unearthingHope

My Blog is named unearthingHope because sometimes it takes some digging to find.  I started writing unearthingHope to share my journey of faith and hope through many, many though life transitions. Finding clarity in my faith, led to hope even in the most difficult...

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3 Things I’m Learning About Me by Caring for My Dad

3 Things I'm Learning About Me by Caring for My Dad   13 years ago my dad called me while I was at work.  He said, “Rayna, I’m worried.  I think something is wrong with my memory.”  My response was, "Oh dad, don’t worry about it.  We don’t’ know what normal aging...

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Review by Rayna: No Easy Jesus

No Easy Jesus:  How the Toughest Choices Lead to the Greatest Life No Easy Jesus is an honest look at the Jesus we have made Him out to be.  Many of us got to know Jesus and were excited about our relationship with Him years ago.  Things were great but then life...

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Review by Rayna: No More Faking Fine

No More Faking Fine:  Ending the Pretending The title itself is one we all relate to I think.  We have all faked it during seasons of life and frankly I’m not sure there is any other way to make it  in public and on the job but the one time we NEVER have to fake it is...

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Get Real with God through Lament

Get Real with God through Lament Ending the Pretending   It’s Sunday morning and you like me are headed into church.  Each person passed offers a courteous greeting like, “Good Morning!”  “Hi!  How are you?”  “Good thanks and you?”  or “Fine, thanks!” The truth...

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2 Revealing Truths about Jesus and Transitions

     Since transition is never far from my mind I was recently talking with Jesus about transitions and He helped me to think about what a major transition His birth here on earth must have been. Think about it, Jesus was there in the beginning and created the world,...

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Review by Rayna: Choose to THRIVE

Choose to THRIVE is a challenging book written for high-achieving women.  Debbie's style of direct and to the point communication style is refreshing.  She openly shares her challenges and life experience in order to encourage her reader to address her own issues. In...

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Finding HOPE While Living with Loss

Finding HOPE While Living with Loss     Loss has visited close to home recently.  From a good friend who lost her mom to a dear friend who lost her battle with cancer.  Loss is difficult for everyone. How do we find hope in the midst of loss is a difficult question to...

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Review by Rayna: The Kindness Challenge

The Kindness Challenge:  30 Days to Improve Any Relationship   I am a big fan of Shaunti Feldhahn’s books.  I love the way research helps us understand ourselves and others better.  The Kindness Challenge is no different! One of the most interesting facts...

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Do You See Your Spouse as Grace from God?

As Valentine’s Day arrived this year I received a very sweet card from my farmer.  He is usually the funny card kind guy so the card he chose for me this year really touched me. I am so thankful for him in my life.  Moving beyond divorce and the disappointment, shame...

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