Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.
– Isaiah 48:10

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by Kerry Tittle
After the Thanksgiving décor was packed away, little eyes looked at me with obvious expectation. My heart hurt knowing the unspoken excitement of decorating for Christmas was upon us and so was another year of grief. How can such a joyous and opportune time to teach children be so heavy?

Battlefields and Gauntlets

Battlefields and Gauntlets

by Kerry Tittle

A few years ago I was asked to tell my story at a Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) national conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There was nothing unusual about this until a man walked in the room. There in the front row sat David Powlison. I made it through but not without the overwhelming feeling of insecurity and inability. Then it happened. The email that announced his diagnosis with stage IV pancreatic cancer. WHY God!?!

Five Years and Still Hoping Against Hope

Five Years and Still Hoping Against Hope

By Kerry Tittle
1,826 days. 43,829 hours. My new world doesn’t seem that old, but the numbers say it has been five years since the tornado ripped through and destroyed my life taking my husband and precious daughters. Five years since I have heard their laugh. Five years since we had a trauma free life. Five years.
But I recently was struck by this statement about Abraham: “In hope he believed against hope.” Romans 4:18a

Life can be bumpy and sometimes children get hurt

This imaginative tale, straight from the heart of a child, can help children and parents find hope and healing in the greatest story of all — the gospel.