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Mary is a writer and speaker who lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons – but lives because of God’s grace. She writes about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places at MaryCarver.com. Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.

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  1. thank you for sharing your thoughts ,Jesus Christ is indeed our hope, and strong tower our rock in a weary land.

  2. True words. Our Lord is the only hope. Our Master, Father, Prince of Peace, the Healer of all matters.

  3. Happy Thursday Mary. Thank you for the beautiful message of hope and security found only by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. I to live in Kansas City. Maybe we are neighbors. God bless you Mary. ❤

  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post and the movie review, which I plan to see.

  5. Mary,

    These past years have sapped us of our emotions. Seems our dreams, & desires have died. We desperately yearn for something to hope in again. Many of us have placed our hope in people, places or things like the race horse. None of that suffices. It only leaves us empty & wanting more. Our true living source of hope is Jesus Christ. The author & perfecter of our dreams. He will never ever let us down. Praying everyone puts their hope & trust in Jesus alone. He is the only one who deserves it.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. Oh my thank you so very much. Very well written and exactly what I needed to hear. Extremely informative.