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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, you have no idea how timely and meaningful your post is today. You see I’m going to live in a assisted living facility home. Because of a serious injury I cannot walk without a walker or wheelchair. It’s just too much for my aging husband to handle. I understand it’s best, but it feels like abandonment. It brings up my childhood memories of being left in an orphanage by my mother. My childhood has been foster care and church homes. I have been blessed by wonderful people.
    This move today feels particularly difficult. I can use prayers. Thank you.

    • Rita,
      I’m praying God will meet you right where you are during this time of transition and give you the grace to be surrounded with unexpected love and care in your new home. Amen.

    • Dear Rita, I am praying for you! The Lord Jesus will meet you there for He promises never to leave you nor forsake you! May He comfort you, encourage your heart and be the Lifter of your head!

      • Dear Rita ..reach up and take His hand every moment.. and “ Bloom where you are now planted”. God has a purpose for you in your new adventure ..He will use you there .Remember , this world is not our home.. and one day you will be reunited with all who truly LOVE YOU. I am 75 and my life also , has changed from a 2000 sq ft home to a 500:basement suite with osteo problems. We focus on our Savior . “ those who live In The shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the “Almighty” Psalm 91:1

    • Rita, your comment here is such a gift to all of us. Thank you for sharing openly, so we may pray specifically. I am praying today that you will feel surrounded on all sides and wrapped up, not abandoned.

  2. Kaitlyn,
    I read this and also clicked on the link you provided for your Here, in the week of it all” series. I cannot tell you how your writing resonates with me and brings me peace that I am not alone. I am living a very heavy 3 years season of grief and loss and change. Your words remind me of His constancy and love and keeping my eyes fixed. Loved the Hillsong “Highlands, Songs on Ascent” and may have it on replay ALL day!!
    Many Blessings for being such a blessing to all, Laura

    • Dear Laura, I am praying for you! May Jesus, the Prince of Peace bring peace to your heart and comfort to your soul!

    • Laura, I’m so glad to hear that Day One of the series was right on time for you! I’ve definitely lost track of the number of times I’ve listened to those song lyrics. 🙂 Choosing a song for each day of the series was surprisingly difficult — there are so many great ones! Several days ended up having two songs – ha! I vote yes to playing that one on repeat.

  3. Dear Laura, I am praying for you! May Jesus, the Prince of Peace bring peace to your heart and comfort to your soul!

  4. Thank you for this reminder. Some days do hold 500 puzzle pieces.

    I’m always excited to see the picture that God is forming as he takes all things and work them together for my good, even those things which don’t seem good.

    Sending you joy,


  5. Some (honestly, most) days I feel like I’ve lost 490 of my 500 puzzle pieces and along the way. Trying to make a complete picture with what I have left isn’t possible. I’m exhausted searching for the missing pieces.

    I also read the last chapter of a book first. I need to know how it ends. Then reading the book is so much more enjoyable as I discover how things go from point A to point B.

    • I’m pausing to pray today that you’ll be able to truly rest well this week instead of scrambling for a piece or two; that you’ll know you’re held and can just be.

  6. Kaitlyn,

    The perfect song for this blog post is Casting Crowns “Praise You in this Storm”. It speaks of us thinking God would have stepped in & saved the day by now. But no. Still we know He is with us giving mercy. So we praise Him in this storm. Psalm 23:4 Yea thou I walk through the valley of shadow of death I will fear no evil. For thou art with me. Thy rod & staff they comfort me. God wants us to know that no matter what we go through He is with us till the end. Go ahead bring your worries, confusion & trials to Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