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Knowing Peace When Life is Uncomfortable with Katelyn James | Episode 83

January 29, 2020

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About The Episode:

Life’s not always fun – in fact, it sometimes it feels painful. You might know it well. Katelyn James, photographer, mom and wife, shares her moment(s) of pain in today’s episode and how losing a child and standing in the tension of grief and goodness showed her God’s goodness. In a culture that emphasizes comfort, we often hop over pain when there are golden nuggets hidden inside of dark seasons that sometimes we can only find there.

Katelyn encourages us with this: “if you allow yourself to lean into the uncomfortable, to let yourself feel pain and let God do work from the foundational place of where the problem started – that’s how you feel.”


A Few Things We Mentioned:

It’s ot supposed to be this way by Lysa Terkeurst

Katelyn James photography Instagram – @katelynjames

Katelyn’s website

The Story of Baby James

Katelyn’s Starbucks Order: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew



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I am an online encourager based out of Birmingham, AL that's obsessed with my girls and sharing bits and pieces of my life. I wear a lot of hats these days including mama to two boys, military wife, blogger, podcast host and more. You can find me behind the microphone at Real Talk with Rach where we talk about everything from jeans to Jesus, playlists to pop culture, the good and the grief and everything in between. 

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