Daring to Hope

Annie Ryan

5 Stars

October 12, 2017

Katie has her new book out and in it she talks about how much in her life is still the same (she still lives in the same area with her 13 daughters, and is still helping and witnessing to those around her) but there are also some rather big changes (less "official" ministry work, a new husband, and a new baby boy).

Reading Katie's sweet words, and her sharings about her life, and the dear ones in it makes you feel like you are right there beside her. Her love for those around her, and her love for Jesus really is a such a precious, special thing.
I blazed through the book the first time and am now reading through it again, a bit more slowly (I'm a speed reader).

She shares her story of how life has changed, and how although we have a good and loving God it's not always a bed of roses, and it doesn't mean things always turn out the way we think they will, or think that they should. She talks of sick friends coming to live with them, praying that they will get better, only to have them not. The real life sadness and joy that she experiences every day. And how she has found that ministry is also in the everyday serving; cleaning, making food, reading books, hugging, holding, and being.