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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,
    Praise for the succession of photos you’ve been able to take in that very same spot! Like you said, so beautifully, God shows up each and every day and greets us with a gorgeous sunrise, even if we don’t meet him there to see it. Praise as well, that His mercies are new every day but He is the changeless God. I worship His ineffable name. What a beautiful post to remind me that light in the darkness cannot be ignored and that darkness doesn’t get the final say. His light – His Son has conquered death and darkness forever. Awesome words to start my day!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. Excellent reading. I am scared of the dark. I have been all my life. Even now I am Married I still have to have the curtains open to let Gods night light in. I don’t know where this comes from. But I know I need to trust God and get prayer for it. Too not let the darkness win. I had operation for a histereymony two years ago in October this year. I was not scared going for the operation at all. The Nurse taking me for the operation said I never seen anyone as cam going for an operation like this. I was not going for it because of cancer. It was because of heavy bleeding. I said too the Nurse I have that many people praying for me I don’t need to be scared. When they were putting me to sleep for the operation I was not scared at all. Most people going for any operation say they don’t like the fact of being put to sleep as it too them dark and scary. Especially if not saved. I was not scared at all because I knew God was with me through it all. His word says he will never leave me nor forsake me. Nor God did through the operation. God never for sake you Kaitlyn through your operation all thoes years ago. You like me are still here to tell your story of how God guided the people doing our operations hands to make everything go well. So as we are where we are today. I say Amen and Thank you God for that. So God has also taught me that no matter what Dark problems you are going through in your life. Don’t let the Darkness of them cover you with Darkness of their problems take them to the savior in prayer. He will tell you what too do next. Where to get help if you need more help. So as the Darkness doesn’t have the fanal say. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little

  3. “His mercies are new every morning” is on the wall where I walk in and out of my house…I don’t know where I’d be without His mercies.

    We were beach vacationers for years and then life got in the way. Hoping we can get back to it and start a new tradition with our grand baby.

    Love this & so thankful you’re doing well!!

  4. Kaitlyn, this is so beautiful! What a warm and comforting scene you evoke in my mind! New every morning and yet, thankfully, always the same. Perfect. He will walk with me through good times and challenging times. Praise His holy name!

  5. Love your poetic and truthful writings. I felt such comfort and peace in the way you write a story. God is definitely in them. Your story brought tears and Joy of encouragement to my heart. Thankyou
    May God continue to give you more delightful days to see His love, light and beauty.
    Blessings Dear Child of God ✝️

  6. “And God in His great love was watching both.” I love this ending to your post. Blessings to you.

  7. So beautiful, Kaitlyn! Thanks so much for this encouragement today. The photo is gorgeous — and so is your heart. Thank you for sharing, teaching, and showing by example. Grateful for you! Blessings, Patricia

  8. Thank you for this, it really speaks to me as I’m so in the middle right now and so ready not to be. Not in a health/medical way but in the middle of a divorce where my life is geographically in the same place as it was but otherwise almost completely different as I wait on God’s will for me to be geographically in a different place and to move on to what will become the new normal. I’m so ready to be there and to leave here as here no longer feels right/normal so as I do the pieces I can do, I’m waiting on God to go there first and to pave the way for me to join. . .which finds me very firmly in the middle. . .please pray that I’m out of the middle soon and on to my new beginning. Thank you!!

    • Oh gosh, I get that. More than you know. 🙂 I’ve joked that I wrote an entire book about the in between and yet I keep finding myself right there, somewhere in the middle, as if I’m continually living out the message over and over. I was thinking the other day about my recent blog posts/social media posts and so many of them are about the wilderness, the unknown, the Israelites in the Old Testament, and looking for God’s goodness in the middle.

      I hope you don’t mind me linking to this Instagram post, but it came to mind while reading your comment… https://www.instagram.com/p/BxSWl7mBtBu/

      I will be thinking of you this week, Kimberly, and praying that you’ll feel His presence – see His goodness – right where you are.

      • Hi Kaitlyn,

        Thank you so much, I really appreciate it and I so get what you are saying. There have been so many times that I have felt like I’m in the wilderness especially in the last few years and sometimes I think, am I missing it? Is there something I’m doing or not doing to make an 11 day trip take 40 years ? Am I missing the lesson? Failing the test? I trust God, I’m just not sure that I always know how to proceed correctly.

