Heartbreak to Strength Blog

Exciting News: Free Ticket For You!

I am so excited to be speaking at the Life on Purpose Summit! I am equally excited to let you know that I have a FREE TICKET just for you!

The goal for this summit is to encourage you in purposeful faith!

For 5 days, starting November 2nd, writer/speaker Katy Epling is bringing together teaching and resources from 18 speakers and authors who have found their identity and purpose in God. You’ll hear about everything from faith & family to healing from heartbreak & loss to ministry & handling the overwhelm of everyday life—and more.

I am speaking on healing from heartbreak, and my message is titled Hope for the Hurting Heart.

Friend, if you are walking through a difficult season, I would love to offer you Hope! Hope that God can take your broken pieces and turn them into something beautiful!

My desire is to help you move from a place of heartbreak to strength by sharing with you an acrostic for HOPE. This is not your own strength, but God’s strength as you depend on Him in the middle of the difficult circumstances.

I cannot wait to encourage you! I hope you will join me and register for this summit! Life on Purpose Registration Page

The best part? It’s totally free! Click here for your FREE TICKET!

I am so excited for you to hear all the speakers! Many of them have also been on my Depth Podcast which is exciting: Rebekah Lyons, Kaitlyn Bouchillon, Michelle Nietert, Becky Beresford, Sara R. Ward, Pamela Henkelman and Eva Kubasiak. Honestly, I cannot wait to hear all of the speakers share at the Life of Purpose Summit.

If you are not able to listen to the summit live, you can also get your hands on the All-Access Pass for a reduced price right now of $17!

With the All Access Pass you’ll get Summit Recordings, VIP Speaker Bonuses and more. Check it out here! Life on Purpose All Access Pass

Again, so excited to have you join me at the Life on Purpose Summit!

Love, Jodi

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God Never Wastes Our Hurts

I just stared at her picture.

Her beautiful profile in the sonogram photo matched her big brother’s ultrasound picture.  Seeing the family resemblance, I just could not take my eyes off her precious face.

Sadly, I never got to see her sweet face in person or hold her in my arms here on Earth.  She passed away before I ever got to meet her.

To parents who have lost a baby, I see you.  I am one of you.

Feeling devastated when the doctor could not find my baby’s heartbeat at 16 weeks pregnant, all my hope and dreams for my baby were gone in an instant. Can you relate?

I cried most of that summer as I found it hard to say goodbye before I even got to say hello.   Grieving the loss of our sweet Baby Grace was challenging and at time, even felt hopeless.

All that changed one year later when I received a phone call from a college friend.  She shared about a church friend that just walked through the heartbreaking loss I had the previous summer.  She wanted to know if I would talk to her and help her.

I said yes, not fully understanding how much healing would come from helping another hurting heart.

As I shared my story of Baby Grace, I offered this grieving mom comfort and hope. I reminded her that she was not alone.  I realized now that I would not have been able to help her in her grief without having walked those same painful steps one year before.  

That summer, God clearly showed me that He never wastes our hurts.

Friends, I still don’t fully understand the why behind our grief.  But what I do know is that my story of miscarriage helped another mom walking through her story of miscarriage.  My tears became my testimony.  He wants to do the same for you.

When you place your tears in God’s hands, He can use your heartbreak to bring hope to another hurting heart.

Hope!  It is such a powerful word. 

Tomorrow Oct. 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  In honor of this special day, the Depth Podcast is sharing stories of loss and hope this month on the podcast.  I encourage you to listen. Also, we are giving away a copy of Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg.

Link for Grieving the Child I Never Knew Book Giveaway

Join me in remembering all those who have walked through a pregnancy loss.  

Love, Jodi

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