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. Change the details and this has been my life for too long! But God!!! I am so thankful for His steadfast love! One day at a time, often just “do the next thing”. He gives “strength for the day, bright hope for tomorrow”. I am His and He is mine!!

    • Joanne…first (((hugs)))

      But yes! We can’t change our circumstances but we sure can change our response to them. That seems to be what you’re doing and have done.

  2. Thank you for this today! When I get to feeling sorry for myself, remembering what God has already done for me always helps. I love what you said about creating “alters of remembrance” in our hearts. And when I remember that Jesus is praying for us (making intercession) it gives me great comfort. I am thankful for the (in)courage devotionals, and all of you wonderful writers!

  3. This was such a good reminder! While I’m blessed to be in a season where I feel a lot of gratitude easily and am frolicking in fall, this was so humbling to be reminded that feelings of gratitude and thankfulness might not be coming so easily for my sisters in Christ. There is so much going on around the world and in the personal lives of our sisters that are visible and secret, let’s not forget to encourage, support, and be praying for them in this season!

  4. I’m so thankful for those who share their stories with us. It’s not easy but it’s to help others reach out to God when they have struggles. We Pray and expecting immediate relief. When that doesn’t happen, we feel hurt and sometimes rejected in life. God had “perfect” timing. We don’t know that until we experience it.

    I’m 64 years old and I am still learning to wait with a great attitude.

    Life is a Journey, travel with God’s grace and mercy.


    Happy Thanksgiving

    • Brenda,

      I’m thankful for others who share the truth of their circumstances, too. We NEED each other, don’t we? Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.


  5. Robin, thank you so much for this. I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles. Life can just be so darn hard sometimes, and I’m so thankful for you and all the (in)courage writers. You often put words to my pain and it helps! Thank you!

  6. Robin, I am so sorry to read about your sister and your husband’s job loss. While I can’t relate to the first, the job loss is all to familiar. Thank you for sharing your story and for being an encourager.

  7. Robin,

    When I get to feeling down I make a thankful or gratitude list. The list has 150+ items on it. They range from home in Heaven & salvation, car,, house, hubby, on down to small things like living in mountains, nice weather & pens. Never thought to call it my alters of remembrance.

    P.S. Prayers for peace & God’s healing hands to be on your sister. Asking God for a new job for your husband & for God to send calming peace while you both await His perfect timing. May God guide the doctors to a cure for your sister-in-law. Prayers for safe travels for you daughter & some peace & calm for you.

    Blessings 🙂