If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes our best laid plans don’t turn out the way we had hoped!

On this episode of Better Together Facebook Live, host Barb Roose talks with Heather Dixon who will share about how we can still have hope, even when we don’t like our stories.

Big Ideas from Today’s Show

1. “Difficult stories can become setups for the display of divine strength.”

Heather encourages us to see our difficult moments from a different perspective. Take courage, friends. It is in the dark moments of our lives that God’s glory and strength can be put on display. 

2. “You have permission to grieve.”

If you are walking through a hard season right now, it is okay to grieve. Heather reminds us that we have a God who grieves with us in our hard moments. “To skip the step of grieving robs us of the chance to acknowledge that this world is broken and that we need Jesus.”

3. “Sometimes God puts people in our lives to help ease the weight of our emotional burdens.”

One of the ways that God helps to care for us is by sending someone to bless and encourage us. In Heather’s words, “God’s hope is delivered by human hands.” Who are you thankful for in your life who has helped to carry your burdens?


About Our Guest Heather Dixon…Heather M. Dixon is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher who understands living with a story that is not easy. Diagnosed with an incurable and terminal genetic disorder that she inherited from her mother, she is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to trust in God, face their greatest fears, and live with hope, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances. When she is not blogging at The Rescued Letters or speaking at women’s conferences and events, Heather loves to make the most of everyday moments such as cooking for her husband and son, brainstorming all the possible ways to organize Legos and superheroes, checking out way too many library books, or unashamedly indulging in her love for all things Disney. Heather is a regular contributor to Journey magazine and the author of three Bible studies including Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment and Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don’t Like Your Story.

Links from today’s episode:

Check out Heather’s Website:


Renewed Bible Study


Better Together host Barb Roose is a popular speaker and author with a passion to help women live beautifully strong and courageous in Jesus’ name. She’s the author of multiple books and Bible studies, including Surrendered: Letting Go and Living Like Jesus and Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle. Visit Barb’s online home at barbroose.com.

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