How does anyone survive losing a child to suicide, let alone grieve with hope? Where is God in our suffering? How does God take evil and turn it to good? Broken Butterflies Emerge: A Survivor of Suicide’s Poetry Passage Through Grief answers in a mother’s unique, passionate, voice:
- Love God and others who suffer, with your whole heart
- God mourns with you, gives comfort, and declares, “Death, where is thy sting!”
- God transforms you into head-turning butterflies through His brokenness
Losing her teenage son in 2014 to suicide both brought her to her knees and elevated her to new purpose. She has encouraged others with her devotionals and poetry on her blog: Turning the Page on Suicide. She does not shy away from wrestling with the devastation of suicide, while keeping aware of the grit of God’s faithfulness. A broken butterfly emerges as the fragile, yet resilient symbol of God’s purpose for sorrow. Her poems speak to parents, teens, and individuals wounded by depression and suicide. She defiantly declares that the enemy does not win when we put our faith and trust in Christ. Your life, even in harsh circumstances can be shaped for good in the hands of God. She provides writing prompts and opportunities to journal on each page, encouraging you to grieve with hope. Includes No Regrets Mother Mary, second-place poetry winner of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference Foundation Awards.
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About the Author
As a survivor of suicide, Karisa saw the need for a raw, passionate, and Christ centered voice in the depression conversation. She began blogging three years ago. Her followers include church leaders, those actively struggling with depression, and fellow grievers. Utilizing her skills as a devotional writer, gift for conversing with readers through poetry, and scriptural insights into the darkness of despair, she listens, encourages, and challenges her readers to find hope amidst depression. Every story is worth writing!