Being OK

I wish I could remember how I first stumbled upon Stacey Thacker's blog. Perhaps it was through (in)courage, as I was reading through the list of contributors and realized that she also has four daughters. I don't remember. But when I did start reading her blog, I realized that I had found the voice of a friend in very similar life circumstances.
Stacey had just released the book co-written with a fellow blogger called Hope For The Weary Mom. It was during our season of moving and moving and moving again. Of waiting for things to line up so we could build our house. Of more waiting. It was a weary season and her words spoke clearly to my tired heart.
I kept reading Stacey's blog as well as her sites Mothers Of Daughters and Hope For The Weary Mom, finding the words written there to be comforting, transparent and full of the hope we have in Christ.

So when I read that Stacey was starting a new book, I couldn't wait to read it. It was a book about those moments in life that disappoint us. When things sometimes spin out of our control and our hearts hurt from the weight of it. Those times when we really aren't okay with where we are. I was chosen to be on the Launch Team and had the opportunity to read an advanced copy. I'm so thankful that I did!
Have you ever been there? Maybe you're there right now. Struggling to find the joy in every day life when you are so disappointed with a situation or circumstance in your life. This book is all about how God helped Stacey deal with those moments. not just that, but it's full of stories from God's Word telling of how the Lord wants us to handle those hard times.
I would highly recommend that each of you to read this book. Even if you aren't feeling disappointed with your life right now, chances are you will at some point. Why not be ready to see disappointment with the filter of God's Word?!
Stacey would like to giveaway a digital copy of her book to one of my readers! Please note that this is a PDF copy that can be read on a computer, iPad, Kindle, etc. and not a print copy. (We're saving trees!)
To enter, just leave a comment. That's it! The giveaway will close on September 10 at noon. Stacey will email the winner their copy of the book soon after that. And if you don't win - go buy this book! It's one you will appreciate having on your shelves!

The giveaway has now ended. Comment #5 is the winner! Congratulations, Julie!


  1. Thanks Jackie! What an honor to have you read and share the book!

    I appreciate you!

  2. OK, here's my comment...cause I would love to read this, but cannot afford to buy it just yet. Please pick me :)

  3. This sounds like it might be a great help to my sister right now!

  4. Hello Jackie! I had to think really hard what the name of your blogspot was and.....then I remembered...yay for me! ;)So glad I found you again. I really enjoy reading your blog!

    I remember at one point (awhile ago) reading about some of the curriculum you are or will be using (not even sure if it was this year, or last). Anyway, I am really looking to change our history/science curriculum and I vaguely remember that when I read about the one you were using, I thought...hmmm, remember this. But did I? No! Do you remember when this was?

    I'm guessing you could find it easier than me. I would love to read your thoughts on it again.

    Thanks, Melisa Garber

  5. I am leaving a comment because I feel like I need to read this book. The recent tragedy that has gone on in our lives, while I am trusting God and feel comfort with and in Him, I am still heartbroken. Julie LaFaver

  6. I too feel I could benefit from this book during this time in my life :) Hope I win! If not - best wishes to the winner!

  7. This looks like a great read!

  8. This would be very encouraging to read right now. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  9. I really enjoy reading encouraging books. This sounds like one that needs to be on my reading list. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh my goodness, I could use some encouragement right now! This looks like a great tool for just about anyone. We all go through difficult times :)

  11. "When things sometimes spin out of our control and our hearts hurt from the weight of it."

    This describes my life perfectly right now.


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