July 18, 2014 - Radical Hope

“What people see when they look at us is how we respond to difficulties, how we behave when it really matters. Is our faith grounded, or do we fall apart when trouble comes our way? I will do what He has called me to do, and pray for His grace and His mercy. We praise God, not for the expected results, but for the situation just as it is. Praise is not based on what we think, or hope will happen in the future.”

~ Gwen: Her private journal four days before she died