One of my ambitions in publishing this blog is to offer hope. Hope comes in many forms and in many ways. One of the most powerful testimonies of hope is reading a personal life story. My story of hope comes in a very small package. His name is Samuel and he has a rare and often lethal form of dwarfism called Thanatophoric Dysplaysia Dwarfism. There is another story I would like to share with you. It is the story of a dear lady I met at a recent writer’s conference. She is bubbly, bright eyed and very engaging. I didn’t know about her testimony until today. I would have never guessed she has faced so many trials in her young life. It was so moving and full of hope that I wanted to share it. If you have a story of hope, I would love to hear about it. Never underestimate the power of an encouraging word or story!