Hope Amidst the Heartache

Me choosing not to let the rain put a damper on my spirit…there’s too much beauty for that.

In all honesty, this week has already been a difficult one…

The tasks are greater; mornings, earlier; nights, later; hours longer; demands, harder, and the to-do list seems to never get “done.” Many days, though I wake up with optimism, I feel tired before the day begins…

Nevertheless, I’m thankful.

Thankful for new opportunities and new adventures.

For meaningful milestones with my children, my marriage and in my relationships.

I’m thankful for new clients and new business.

…and the health to navigate the unchartered territory through which He will never leave me.

For a moment I considered complaining about my challenges; but, I was reminded that, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

The moral of the story?

Fret not. He promised He will never leave you nor forsake you.

I’m so glad I don’t have to walk alone. Though it’s just the beginning, I’m looking forward to the long weekend ahead.


6 thoughts on “Hope Amidst the Heartache

  1. Oh, Dr. Brown….I can feel this piling up on you as your words progress in that opening paragraph. I feel this deeply. I will hold on to your gratitude and try to remember it for myself, when I am feeling the weight of my own world.

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    1. Hello, amyilene!!!

      I miss seeing your name! Your interpretation is completely accurate.

      I’m happy to say that this week has been full, but in a good way, too. Yesterday, I began teaching a research and writing class at Denver Seminary.

      Sharing my love for writing with enthusiastic adults was a lot of work, but so much more rewarding than I could ever have imagined!
      I’m certainly enjoying this next milestone in my career as an educator.

      Thanks so much for reading.


  2. Your expressions ignite hope in me as I struggle with health issues, but my faith keeps me balanced, you are such an amazing woman who is talented, beautiful and very spiritual connected. What an honor for me to be connected to such a great person. be blessed.

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    1. Thank you, Dr. Ashley! It is heartwarming to know that I can inspire one of my greatest mentors 🙂 Over a decade after we worked together at the Hospital District, I’m still learning from you. Thank you for setting such a wonderful example. I’m following in your footsteps! ~Dr. Brown


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