        Thank you for the link, I like what you wrote a lot! I’m so ready to be out of the wilderness and just want whatever adventure God has planned next for me. Please keep me in your prayers 🙂

    • Kimberly,

      Sweet sweet sister praying for you now. May you feel God near you always-His presence a light in your darkness. May He quickly guide your steps & help you move on hopefully to something better.
      Know that He cares for & sees you all the time. He sends sunrises & sunsets to light our way out of darkness.

      Blessings 🙂

      • Hi Beth,

        Thank you so much for your prayers and your kind words, I really appreciate it!! I had a second job interview today for a job that could take me out of the middle and away geographically from everything I’m going through now and could make me a financially independent woman again. Not sure if this particular move will be God’s will for me but praying that I will recognize His will for my next steps in this journey.

        Please keep me in your prayers 🙂

  9. Kaitlyn,

    This post is beautiful, just like you. Your words washed over me, reminding me God shows up every single day in every situation. Our paths haven’t crossed as much lately, and I am so glad they did today. Sharing!
    You are a BLESSING. Maree

  10. Kaitlyn, your words always minister my soul. God has used you and your circumstances to bless others in so many beautiful ways. I’m grateful. Thank you for always clearing away the clutter to share the messages that matter the most. You write with beautiful authenticity and soaring faith. You’re a blessing.

    • Tears in my eyes reading this, Susan – “Thank you for always clearing away the clutter to share the messages that matter the most. You write with beautiful authenticity and soaring faith.” Thank you. Thank you so much.

  11. Kaitlyn,

    The pictures are gorgeous. So glad you got to continue taking those pics on the deck & finally got to the water. God has ways of talking to us that we miss continually. Each day is a special gift from Him. We need to treasure it & His marvelous sunrises. Don’t miss out on His sky painting. When we find ourselves in the middle of life’s messy darkness we need to look up to God. He paints the sky each morning & night to remind us He sees & cares for us. His mercies are new each day. We should start the day out by thanking Him for everything-especially another day on this spinning globe. We can all use these reminders daily. Thanks.

    Blessings 🙂

  12. “What is true in the light is just as true in the dark.” Thank you for your words of truth, Kaitlyn. I love it when God reminds me of things like that: the sun comes up whether or not I’m there to watch. Thank you for being willing to be vulnerable. My dad has actually been fighting a brain tumor since I was almost two, and he had his second surgery in January. Since then, he’s been on chemo, radiation, and right now is taking something called Avastin, which is supposed to stop excess growth of blood vessels so the tumor will have nothing to feed it. It’s always cool to meet someone with a similar story. Thanks again for letting the Holy Spirit write through you, both here and in the story of your life.

    • Oh man, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My dad was very sick last year and while it wasn’t a brain tumor, I understand a bit of what a scary prognosis can feel like. I hope his second surgery was successful? Praying for you and the doctors now.

  13. Thank you so much for your post. I am standing in faith waiting and your words, “What is true in the light is just as true in the dark. There is good news, a promise that is sure, a hand to hold onto and a Love that is forever coming.” have brought tears to my eyes and I am so grateful that you share what’s on your heart. I am reading this at a time when I feel like life is the most challenging it has ever been. Your words touched me and reminded me that it will be ok. There is a plan and He is there through it all. You are in my prayers and I look forward to reading your posts as long as you are writing and sharing! Thank you!

    • Jolene, I’m so sorry to hear you’re walking through such a difficult time. There are no words I can say to patch things up in an instant, but I hope you’ll feel the kind presence of Jesus walking beside you. You aren’t alone, whether Promised Land or wilderness or somewhere in between.

  14. I love your photo journal of God’s beauty and faithful showing -up. Somehow I thought it would be a photo of YOU each summer. That can always start, too! (also a great photo journal!) shared.

  15. Well, this is a lesson we all must learn, at one point or another when darkness seems stronger than the light. Not all of us have to have such a frightening and life-threatening surgery, but some do. Thanks for sharing of your experience and how you’ve trusted God through it all. He is always faithful and I will especially remember your words, “What is true in the light is just as true in the dark.” Celebrating your life with you and thanking God for all his blessings.