Thanks for stopping by! I’m Hope, a word nerd, tea lover, and romantic soul who makes her home in upstate New York. I also have an obsession with Russian literature, so if you want to talk with me about The Brothers Karamazov, I’ll be the happiest girl in the world.
Oh, and at 29, I’m living a life I definitely didn’t expect!
The plan was simple: go to college, fall in love with a godly man, do mission work in Russia and live purposefully ever after.
But my plan didn’t pan out. God’s was different. And though at my core, I know his plans are better than mine, I wrestle daily with the tension between unfulfilled desires and the life he has given me. That’s why I write.
For as long as I can remember, God has used writing to bring clarity and truth to a mind that tends to run in circles. When I write, I feel the realities of God’s Word penetrate my heart and the struggles I’m facing come into perspective in light of who He is.
Through the ups and downs of this crazy journey following Christ, I always come back to the conviction that whatever the circumstances, there is hope.
Hope is the conclusion, but this doesn’t always comfort in the sharpness of the pain we experience. But knowing that hope is the conclusion, I feel the freedom to wrestle through the difficulties and paradoxes and doubts that we all face as we walk with Jesus.
Maybe you’re in a similar place. If you are, I invite you to join me in this journey of writing through the questions to take hold of the truth.
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Romans 5:5