God has equipped you for this season. He has made you strong. Walk in it. Chin high, shoulders back. And fight for what’s important. Fight for connection, privacy, wisdom … these moments are full of wonder and wretchedness. God will use these days.
Meet Kate Merrick. She’s an author, speaker, mom of three, and the cofounder of the Reality family of churches with her husband Britt. She also specializes in making up dances to The Greatest Showman soundtrack, riding a surfboard, horse, or roller skates, and adding more butter to pretty much everything. She lives in Carpinteria, California with her family, five chickens, two goats, and two miniature donkeys.
Kate’s new book is Here Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overcoming World.
She also has another book, And Still She Laughs: Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering, which tells the story of her losing her daughter to cancer.
Kate is all joy and I’m glad for you to know her better. Here she is:
- Kate’s new book: Here Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overcoming World.
- Kate’s interview on DD Episode 21
- Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
- Justin Earley on DD Episode 79
- Join the Dear Daughters Launch Team
KATE’S LETTER TO HER YOUNGER SELF
Dear 34 year old Kate,
“Yes, this is heinous, this awful cancer diagnosis.” And, “You are ultimately not in control, but God is.” I want to say, “Honey, sweet, sweet mama, you’ve got to trust God. Worrying only gives you ulcers and makes everyone around you anxious.” I want to say, “God has equipped you for this season. He has made you strong. Walk in it. Chin high, shoulders back. And fight for what’s important. Fight for connection, privacy, wisdom, for your son who is thrown in the middle of the crisis. These moments are full of wonder and wretchedness. God will use these days.”
Want to write a letter to your younger self?
… grateful, grateful for Davis sharing their music for the DD Podcast. :)