This month we meet Stacey Thacker – wife, mom of FOUR girls, writer, and blogger. She’s co-author of the just-available Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in the Mess. Sound like Stacey’s a hope*ologist? She knows there’s a weariness a nap won’t fix, and she knows the cure is in connecting with God’s heart.
We discovered Stacey grew up in the small Hoosier town where I (Gary) started in radio, and she knew the Christian family that hired me when I was still a clueless, lost, alcoholic. Here’s Stacey in a cornfield in that town, North Vernon, Indiana.
So meet fellow hope*ologist Stacey, and be reminded how much we all have in common on our hope-journey.
The people who live in my home with me are . . .
Mike – my husband of (almost) 21 years. My girls, ages 15, 12, 8, and 5.
I joined Hopeologie because . . .
I’ve been on a hope journey for the past 3 ½ years myself and when Emily and Myquillyn announced it I knew I had to join.
My favorite part of Hopeologie is . . . .
Sisterologie-the best 20 minutes online ever.
My life changed when . . .
I became a mom.
Right now I’m struggling with . . .
Missing my dad. He passed away last March suddenly after a courageous battle with cancer. So many feelings about that.
In my house, I’m afraid to . . .
Put together a collage wall. I have collage wall envy. Maybe someday.
In my family, I’m afraid to . . .
Fail my girls.
Deep inside, I’m afraid to . . .
What’s keeping me up at night is . . .
Usually, nothing keeps me awake at night because I love sleeping. It is my favorite. But, this week I accidently watched the last episode of “Parenthood” and it kept me awake because it made me think of my dad.
The first thing I think of when I think of hope is . . .
It does not disappoint. (Romans 5:5)
What I’m hoping for right now . . .
An uprising of hope for weary moms all over the world.
Right now in my soul I’m most hopeful about . . .
God using my brokenness for his glory.
The one change that would make the biggest difference in my life right now would be . . .
8 hours of sleep each night.
The most hopeful movies, songs, or books I’ve experienced are . . .
My writing song list includes: Ellie Holcomb “My Portion and my Strength”, All Sons and Daughters “Great are You Lord (Live”), Phil Wickham “This is Amazing Grace”, Francessca Battistelli “He Knows My Name”, Gungor “Beautiful things.
Books: “Hindsfeet in High Places” Hannah Hurnard, “The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer
Movies: “Hoosiers”, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, “Pride and Prejudice” just because I love it.