About the Author

Kayla Craig is the author of “To Light Their Way" and "Every Season Sacred" and creator of Liturgies for Parents. A former journalist, she’s adamant about paying attention and staying curious. She writes the popular "Year of Breath" devotional newsletter and lives in Iowa with her husband and four wild,...

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  1. Wow! I took so many pieces of what you shared and wrote it into my journal and also shared it with a friend who is going through a winter season. You have explained hope in a beautiful way. Thank you.

  2. Hello Kayla!

    Thank you for sharing. Your story is inspiring. Yes, Hope with expectancy; Believing God that He will do for us according to His promises. Just have hope and trust in the Lord, He will come through in every circumstances.

    Continue to inspire others.

    Be blessed .

  3. Kayla, my heart and soul and spirit so needed all your thoughts and words today. The bit of encouragement that my heart needed and had almost given up on. God bless you, for opening up my heart today, to hang on a little longer with hope. I needed this and will share with others that so needed too! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all these beautiful and healing words.

  4. Yes ma’am, having Hope everyday is what I function on with Faith that the Holy Spirit will Comfort my heart, Convict me when I am wrong, help me choose wisely and be quick to forgive myself and others.

    Having children is my most pleasant mission in life. It was difficult physically and emotionally. I’m certain that I changed in several ways. I was stronger after my three daughters were born. It’s easier for me to stand firm for my daughters. I’m willing to wait for them to mature. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to become a better mother. And I know that they belong to God first. I’m willing to learn from them and I allow them to disagree with me.

    I enjoy giving them gifts and now I am learning to receive gifts from them. Sometimes I get financial support also since I am disabled to work due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. I don’t like being limited physically or otherwise but that’s when I get to practice my patience and faith during Prayer. I am learning that asking for help is what God expects from His children.

    Keep Hope Alive !


  5. Kayla,

    Hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in His faithfulness. Sometimes life is full of trials & feels stressful. You can’t seem to find any light in the darkness. In those times you need to cry out to Jesus asking Him to give you a glimpse of hope. God sends glimmers of hope to me through friends, family, & even warm sunny days.

    Blessings 🙂