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Jill is a writer, speaker, pastor, and author of five books. She specializes in faith and the next generation. She likes to travel, grow flowers, and break into random musical numbers. She believes in grace, kindness, justice, dark chocolate, and Earl Grey.

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  1. Jill, I appreciate the way your words have sent my brain searching for signs of hope here on the home front. We squint into the distance and strain our eyes sometimes looking for big changes, but, as you have so beautifully said here, God sends His reassurances for a better future in all kinds of small and unexpected ways. I’m so happy for you that this sign along the trail has come, and may you continue to heal and grow in strength.

  2. Oh my goodness. This post resonates deep within me. My hair fell out too–the doctors didn’t inform me it might happen, so when I stood in the shower 2 months after 2 major surgeries, I just stood there bawling while pulling out fistful after fistful of hair. I was wondering what else would come along like a thief to steal my joy.

    My one-year accident anniversary will be the day after Thanksgiving, and fortunately my hair has grown back in (but not before I chopped my shoulder length locks into a pixie)… There is hope, major hope that is now instilled in my soul because of all that the Lord has brought me through this past year. This year’s Thanksgiving will truly be a time of thanksgiving for this girl!

  3. Jill,

    Those in-between spaces are hard. Going through trials/tribulations isn’t easy, but God is there helping us get through to the other side. He does give us hope anew each day. The sun shines brightly showing beautiful fall colors. This world calls for big & flashy changes/rewards. God often sends quiet reminders of His grace & hope. Look up after a rain storm & you might see a rainbow, flowers blooming after winter. God uses our trails to grow us spiritually, mentally & physically. We then can help others in their growth. Thankful hair is growing back & hey not gray!!

    Blessings 🙂