“As a female minority born into poverty, Graves did not have the option of postponing lessons of dependence on God. She admits, ‘Growing up, I begged God to take the cup of suffering from me, but mostly he didn’t.’
“By stubbornly, perhaps naively, clinging to him, she discovered ‘the desert land is fertile ground for spiritual activity, transformation, and renewal.’ . . .
“Quite miraculously, during her many desert sojourns, Graves has made wise choices that have allowed both her faith in God and her identity as a child of God to prosper.
“I asked her to share how she has navigated the desert’s many temptations in the hope that her experiences would encourage and guide others.”
Read the rest of “A Field Guide for Suffering Well” here.