Sacred Story’s Library of Inspiring Women’s Stories

Sister we are in this together. Our library contains encouraging stories from women who, like you, walk through chapters of questioning, grieving, loving, hoping, and surrendering. We pray you will pass on stories because hope is contagious. Our Teaching Moments offer perspective about living your story in light of God’s Word. We love to hear how you are impacted by what you read.

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Health and Life in God’s Hands

Health and Life in God’s Hands

  Marianne's story:  In November 2017, I contracted the flu, which set off an autoimmune response in my body. Even after I recovered from the flu, I was tired and achy all the time. The sporadic nerve pain symptoms I had experienced since childhood were now...

Ashes of Abuse Traded for Beauty

Ashes of Abuse Traded for Beauty

  I grew up as a second-generation Chinese-American. My parents were immigrants who had worked hard to come to the United States hoping for a better life, including high hopes and dreams for their children. As a result, my mom was determined my sisters and I...

Still Waters of Peace

Still Waters of Peace

Heidi's Story: I felt like David in Psalm 23: my cup overflowed, and God was leading me to still waters. So what if I had had an abusive childhood, jumped right into an abusive marriage, lost my second husband in a helicopter crash, raised a disabled child mostly...

Empty Hands and God’s Goodness

Empty Hands and God’s Goodness

Rachel's Story: After having two boys biologically, my husband and I sensed God’s call to pursue adoption. We first researched foster-to-adopt, but my husband’s job as a small-town pediatrician often involved foster cases and presented a conflict of interest. Instead,...

Trusting God’s Arms

Trusting God’s Arms

Jennifer's Story: The steps creaked beneath my feet. My heels dangled off the edge of the platform. I crossed my arms over my chest. Inhale. Exhale. I leaned backwards. And I dropped. I watched the world spin as I fell six feet into the arms of my friends. My life has...

Words Kill and Words Heal

Words Kill and Words Heal

Patty's Story: When he was four, my oldest child leaned over to his preschool Bible teacher and whispered, “Jesus never un-loves us.” This wisdom imparted to me from my own son continues to sing over me six years later. Sadly, the earliest words I heard were confusing...

God Is Already There

God Is Already There

Sarah's Story: Sweat trickled down my forehead as I guzzled down my fifth glass of water in thirty minutes. Earlier that day, I had climbed a small mountain, visited the Picasso museum, and sat on a sandy beach eating brunch and cake by the sea. I had planned my time...

Fear and Faith on Horseback

Fear and Faith on Horseback

Caroline's Story: Riding a horse may seem scary for many people. Not for me. I love to ride. As a child, I rode my first pony on an amusement ride, with my grandfather at my side. As I grew older, I went to summer riding camps. As an adult, I took lessons weekly until...

Only God’s Glory

Only God’s Glory

Tara's Story: A horrible realization came to my mind. God drew my attention to something I needed to discuss with Him – as soon as possible. I had to wait, though, until everyone else finished telling stories after dinner. I let my hair fall in front of my face so I...

The God of Second Chances

The God of Second Chances

Karen's Story:  As I picked up the phone to call the registrar, I thought about my detour to Tarshish and hoped I could still catch the ferry back to Nineveh. Like Jonah, I ran away from what God assigned me to do. Now I wanted to fix it, but I worried my disobedience...

The Long Road to Grief

The Long Road to Grief

  June's Story: My mother died twenty years ago, yet I never grieved for her properly until recently. I got stuck obsessing over which exact moment she died and never moved on to the grieving. I witnessed the moment of my mom’s passing, and yet I missed it, or so I...

When Papa Fried the Onions

When Papa Fried the Onions

Michele's Story: When smoke fills the air, you know the Holy Spirit is in the room … or is that just the onions burning? Heat is already in the room with parents from two different world religions. My father was a Muslim from Iran and my mother was a stubborn Irish...

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