About the Author

Robin is the author of For All Who Wander, her relatable memoir about wrestling with doubt that reads much like a conversation with a friend. She's as Southern as sugar-shocked tea, married to her college sweetheart, and has three children. An empty nester with a full life, she's determined to...

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  1. Sobbing and smiling at the same time! Thank you for sharing! Sending you big hugs and praying for every single member of your family! And for your kind friends as well! May you all continue to experience God’s peace, God’s power, and God’s amazing love!

    • Bomi,

      There is something so sweet about a solidarity of tears and smiles. In the mystical ways of God, we can carry both simultaneously. Thank you for your encouragement and blessing this morning :).

  2. We are physically spent. A ministry I’ve recently been called to coordinate is in need of tweaking but the dominoes of moving forward require me to wait on others to meet with others to then meet with me to make a game plan. Time is ticking & I can’t see how we can possibly train new volunteers in time for a fall kick off if we don’t have a time set to plan to plan yet. I’m mentally tired just thinking about it. In God’s timing back in December I was gifted a week’s vacation by my employer for 39 years of employment. Date set for next week. God knew we needed this break way before my boss thought to be so generous. He is so gracious to love us well! He knows the beginning from the end, the end from the beginning & provides ALL our needs in each step. I want to simultaneously sleep for a week & play tourist in our favorite beach resort. God will enable! And He knows exactly how the ministry will move forward even as I can’t see it yet. Waiting on others’ timing & agendas is hard but praise Him waiting on Him is not in vain! Blessings! May you continue to see God in the details of the hard in your family’s lives.(((0)))

    • Ruth,

      “Waiting on others’ timing & agendas is hard but praise Him waiting on Him is not in vain!” <-- Yes! loved that! And I pray your time in your favorite place is restorative and refreshing.

  3. Robin it is amazing how God know everything about us even before we know it ourselves and even better than we know it ourselves. God has many ways of surprising us especially when we think we lost all. We no hope we think why us. But we have to trust God know he knows what he is doing put all in his hands. When we are down things are not good we have to be able know we can trust God and go him in prayer and Go will help us through what we are going through at the time we are going through what we are going through. No matter what it is you are going through. Like me all those years ago when I was taking seizures out of the blue because of women problems. That made my hormones go up the left. I was not well. It was scary time for my Husband back then. I on tablets to help them not happen as often. I still take the odd one. But no where near as many as did away back then. God was good then and is today. God taught us me and my Husband how to cope then and today with them. We thank God for every day I don’t take a seizure. It so good God worked away out with my Husband job that he could leave me to my Dad’s and pick me up when finished his work so as I no left on my own. Incase I take a seizure. When I at my Dad’s I able to help my Dad who is elderly by doing his house for him that he not able to do. But can wash and dress himself. So it good and God was he worked that out for us. Even the way he worked all out for you Robin and your family. See God knows the bigger picture and the future of things even before we do. All we have and need to do is put our trust in him and leave it with him. The way we can do that is by taking it to him in prayer and leaving it with him and trusting him and not doubting but believing he will do what he says. That he has heard our prayers. Love today’s reading Robin. How you share what God did in your situation and look how it worked out for your good. I say Amen to that. What mighty God we serve faithful in every way. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx keeping you all incourage in prayer xx

    • Dawn,

      ” See God knows the bigger picture and the future of things even before we do. All we have and need to do is put our trust in him and leave it with him.” <-- That first sentence offers such assurance, doesn't it? And the second sentence is so simple...but so hard.

  4. AMEN! I’ve been struggling lately! Please keep me and my Mama Linda in your prayers!

  5. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful and thoughtful family ! What a beautiful surprise !
    I just turned 60 also, but mostly in silence. Thanks for sharing your story.

  6. A beautiful story, Robin! Thank you! And may God richly bless you and your family.

  7. I just want you to know I’m sobbing, soggy, wet, uncontrollable tears after reading your story! One of my go-to songs right now is God Is In This Story… and he sure was in yours! Your 2023 was my summer 2022. One bad thing after another. Relationship ending. Job loss. Life turned upside down. But God was there when I lost my job and had the most amazing thing lined up for me! God was there a few months later when I turned 50! God has been with me as I’ve walked through the grief of losing a relationship that I treasured more than gold. God is in MY story too, and I’m counting on a GOOD ending. Bless you for sharing.

    • ((hugs)) Angela… 🙂

      What is often times difficult for us to remember is what feels like the END of our story is actually the MIDDLE. I find a lot of comfort in that thought. Thank you so much for reading and sharing a little about what we have in common.

  8. Good story to read this morning. God’s always with us. We’ve been thru rough times as well and we pray and trust in God as there’s something that does show up or help is given when asked for.

  9. All I can do is thank you for your transparency and thank God for His timing. I have been heartbroken over all the physical suffering my “little” brother has experienced the last two years having constant surgeries without relief. He will turn 60 this week and is facing another operation this month. I haven’t been able to be with him as he lives states away and I have been on crutches myself. I am in my sixties, too. Tomorrow I have to speak for an event for seniors, and my heart has been so heavy that I was concerned I would leave the precious ladies attending without the gift of God’s hope. Thank you for your reminder that God is in control when everything in our lives screams that He isn’t. May the Lord bless you, Robin. Aging and pain are hard, but you reminded me that God is always good.

    • Christina,

      I’m praying for you today as you speak! I believe God has just the right words for you to encourage those seniors. Your focus is on Him, and I’m confident the Spirit will bless you in speaking, and hearers, in hearing :).

  10. Thank you for your candid sharing. Yes, our GOD who created us, knows everything about us. I find that very comforting.
    HE is such a loving, caring, compassionate and faithful GOD.
    Life is precious and I am so pleased that your children and good friends planned this meaningful and beautiful celebration to mark your important birthdays. A belated Happy birthday to both of you.
    May the LORD bless and shine HIS Face upon you and your family and grant you HIS peace.

  11. Robin,

    God knows everything. Nothing surprises Him. December 2021 God changed my part time job to full time benefitted. Last fall the job duties suddenly changed. I was super unhappy to say the least. The job itself is still the same, but my outlook is a tiny bit better. Seems lately God is giving me interviews for other jobs more up my alley. I had one today (05/12/23) about 10 or so minutes from home with a company I want to work for. He knows what’s best for us. I cling to Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not for harm To give you a hope & a future.”

    Praying for your sister . May God send healing & comfort as you await results.

    Blessings 🙂