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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, thank you for your post! I appreciated reading it this morning.

    Especially “ Maybe your 2024 is off to a great start. Maybe it’s February 19th and this year has already wiped you out. Or maybe you’re somewhere in between, taking small steps forward with hope and a heavy heart.”

    The in between is where I am. Hope and a heart that is still beating. 🙂

  2. Kat-
    Thank you for speaking to my present struggle by sharing your past few years. Your tenacity is inspiration and exactly what I needed to simply put my feet on the path.
    Be well,

  3. “I almost threw up. I could barely wipe the smile off my face.” Ain’t that life, though?! Wow Kaitlyn, thank you for showing up for yourself and bringing us along with you. This is tremendously inspiring

  4. Thank you! Beautifully written, so true! I thank Him for the blessing of a new day each day that I awaken, then I slowly get my arthritic body out of bed. Not able to take pain medication due to a seizure disorder, I am blessed that our Jesus and Heavenly Father blesses me daily and co ears me with heavenly blessings. Thank you for your words today, it is wonderful sisters in Christ like you that He sends to each of us to help us through. Blessings and love to you and all at Imcourage ❤️

  5. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

    I feel your pain when it comes to running! (I try to be gentle with myself, and just get 6000 steps in a day. No running for me.)I’m so glad you were able to complete your goal and I pray your health continues to allow you to accomplish hard things.

  6. Thank you for sharing this story from your heart. It resonates with me. Battle on, dear one! With God by your side.

  7. Isaiah 40:31 makes this promise: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (NIV).

    Amen \0/

  8. Kaitlyn, thank you or sharing more of ‘your story’. As others like myself read it, we can relate to the physical struggles and are encouraged by your ‘never-give-up, never-give-in’ attitude. God was walking every mile with you, as He does with all who believe in Him. May God continue to bless you with the healing you need, and the spirit to continue sharing your story.

  9. I am so glad God is not like us humans. I can’t make goals like Bible Study and feel okay if I don’t study and prepare for my next class.

    I know the wisdom and instruction I ask God to supply is there for me and whatever success is achieved is from God.

    I didn’t treat my three Girls that way. I always wanted them to try extra hard and do their best in all activities because God Blessed them with gifts and talents they should use. I was taught that style of parenting as a child. I wish I had not pressed so hard.

    My Girls are beautiful young adults. They are endeavoring to help others by their educational training and professional development.

    Thank You Lord for Helping me and my children.


    God’s Beloved Daughter

  10. Kaitlyn,

    Congratulations on your walking/running goals. From mid Nov. 2021 till now have been a roller coaster of emotions. My unit (hospital) got shut down & I was moved to an ICU Covid unit. Then they hired me full-time. One day the other clerical quit. I went from clerical duties to stocking 28 rooms. Suddenly another unit opened under ICU. I inquired about it & made it clear that I would love it. Now I’m doing more clerical duties & I feel like I’m more useful. Through that journey God was with me. He is the one who gave me both jobs. Keep on Hoping in the Lord & see what He will do.

    Blessings 🙂

  11. Kaitlyn,

    As always, thank you for sharing. You have such a beautiful gift in writing and your words always touch my heart. Congratulations on making your running goal! Sending a big virtual hug sister!