UnStuck Faith

I met her in a hallway. She was one of those beautiful women who just demanded your attention. You know what I mean. They pass by and your eyes follow. Something about their glow, their sweetness, their SISTERHOOD, catches your eye!

I was a lost soul when I met Tricia. As a first time author for Lifeway attending a major woman’s event with thousands of women. I was scared. I knew my new book would not be one that gathered crowds to meet me. I was intimidated. I was alone. Until Tricia Heflin walked up to my display table. That beautiful, together, confident woman I had noticed in the hallway. Her gentle eyes immediately filled with tears as she quietly shook her head and looked down. She didn’t have to say anything. I knew. I knew she was one of us. I knew my book had shaken her to the core. I knew she was unprepared for what she was feeling. I knew she was trapped in the moment. I knew she wanted to run away. I knew she wanted to stay. She stayed. She confronted her fears. God changed her and He changed me. She became one of the most precious people in my life and we started to heal some hearts together. That was 7 years ago.


Over the past 7 years I have come to know and love Tricia’s family and she has come to know and love mine.

Over the past year, as I have crumbled before the Lord over friendships broken that I thought were solid. Tricia has stood by my side.

Over the past year, as I have crumbled, Tricia has shared her own crumbles with me, as she and her husband Steve stepped out, at an age where most people begin to step IN or loose their step all together. Tricia and Steve took a HUGE risk and followed a rather “ridiculous” plan God placed in their hearts. Truly–it was mostly Steve’s heart. Tricia just trusted. It was a RISKY plan. A CRAZY plan. An EXPENSIVE plan that had the power to steal their earthly security. Tricia and I talked many times over the past 11 months and shared our tears and our fears, we prayed for one another. We CARRIED one another by reminding one another of the promises and faithfulness of God.

Thats the kind of friend I need.

Thats the kind of friend I want to be.

Today—I just had to celebrate and share the result of Tricia and Steve’s faith in God’s ability to do more than they could hope or ask for. This is what God can do with Unstuck trust. This is what God can do through an UnStuck marriage. UnStuck friendship.UnStuck faith.  Check this out!   The Brooks at Weatherford.


Let’s Celebrate today shall we? Let’s celebrate–UnStuck Friendship. UnStuck Marriage and UnStuck Faith!!

I would love for you to join me on my new Facebook Page, The Unstuck Woman Club 🙂

But first, tell me, do you have a friendship you are thankful for, one that has stood the test of time, trials and tribulation? Share in the comments and be entered in my sweet contest of the month for this precious book by Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer!




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  1. Well I do not know if I’ve ever been described as a together, confident, woman, but hey..however God sees fit to present me to you or a few, so be it!
    INdeed changed from that moment and God-prepared FOR that moment!
    I cherish your friendship and your prayers then and through this year of drastic change! Thank you for praying for us and sharing in the provision, vision and faithfulness of our mighty God! He is for us!
    #marriage #whatGodhasjoinedtogether #thebrooksatweatherford #surrenderingthesecret #trustjourneywithGod=life!! #theOnewhocallsyouisfaithfulandHEwilldoit! 1thes5:24!
    Thank you Pat Layton! 🙂
    His Eye is On US! Ahhhh!

  2. What a wonderful celebration of friendship. I love how God can use some of the deepest hurts and most bitter regrets to forge a sisterhood grounded in HIS redemptive love. It’s like that with my sweet Sandy. Her courage to open her heart to me and trust me with it allowed me to do the same and ultimately know God more fully. So grateful for sisters.
    PS- I want to marry my husband again so I can do it at the Brooks at Weatherford.

    1. Sweet Susan–You too are this kind of friend to me!!
      And I agree–you could/should re-marry that wonderful honey of yours!

  3. I have been hurt by friends who judge and sentence our friendship to death because of their unwillingness to see the possibilities and hope for others. But with that said…I’ve been so blessed by two friends who know EVERYTHING and yet they love and share and laugh and offer support through it ALL! My precious friends and I have fought many battles together to save our marriages, families, and friendships from the plots and evil plans of satan. We stand together and laugh, cry and most importantly pray for each other! I’m so blessed by these women and try to be a blessing to them. GOD IS GOOD!

    1. Paula, it is so true and I agree–we are blessed to have far more who are faithful than the disappointments for sure! Those are the friendships that go with us through it all.
      Yes–God is good!
      Love you friend,

  4. I have a beautiful friend Barbara who has modeled a loving servant’s heart since the day I met her. I was a newly widowed mom of 4 little ones when we met. One of my children had locked the keys in the van at an evening soccer practice. Everyone was leaving and I just stood there. Up walks this sweet, small woman and asks if she can help. I totally lost it – sobbing lost it. She took me home for keys, back to get the van, and I have had the most wonderful friend a woman could possibly be given. I am a better Christian because she is in my life. I am also a better friend because she taught me how to be one. BTW, I love the chapel!!! It is gorgeous. Kristi

    1. Kristi–WOW!! I love this story. It is such a reflection of what one person can do to make a difference and change a LIFE!!! Truly UnStuck faith!
      Thank you for sharing!

  5. I do have a friendship like that. It is also with Tricia Heflin. And if we weren’t related, she would still be my best friend. We have been through a lifetime together of ups and downs. But she has always been by my side. Lots of laughter and tears. I am so thankful for her. She really is one of the sweetest women I know. And so full of life and personality. My life is better for knowing her.

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