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A three-time tongue cancer survivor and mama of children from “hard places," Michele Cushatt is a (reluctant) expert on pain, trauma and the deep human need for connection. Her most recent book, "Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves", wrestles with the dogged presence and affection of...

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  1. You are a beautiful author, thank you for your writing this morning. I have had a reaction to the vaccine #2 Moderna and had every side effect on the list, plus one that wasn’t on the list. I am thankful to have this behind me and thankful that I have made it through the lost year alone as a widow. But what is missing is laughter. No one has anything to laugh at now. So the only thing that makes sense is to cling to our faith in Him and cling tight. My mother had tongue cancer, so I know the agony you have endured dear lady.

  2. Dear Michele: You’re living that life (as I reflect upon your compassionate and wise words) as written in Colossians 1:10. Good stuff!! A bit further into the chapter (vv. 24 – 29) Paul elucidates and exhorts our Hope in Christ… THANK YOU, Michele, for doing so herein.

  3. You are a Godsend during these days, and a blessing to thousands who are in need of prayers for healing and restoration!

  4. N.T. Wright wrote an excellent little book about the pandemic.
    To his and your words: God continues to love us. He calls us to love others. He grieves with us. This world is the imperfect.
    I love Dallas Willard’s words. When you follow Jesus, “You are safe in this world.”
    Thank you for another reminder.

  5. Oh, how I needed your words today! Yes, Paul’s words are for me, not just for someone on Facebook that I don’t agree with. Thank you for this reminder. I will pray this into being.

  6. THANKYOU for this ‘right on truthful ‘post . I sat back and confessed my frustration ( 7 th break age 72 this time left wrist 2 bones and fracture across). This year has been nothing but upset so far. January discovering my 13 yr grandson is trans. Then February broken relationship with our son. Of course loneliness no relatives in this province. On and on it goes… but God did say on this earth we would have troubles.. My eyes are on Jesus.. and your post greatly encouraged me .

    • My friend, I see your struggles. Such a heavy load, so many different burdens. You’re not alone! We’re in this together. Much love to you, C. The best is yet to come!

  7. Amen and Amen! Thank you for addressing my feelings at this time. All the conservative e-mails I get from one group of friends I may not send to my more liberal friends. The strain of remembering who believes what is a downer. The church I attend has left us (my husband and me) behind in their liberalness, but the beautiful liturgy remains the same. We still all come together to celebrate the Christ that our God provided for us. Praise God for that!

    Facebook is another topic all together. Less time spent there, and more time spent on this Dayspring website is just the ticket…or maybe the writers from Dayspring could flood Facebook with the Good News!?

  8. Michelle,

    Last year was a whopper for everyone with Covid & election. Now everyone is on edge. Upset over the election, tired of staying indoors & virtual school. We start to snap at each other. I’m right there with you on that-especially when I’m tired or frustrated. The best thing we can do is apologize for our misspoken words. We must remember that we are image bearers of God & as such should show this world His loving kindness. For me that looks like not watching the news & praying for everyone. Remember one day we will soar to our promised land. A place with no more sickness, fear or tears. Praying for strength & patience for everyone as we continue on this journey with Covid.

    Blessings 🙂