About the Author

Sarah Valente lives, emboldened by grace, in the mountains of northern New Mexico with her husband and five breathtaking children.

Recent Posts

Reader Interactions

Comments

  1. I don’t know how you ‘wrapped this up’ so neatly and succinctly, but it’s a stunning account of a messy, chaotic time. Thank you for being able to share it! I look forward to visiting your site!

  2. What an amazing incounter you had with your Lord. “Be still and know that I am God” is of value to all of us. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

  3. And His words to me were, “I am enough. I AM Enough.” And He was and He is and by His grace I have an intact family. Thank you for communicating a part of your story in such a beautiful way dear sister. Deb

  4. I must say…”wow!”. God is with us through all of the yuckiness in our lives. Handling it in a way that is filled with God’s grace and mercy and power is the challenge we are faced with. Thank you for putting it in the way you did. Thank you for reminding to use our tongues to spread His love and grace not division and pain.

  5. “We can talk a problem to death, can’t we?” Yes we can. And by we I mean me. What a gentle Saviour…there is so much wrapped up in those simple words: “Hush, baby, hush!” Not “be quiet” or – even worse “shut up.” And “baby.” Wow, an acknowledgment of where we are in time of crisis, and what we need. Thanks to Jesus for knowing us and loving us well.

    This was good. Really good.

  6. I have been there. Almost exactly. And when I spoke, I found my self saying the words “I forgive you” before I even realized it. That could only have been God, but you know that 🙂 God is so good at protecting me in all things, even those I don’t know about. Protecting, and yet allowing, even encouraging me to change for the better through all those unlivable moments. And so we live through them, through God:) Thank you so much for sharing and putting to words what I could not for a long time:)

  7. Wow. This is am amazing piece, and such a great lesson. I read it on my phone on the bus this morning, and I’ve been thinking about it since then. Thank you for this.

  8. As women talking is so natural – a part of who we are. Any time with hold our tongue it is truly by the power of the Lord! I pray for more moments of silence and fewer words so that my words will be valued more not less!

    Thanks for sharing this very true and very honest lesson today!

  9. This is amazing Sarah. It takes great love, I think, to learn the lesson of listening. It is one of those lessons I seem to have to learn over and over again. I am thankful for grace.

  10. Two years ago my husband and I were at a crossroads-he was flirting (pun intended) with the waters of destruction. The confrontation that ensued did wake the neighbors. Our path to remain together may have been much more smooth if only I had been able to hush… Your blog has been such a blessing to me as we continue our recovery and journey together! Thank you so much for all that you have shared of your life and your family.