Hi there! I’m Bonnie and I’m glad you stopped by.
I’m a hope hunter. As long as I can remember, I have sought to find hope in the hard seasons of life. I believe beauty can be found in every life, and that sometimes beauty does its most transformative work in brokenness.
Born in the shadow of my brother’s death to type 1 diabetes (T1D), and raised with a sister living with T1D, I was nevertheless unprepared for the sorrow I experienced when my own son was diagnosed with T1D at age five.
Over time, and drawing from a deep well of faith, I have learned the restorative grace of giving space for sorrow rather than pushing quickly past it. On these pages, I reflect on life in all its beauty and messiness, convinced that hope glimmers even in the darkest of shadows.
My latest book, Chronic Hope, was birthed out of my search for hope in the darkest valleys of illness, suffering, and broken dreams.
Perhaps you too are hunting for hope in the hard places? I’d love to travel with you through whatever life season you’re currently encountering and discover hope and joy together in the journey.
A former banker, I’m now a spiritual director and the Executive Director for Alpha Mid Atlantic, a faith-based nonprofit. I live in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, on the edge of bucolic Chester County. My husband and I agree—the nest was more fun when it was occupied by our three now-adult children! I’m passionate about finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, helping others experience the God of love, filling my senses with beauty, and exploring all things France.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll subscribe and continue hunting for hope with me!