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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. Kaitlyn,
    I’ve been living in a beautiful, abundantly more, stage of life. God brought me out of a 25+ year marriage that was verbally and emotionally abusive and brought a wonderful Christian man into my life at one of my lowest points ever (I had just lost my job). To think that I have this whole new beginning at this stage in life, and after being a single parent, I am beyond being blown away. I have coined a saying that goes like this, “Don’t settle for a tootsie roll, when what God has in store is a Godiva Bar.” Too often we are willing to settle for “good enough” when, in reality, God wants to lavish blessings upon us and blow our socks off. God is MORE than able!! Thanks, Kaitlyn, for testifying to God’s goodness and desire to bless us abundantly. I can just hear Him gathering the angels and saying, “Hey, watch this…”
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. I love that image of God gathering the angels to witness a WOW here on this small blue planet.
    I think He has embedded all kinds of goodness for us to discover, and even the scientific method is a holy scavenger hunt in which humanity uncovers the mysteries of creation.

  3. Thank you for sharing this WONDERFUL moment, Kaitlyn! It was so encouraging and full of shining hope! I’m jumping up and down for you!!

  4. Hello, fellow word-lover! I mean, I knew a bunch of the ladies who write/comment here are writers, but your tone and you being the kid walking around with a book all the time and believing in the power of story just caught my eye because it reminded me of me. Thanks for the reminder that God loves surprising us with so much more than we could have ever hoped. I keep forgetting that He delights in me. Thank you, Kaitlyn, and thank You, Lord!

    • Oh gosh, I always was in the middle of (at least) one book or another. That definitely hasn’t changed… Are you reading anything great right now? Would love to hear! I’m always adding to my “to be read” list. Sounds like you might have a similar list? 🙂

      • I’m currently reading a book called “Scythe,” by Neal Shusterman. It’s one of the ones on the High School Battle of the Books list for next year. And yes, until very recently, my bedroom floor was coated in books, three or four of which I was in the middle of. I’m hoping to read more this summer; things have been crazy with homework and the school musical and just stress. It literally took me three months to read “Murder on the Orient Express.” What are you reading right now?

  5. This was such an encouragement to my heart today. My family is in one of the darkest valleys we’ve ever been through. I’m praying and waiting and looking expectantly for God to bring Ephesians 3:20 to my life in real-time!

  6. Immeasurably more has been a promise I have been standing on for over 7 years !
    This verse has transformed my thinking through various hard times ……so much so it’s tattooed on my arm and the name of my business which invites others to walk into life with this perspective allowing them to see & know the goodness of God abundantly in their everyday …….
    An amazing privilege

  7. Kaitlyn, this gave me such images of God not only smiling, but laughing boisterously with a big, deep, PAPA laugh because your joy is His joy. Our lives are so full of these immeasurably more moments, and we bring him such pleasure and glory when we take the time to process them and offer up our gratitude. This verse has been a constant reminder for me also and one I rehearse during moments I’m tempted to doubt his intentions toward me or his nearness to me. Thanks for such a sweet picture of God’s love and goodness!

  8. Kaitlyn, this is a lovely piece of writing about an often overlooked concept: God’s over abundance of blessing for us. Bravo!

  9. You described me! I always had a book in hand, too. I couldn’t read at dinner, but the rest of the time, I had a book. I still do, actually!!! My favorite store is always a book store, I’ll find one wherever I go. Thank you for the reminder that God delights in me. Some days, that’s really hard to grasp!

  10. I never get tired of stories demonstrating God’s superabundant goodness! Thank you, Kaitlyn, for sharing yours. The home we live in is an example of God’s “abundantly more.” For forty years our family lived in parsonages, owned or rented by the churches my pastor-husband served. Five years ago we retired and purchased our first home! God provided a lovely brick ranch with white trim and black shutters at a very reasonable, doable price. But what made the house a stand-out as we perused real estate were the white pillars. I’ve always loved homes with pillars since I was a girl. And now I live in one–something I never expected and certainly never prayed for!

    • Your comment jumped out to me because of the word “pillar.” Funny enough, I’ve been thinking (and writing) a lot about pillars over the past several months… but a different kind. I keep returning to how God’s ever-present presence was a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night. I love how the same word can mean such different things, and yet He uses both to remind us of kindness.

  11. Your joy and excitement blessed me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story. May this be only the beginning of God’s surprises!

  12. Wow, thank you for this. God has been giving me lots of little gifts and big gifts, and even when it doesn’t seem like I have any direction for where to go next, your post lands in my email inbox as another little gift of encouragement. 😀 Thank you. 🙂

  13. I am so surprised I was drawn into a picture of a girl looking at books. I am not a reader. But I knew I had to read this article. When I read about God calling the angels to watch, the tears just started flowing. I now realize how important it was to Him for me to read this today, just like you finding your book. He had something very important to remind me of.

  14. Kaitlyn,

    We are the brides of Christ. He lavishes gifts on us all the time. We have the Holy Spirit to guide us. The Bible to read & really head & heart know God. He lavished me with a super husband 15 years ago. I prayed for someone to understand me & be there when my aging parents dementia got bad. He gave me the best! My hubby allowed me to quit a good job & be more available for my dad. Just this year I lost a part time job-BUT GOD had something much much better in store for me!! He gave me a great part-time job at local hospital in ICU Step Down. The pay is much more & I feel useful all the time there. Plus I can work more if they need me. I have time now to help hubby with His parents. Don’t settle for less than God’s best! Go for the steak not the hamburger. He loves us so much that He delights in us & wants to give us the best of everything.

    Blessings 🙂

  15. I’m so happy for you! And am grateful you shared your story to remind us that God has our best joyful moment planned and it will come when we may need it most in the place we expect it the least.Thank you for your inspirational words. May you have many more of those joyous moments and blessings in your life ❤