About the Author

Dorina is an author, speaker, teacher, foodie, and trail runner. She helps people chase God's glory down unexpected trails and flourish in their callings. Her books include Breathing Through Grief, Kailani's Gift and Chasing God's Glory. Dorina and her hubby Shawn are raising three courageous daughters in Central California.

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  1. Seeing God’s glory through our darkest days takes a keen eye, an open heart, and a courageous spirit. Trusting in him and not going our own way, takes discipline. Thank you for sharing your sadness and joy.

    • Bless You! What a wonderful story of God’s great mercy and amazing grace! Blessings for a beautiful life and many happy years together!

  2. It can only be God to do such a great thing. Sovereign God is dependable and also reliable. Thank you for sharing. You will not experience such pains again in Jesus name.

  3. Dorina,

    I just love your story. It shows how God can take our brokenness & turn it into happiness all for His glory. It reminds me of Isaiah 61:3 God will provide for those who grieve in Zion—
    to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning,
    and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

    Blessings 🙂