Welcome! What you find at this site—which houses some of my writing and posts/pages on a few areas of interest—is merely a set of responses to the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and His flawless word inscripturated for us.
A few years ago, my husband, Tyler, and I conversed about what our most worshipful times of the Lord had been. I found myself responding, “Writing papers for Bible and theology classes.”
I am utterly interested in learning about God. And all that I learn grows my love for Him. In short, I think, study, converse, and read about theology in order to know Him (Proverbs 2:1-5; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Ephesians 1:17; John 17:3; Hosea 6:3; Psalm 111:2). The more of Him I behold, the further I am changed to be the person, the worshiper, God created me to be.
Since growing my understanding in doctrine and theology affords this to me, as a writer I think no less of what might be a joy for others to read as well (1 John 1:4). So, whatever the style of writing, I desire to be faithful to Scripture and highlight truth with my words.
Ultimately, as I study and learn of God, I write in response to Him—His worthiness to be known and worshiped by the people of His creation. For God is great, and greatly to be praised (Psalm 145:3a)!
I started blogging after my first girl, my Noelle, was stillborn in 2013. Yet, I don’t solely write about grief. So you will find two separate blogs here: one of all grief-related posts and the other of everything else. Some of my favorite posts to compose are for my Out of Tomes series, which is full of rich quotations on various passages of Scripture. Some best-liked posts I have written include:
3 Benefits of the Law for Those Under Grace
Book Review: “Lord Willing?”
5 Perspectives for Enduring Panic Attacks
Nourished by Christ in the Wilderness
Speak Scripture into Suffering
70 Prompts for Praising God
Meditations on Dust
I See Your Care for Me
Church Is Home for the Grieving
Don’t Let Suffering Silence Your Prayers
Her Stillborn, Him Sovereign
Hope Good Friday Brings to All Believers
You’ll also find here information about two books I have authored, Made for a Different Land: Eternal Hope for Baby Loss (Hope Mommies 2019) and Keeping the Faith: A Study in Jude (Moody 2020).
Finally, you will see pages related to my grandfather, David J. Hesselgrave (1924-2018), and his teaching on missions.
All His best to you in your studies of, reflection upon, and increasing obedience to the Word.
Thanks for visiting and reading,