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  1. One of my favorite lines from a great Switchfoot song is “The shadow proves the sunshine”…your post was yet another reminder of that truth. Awesomeness!

  2. I am amazed at how God uses our children to teach us things. It’s actually quite humbling, if we are receptive to the teaching, to think that a child is to be taken care of by a parent but really, looking at it spiritually, they are taking care of us.

  3. I have just come through a very dark valley… there was a humongous cloud following me like Eeyore…. but I knew that the Light was there with me always and once again He has proved HImself faithful….this is a wonderful story of hope and I would love to read it all… God bless you!!!!

  4. I would love to have a copy of her book. We have gone through infertility, secondary infertility, miscarriage, then back to secondary infertility. I could use some words by someone who has been there.

  5. This seems like it would be a great book to read for myself but also a great resource as I minister to others…family and friends.
    I appreciate all the encouraging posts that you have had. Thanks!

  6. Thank you for sharing! I have just spent 2 hours with a friend whose life is currently in the midst of many shadows and I was wondering what to do, what to say, how to pray. This post has encouraged me to stand with her in hope because of whom we have placed our hope in, God our refuge; our light.

  7. Ditto! It was what I needed to hear on so many levels. I am feeling down today—-overwhelmed that the Lord has decided that there are many situations I need to “deal with” in my life right now. I am weary as I feel like we have walked through Valleys for so many years and I simply do not want to deal with these things right now. I was just seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel as far as familial situations and life choices. Finally feeling free of many burdens and yet now, he knows that I need to “deal” with more situations. I want to trust Him—I want to walk knowing the Light controls the shadows! I NEEDED to hear this truth today so badly. thank you.
    And please, if my name were to somehow come as the winner of your book, I would ask that you pass it on to another sister—I have had many looses in my life but I have never had the traumatic loos of a child so I would want someone who has walked that walk to be blessed! TIA. Blessings :0).

  8. * When trials threaten to overshadow me, I can rest in the refuge of the shadow of His wing.*
    I am going to put that on paper on a frame on my desk with your name. Just thinking it gives me comfort. Thank you.

  9. The Switchfoot song came to mind…”The Shadow Proves the Sunshine”. My daughter loved that song and said it meant so much to her in Botswana where the shadows were prominent and long. And where God proved himself over and over again to a group of teenagers.
    I would love to read the book.

  10. Awesome! I feel like I’ve been living under a “shadow” of my own and this really did give me hope today…a day that I needed some.
    Thank You!

  11. Wow that was really beautiful.
    What Hope! The more deeply I feel the weight of a shadow fall across my path, the more powerful the source of Light that contrasts with that shadow.
    The thickness of the shadow is equivalent with the strength of the light cast down.
    God Bless your beautiful heart

  12. Wow! What a beautiful, (in)couraging site you have.
    How blessed I am to have found it, and honored to share the link with my readers.
    Thank you each of you who contribute –
    Terri Conrad
    Terri Conrad Designs

  13. That was so awesome, I’m passing this one on as so many people need this kind of message of HOPE, Thank you so much. deb

  14. What beautiful and powerful thoughts. Please include me in the chance to win the book. I would love to give it to my daughter. Thank you.

  15. I would love to read this book, we have all suffered loss and reading how people have overcome is so inspiring

  16. Oh, this is exactly what I needed to hear. I would love a copy of the book as we just experienced our third miscarriage in 11 years. We do have one beautiful son here (horrible pregnancy, he’s a miracle baby), but would love to give him a sibling somehow.
    Thank you!

  17. Powerful words, and helpful to remember that Christ has turned everything on it’s head, the poor are made rich, the shadows will be turned to light. Thank you for your words today.

  18. Thank you for sharing your heart! I know it connects sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many of us especially right now in our world! I too am waiting for Him to totally release me from the “prison of pain” I have been in! I am usually in the waiting. That is just one thing I am waiting for and yet, I am learning to wait with Him, on Him and for Him. Would love to win the book, but KNOW the one who needs it most will receive the gift and blessings of hope to them!Thank you for offering us the chance.
    Blessings back to you!

  19. I would love to win the book! I constantly have my nose in a book, and it would be so fulfilling to read something that I could open my eyes to something more important.

  20. I would love a chance to win Jenni’s book, but am also so grateful to have just read this article. I am struggling in the shadows right now, trying to deal with my own illness while being the only caregiver for my mother. Thank you for the reminder that God is always at work, especially in the shadows and that I am not alone!
    God Bless you!