About the Author

A three-time tongue cancer survivor and mama of children from “hard places," Michele Cushatt is a (reluctant) expert on pain, trauma and the deep human need for connection. Her most recent book, "Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves", wrestles with the dogged presence and affection of...

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  1. Last night, before I went to bed, I was beating myself up about something I am not – which is a patient person when it comes to other people, or myself for that matter. So, when your post popped up this morning in my email, I had to chuckle after reading it, look up, give a little chuckle to God, and say thank you. I love His sense of humor; He often perfectly places things like this in front of me so I can have a little nudge from Him saying it’s okay to be flawed – I’ve got you covered. Thank you again for your post – it was a blessing to me this morning before I started my work day. God bless – and it does get easier – I had a son who talked endlessly growing up, and he is an amazing son, husband, and father of two grown daughters who talk, talk, talk, LOL!

  2. Thank you! I’m getting better at letting God and me letting go. It is a challenge. God has begun a good work in me. God’s word is true!

  3. Omg this story!! Michele, I needed this today — just recently learned I have ADHD and I’m very “okay, so now what?” about it. ADHD often requires a LOT of trying, without much progress. I’m tired, sis. But today I’m gonna own that I’m in process, I’m owning my flaws, and God’s not done with my story. Thank you!

    • I hear you, Mandy. Your exhaustion is real and valid. Maybe today you can simply rest in the reality that He’s got you. You don’t have to have everything figured out. He already does. <3

  4. Thank you for your ministry, you are making an impact! God’s timing is impeccable. Like another sister said, it’s like you’ve seen right inside my head this morning. Thanks for the laugh and encouragement!

  5. This is so spot on for me today, Michele! I am once again trying to shed pounds and it is so hard! I’m not even keeping up with the turtle! But, with God’s help, I can reach my goal. I know it!

    • Thank you for sharing, Irene. I’m confident someone else needed to read what you wrote! Made me think of Matt. 6:34: “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (NLT) The goal is achieved one day, one moment at a time. No need to worry about any day but this one. <3

  6. Thank you for todays reading.You guys all incourage are a blessing with the difference reading each day you different writers write to help us women in our walk with God. To grow closer to God be the women God wants us to be. Love each reading in a different way. Each speaks to me in different way and helps me to grow as a follower in Jesus in a different way. Like today’s that teaches me to not try that I have to do things as hard as I think I have to do. For example I do my Dad’s Home help Monday to Friday. I feel I have to have his home prefely tidy all the time. Every day in the length of time I have to do it for him Monday to Friday. Saying he 83 next month. Needs my help. People say Dawn you can only do so much you. You only tire yourself out and get really tired and then be no good to your Dad. Get exhausted end up tired and with no energy. Then God showed me one day as through his Holy Spirit. I got a scripture that Jesus took time out of his busy day to rest. I got God say Dawn you don’t have to have your Dad’s perfect. Just do your best. Have it looking ok. As I say this and this has to be done as well and I use to go over board and want to go far to much. Now I do yes make my Dad’s nice and clean and tidy. But don’t go over board doing things that can be done say once a week. Keeping them as once a week and do what needs done every day for my Dad do it every day. Take care of myself as well. Today reading really spoke to me. Thank you for it Michele. Love Dawn xx

  7. Powerful reading to day. God and I had a much needed time together today and it took place.
    He sho began a good work in me will bring it to completion. Eternity. I enjoy all these writings.

  8. Michele,

    I am one of the worst at critical self talk. Can beat myself up for even minor flaws. Then I come to realization that myself alone can’t do this. I ask God repeatedly for forgiveness. Tell Him how sorry I am & will work hard on that “sin”.

    Loved these: You are in process. God is molding & shaping me daily.
    Owning your faults feels like freedom. Harboring our faults & failures only hurts us. Once I tell God about it & ask forgiveness I feel better knowing I can try again.

    You can’t self-help yourself to wholeness. It is good to work on soul care. Taking time to work on yourself & issues. God ultimately will weed out the bad stuff.

    God is the finisher. He alone is the author & finisher of my life.

    Blessings 🙂