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When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, accidentally founded a booming organization, and later became the mother of thirteen girls through the miracle of adoption, she determined to weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But joy often gave way to sorrow as she invested her heart fully in walking alongside people in the grip of poverty, addiction, desperation, and disease.
After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? When she turned to Him with her questions, God spoke truth to her heart and drew her even deeper into relationship with Him.
Daring to Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible--the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want or the miracle doesn't come. It's about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes to be ordinary. It's about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God's goodness in the least expected places.
Though your heartaches and dreams may take a different shape, you will find your own questions echoed in these pages. You'll be reminded of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you'll hear God's whisper: Hold on to hope. I will meet you here. @goodreads
My kitchen is painted yellow. Because yellow is the color of sunshine and of joy and because yellow is my favorite.
It's never quite as clean as I want it to be in there. As I stand in the after-bedtime quiet, my eyes follow a trail of red-dirt footprints across this floor that is supposed to be white, and tears of gratitude begin to well. My mind fills with beloved memories, so many memories that are held here.
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I really enjoyed Katie's first book: Kisses From Katie. It was very uplifting and it filled my heart with joy.
This book is wonderful as well, I just didn't like it as much as the first book.
There are stories of her children growing up, children being taken from her, friends being taken by aids while leaving their children behind, her marriage and the birth of her own baby.
Through it all, Katie prays to God and never lets her faith waver.
It brought a tear to my eye when one of her daughters (14 years-old) asked to do the afterward in the book. It was bittersweet.