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'Mundane Faithfulness' Blogger Kara Tippetts Dies at 38

'Mundane Faithfulness' Blogger Kara Tippetts Dies at 38

Kara Tippetts, the writer of the popular blog “Mundane Faithfulness,” died Sunday, March 22 of breast cancer. Tippetts had been fighting the stage four cancer since 2012. 

The blogger and author of “The Hardest Peace” Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard,” was married to Jason Tippetts and a mother of four. 

She was known by thousands of readers to live life to the fullest with unending joy. 

In a February “Mundane Faithfulness” post, Tippetts wrote, "In the daily battle with cancer one can imagine the countless direction discouragement can come from in one simple day. I am blessed with people who remind me of grace, goodness, what is to come… Some days the encouragement is easily found while other days leave us looking for the deeper story of redemption in anguish."

Tippetts made national headlines last year when she wrote an open letter to Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with terminal cancer who ended her life through physician-assisted suicide. 

Before Maynard underwent the procedure on Nov. 1, Tippetts wrote, “Dear heart, we simply disagree. Suffering is not the absence of goodness, it is not the absence of beauty, but perhaps it can be the place where true beauty can be known. In your choosing your own death, you are robbing those that love you with the such tenderness, the opportunity of meeting you in your last moments and extending you love in your last breaths.”

Blogger Bronwyn Lea wrote of Tippetts, “Her story of her own mundane faithfulness and Jesus’ abundant faithfulness to her in the midst of cancer drew hundreds of thousands in: readers choosing her words of reflection in tragedy over the entertainment of click-bait. We are better off for it. We love more deeply. We are that much more aware, and grateful. We are, for a moment, aware that our opportunities to live and love are, as Ecclesiastes teaches us, short-lived. The merest breath.”

Publication date: March 23, 2015