Author Archives: Stacey Thureen

Finding Rest (Link-up)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 NLT


Running past the wetlands near our house.

The calm thump thump of a resting heart rate shifted into a strong thud thud. Sweat started to seep through an old, beat-up t-shirt.

Running at the end of the day, with the sun dipped behind the wetlands and the trees, paved way to the promise of new mercies that would begin the next morning. Continue reading

Finding Faith (Link-up)

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT


A view of the sunset from our front porch.

It all started one year ago. June 7th to be exact.

As my husband worked to fix a dead bolt on the front door, our hope of being able to make a move in the near future went rushing out like the air leaving a balloon. Continue reading

Finding Our Song (Link-up)

This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior all the day long.
Blessed Assurance


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Days before my husband ended up in the emergency room, on June 7, 2014, I prayed,
“God if you want me to heed Hebrews 11:17-19 and keep writing, I need for you to strengthen my calling.”

When I’ve prayed this way before, God often weakens me before He strengthens me. (My name means fruitful, productive, to strengthen, resurrection.) So the result of my husband’s injury and surgery left me on the lower end of the seesaw. We were far away from family while I took care of him and our toddler. Continue reading

Finding Mercy this Mother’s Day (Link-up)


As I got ready to drive to Mercy Hospital, I put on my running shoes to remind me of Hebrews 12:1.

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I walked through the glass doors and I tried my best to remember…

My squinting wasn’t from the glare of the sun on a dry Midwest day. It was from the reminiscing of what use to be… Continue reading

When all you want to do is move on (Link-up)

Romans 8vs28 (1)

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And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28 (NLT)

I touched the wall, pulled the goggles off of my eyes, looked over my shoulder to see my time, and I could feel the lactic acid drench every muscle fiber in my body.

I just put everything I had into that swim.
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