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Heart Lessons Podcast // Episode Thirteen // The Discipline of Surrender

Episode 13 - Holly

In episode thirteen of the Heart Lessons podcast, you will hear from my friend, Holly Colonna. Even though I went to youth group with her husband and attend the same church as her sweet in-laws, I didn’t actually connect with Holly until a little over a year ago, when she and her husband received some worrisome news about their first baby in their twenty week ultrasound. At the time, it wasn’t 100% certain that baby Benjamin’s condition was fatal, but Holly and I were still able to connect over just having to get through those months of uncertainty.

Sadly, baby Benjamin did pass away at two-and-a-half months. As you can imagine, losing her sweet baby boy has been so incredibly heartbreaking for Holly. She speaks so candidly about her journey with him, and shares all the parts – the sweet moments as well as the deeply painful ones. She also shares her heart lesson about the discipline – the choice – to surrender to the Lord’s will. She speaks so much perspective-changing truth in those few moments, you definitely won’t want to miss it.

Heart Lesson:

Surrender is a discipline, a conscious choice.

Connect with Holly: blog

Resources Mentioned:

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet, Sara Hagerty

Holding Onto Hope, Nancy Guthrie

Holly’s Advice:

Find community. This is not something you can do alone.

Sarah’s Related Blog Posts:

The Hard I Wanted

I Wish Life Came with a Remote


Other Related Material:

Faith Through Fire, by Holly

Praying Past Our Preferred Outcomes

When God Gives Us Too Much to Handle

About CHARGE Syndrome



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