MS 037 Remembering Kara Tippetts: Mundane Faithfulness and Big Love with Kindness and Grace

Kara Tippetts Mundane Faithfulness Cancer

Welcome to episode 037 of Mud Stories!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

Today I have a special episode for you.

A time of reflection and remembering.

A time to refocus our hearts on what matters most of all.

As many of you may know, the very special Kara Tippetts–wife, mother, and friend–died this past Sunday March 22, 2015, at the age of thirty-eight, after her long battle with cancer. And this week many of us are left in the aftermath of her loss, grieving, and yet still so full of hope because of Kara.

I have asked my cousin, Heather, to join me as we reflect and remember the life and legacy of our friend Kara Tippetts. Heather is the wife to Brad and mom to five children, ages one to twenty-three, and like me, has journeyed through some hard mud in life.

Kara Tippetts has meant so very much to us, even though we never had the privilege to meet her. And we are certain we’re not the only ones who feel this way.

In this episode we discuss all Kara taught us, including:

  • Being reminded how much we need Jesus
  • Living life at the heart of the matter
  • Being transparent in sharing the hard things, to help others face their hard things
  • Staying small, being peaceful, and serving
  • Embracing our mortality
  • Loving BIG and in kindness
  • Slowing down to make others feel important, valued, and loved
  • Seizing small moments as being the actual big moments
  • Becoming the hands and feet of Jesus
  • Remembering God meets us with grace in our grief and in all things

Whether you’ve never heard of Kara before, loved her from afar as we did, or were some of her closest family or friends, it is our hope you’d be encouraged today, as we reflect and remember Kara today.

Enjoy!

 Mud Stories 037: If the answer isn’t yes, trust God that the story is good, even if the path is hard ~@kara_tippetts [Tweet that]

SCRIPTURE:

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 73:28 (NASB)

CONNECT with Kara’s Story:

Website: mundanefaithfulness.com

Facebook Page: Mundane Faithfulness

Kara’s books:

Kara’s Interviews with Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk:

Kara’s Videos:

  • The Small Things ARE the Big Things:

{To view this video, click HERE}

  • Devotional from Kara:

{To view this video, click HERE}

  • Kara’s Journey:

{To view this video, click HERE}

  • Documentary Trailer:

{To view this video, click HERE}

LINKS:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund benefitting the Tippetts children:
Jason Tippetts
P.O. Box 49727
Colorado Springs, CO 80949

 

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