I’m not going to run from it. There’s no point in running … it’ll be here when I come back anyway. This is just part of my story. It’s what makes me love my friends better and deeper. It’s what makes me pray for my children harder. It’s what makes me splay myself open to each one of you, my unknown audience. And it’s the thing that compels me again and again back to Jesus, who knows and sees and understands and heals, and when I’m open, fills me.

Elisabeth Corcoran is the author of He Is Just That Into You: Stories of a Faithful God who Pursues, Engages, and Has No Fear of Commitment (WinePress), In Search of Calm: Renewal for a Mother’s Heart (Xulon), and Calm in My Chaos: Encouragement for a Mom’s Weary Soul (Kregel). All of her books can be purchased on Amazon or through her website at www.elisabethcorcoran.com.

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Publication date: May 1, 2012