such a beautiful person as well. I can only dream about sharing that kind of love and spirit you two shared. You are such a beautiful person with a beautiful spirit! I hope and I pray one day one day our lives will touch and I can look you and BRANDEN both in the eyes and say….I understand……..I truly, truly do get it and I am so sorry! Love and blessings~ Mary