Stretched Budgets, Chronic Pain, and Mister Rogers

Womanhood Series: A Black Woman's Legacy of Beauty

“When we observe those who have regularly seen and experienced the ugly side of the world still professing unwavering faith in a compassionate and loving God,” we should celebrate their stories. In this post, Monét Robinson shares about several godly women in her life, reminding us how “such legacies help teach us about the faithfulness of God, and show us that God cares about our spiritual and physical liberation and redemption.” Read this post.

When You Can't Afford to be a "Good" Mom

About ten years into her marriage, Hannah Anderson’s family found themselves unable to make ends meet. “There was simply no more stretching an already stretched budget,” she writes. “We ended up on food stamps and Medicaid.” But Hannah says that “by coming face to face with my own limitations, I was forced to turn to the only One who was enough—the only One who would always, ever, only be enough. Instead of trusting my own efforts, I learned to trust Him.” Read this post.

Pain Will Not Have the Final Word

Sarah Walton suffers from Lyme disease and describes herself as a mom “who carries scars from unknowingly passing on my illness to each of [her] four children. And,” she writes, “I’m a fallen human being who carries scars from my own sinful choices.” Yet, Sarah says our scars serve a greater purpose, and that we can have hope that our suffering is “preparing us for something greater. Something eternal. Something unimaginable.” Read this post.

Why Mister Rogers (Still) Matters

“When one considers all the ephemera of children’s programming, the ongoing cultural resonance of [Mister Roger’s Neighborhood] is staggering,” Russell Moore writes. In this post, he explains that “Rogers transcends generational differences and media trends because he had a unique ability to break through the fourth wall of the screen, to seem to be actually talking to his audience, to actually almost see them.” Moore discusses why, as a Christian, this still matters. Read this post.

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Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep is a hospital teacher, a seminary student, and a Lyme patient living in Texas, where God continuously sustains her through Scripture, dry shampoo, and Mexican food. She blogs her journey through medical treatment at with the hope that her words will be a picture of the Lord’s perfect faithfulness in chronic pain; for even in suffering, God is good.

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