On Sunday, March 22, 2015 Kara Tippetts went home to be with Jesus.
Her journey of cancer was recorded for us in her book, “The Hardest Peace”.
Today I’m honoring her memory.
Please visit her website HERE for a special letter written to her readers upon her passing.
Kara is survived by her husband Jason; her children Eleanor Grace, Harper Joy, Lake Edward, and Story Jane; her parents Carolyn and Dennis Thewlies; her sister Jonna McMahon (Mike) and their three daughters; her brother Dennis Thewlies, Jr., and his son and daughter; and countless other loving family members, in-laws, mentors, friends, and her Westside Church family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund benefitting the Tippetts children:
P.O. Box 49727
Colorado Springs, CO 80949
Kara Tippetts knows the mundane but rich days of mothering four kids, the joy of watching her children grow.and the devastating reality of stage-four cancer.
In The Hardest Peace, she invites readers to see the grace of the everyday in all seasons of life and to live well even when the living is hard. As the thousands of readers of her blog know, Tippetts explores the hardest questions of life with rare beauty and honesty. Most of all, she draws them back to the God who is present, in the ordinary and the suffering, and shapes every life into the best story of all.
Kara Tippetts and her husband, Jason, have four children and lead a church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cancer is only part of Kara’s story. Her real fight is to truly live while facing a crushing reality. She blogs faithfully at http://www.mundanefaithfulness.com.
How do you live when doctors have given you a death sentence?
Author and mom Kara Tippetts of Mundane Faithfulness writes about her day to day life living with cancer. We get to walk with her through this ongoing journey. How does a mom prepare her children for life without her? How can she prepare her husband? How does she plan for the future? With heart-wrenching realness, Kara shares her inner most self on the pages of this book.
When I was eleven, my mom was given a death sentence by the doctors…pancreatic cancer. The doctors said she would be gone in 3 months, by the grace of God, she was given 19 more years!
Kara’s story hits home for me. I’ve lived it in ways and I’m still living it…it’s a wonderful, hard-to-read account of one woman’s journey towards the hardest peace.
We may not have cancer, but the clock is ticking on our time here and what we do with that time is more important than we can possibly imagine. This book encouraged me to live life to the full. To value the moments with my family. And to remember what’s most important.
*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****