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    Join me in discovering God as a good Father. A Father who reveals His nature not only in the times of peace and beauty, but especially in the trials and suffering of this life. The Esther of old was a voice for those lamenting; I hope to become one, too. Read more...

We announced last night that No More Faking Fine is going to have a Book Launch Team. Hooray! What is a launch team you ask? This is a team of people who are going to help us see this book across the finish line. No More Faking Fine launches on January 10th, 2017, and we are looking for a committed group of people […]

There are seasons for everything. The past decade has felt a lot like a breaking down season for me. Sometimes I didn’t know if God was disciplining me or discipling me – and either way, it was painful. It’s been hard to move from state to state and be unsettled. It’s been hard repeating clothes and […]

Meg Long - July 22, 2016 - 4:40 am

We are in the process of purchasing our first house as well so this ‘hits home!’ Thank you!!! <3

Lindsay Morgan Snyder - July 22, 2016 - 6:57 pm

Girl! I just love how God is restoring so many things. I have been “without a home” for only 6 months and I am exhausted. I can’t imagine 2 years. So proud of you for keeping faith, trusting God and watching Him work in beautiful ways. He is SO dang good! Much love! Lindsay Snyder

I was smack dab in the middle of being the teacher’s pet and the rebellious student growing up in school. I would show up to class on time, complete my assignments, and tried my best to talk with everyone. I don’t ever recall getting a detention and was certainly never suspended, but I do remember […]

The first weekend after our engagement, my family came to town to visit. It was the Meyerand family, the family I lived with as I finished out my senior year of high school. We had a full day of touring my fiancé’s hometown and introducing our families to one another. It was very meaningful to […]

Stephanie Page - June 10, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Oh my goodness. Tears are slipping down my cheeks and I am just so delighted by the beautiful way that you shared this story. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Sarah J. Brown - June 10, 2016 - 4:24 pm

I am beyond happy for you that your experience was as incredible as you are and as you deserve! I absolutely cannot wait to see you as a bride! You will be breathtaking!!!!

Jessica Grunewald - June 10, 2016 - 4:38 pm

This is such an amazing post. I can’t stop crying! Congratulations!!!

Becky Fuller - June 10, 2016 - 5:09 pm

So many happy tears from reading this. The way God is showing his faithfulness through your story is absolutely breathtaking. He is so good.

Kathy Lazzeri Richardson - June 10, 2016 - 7:12 pm

Lisa Mayra and I are sitting at the lake house laughing and crying uncontrollably at the goodness of the Lord!!!

Jeru Frierson - June 10, 2016 - 7:25 pm

You deserve all this and more. You are a queen and will look like one on your special day! I CAN’T WAIT!!!

Jan Bucci - June 11, 2016 - 5:32 pm

I’m so happy for you!! What a lovely post, and how amazing is our God! Savor these moments….

Sandra Prucnal Daubenmeyer - June 11, 2016 - 10:33 pm

Oh my what a “God Story”! Love this story. So exited for you and all the fun to come.

Bobbi Foran - June 15, 2016 - 5:49 pm

Oh, Esther, my heart! I’m thrilled for you. You are a child of the King, and He loves you so dearly.

Allison Trowbridge - June 22, 2016 - 5:47 pm

This is so beautiful, Esther. Love you, sweet friend & bride-to-be!

Sally Townsend - July 16, 2016 - 4:12 pm

Cannot believe I’m just now reading this!!!! Beautiful in EVERY WAY. I’m so happy for you. God cares about the details and he redeems. Love you, E.

Isn’t it easier to share your troubles when you know someone else has troubles too? There is something to not having it all together that helps us relate to those around us. This is not authenticity for our sake, but for God’s. When we end the pretend, it helps others to SEE and KNOW that God can met […]