Celebrity Author of Leading with Uncommon Courage
Liz Hoop is a community liaison with Solace Hospice where she spends her days educating communities, doctors, and facilities on the benefits of hospice care. She calls this job her calling and finds it very fulfilling. She attends The Springs church where she is a member of the choir, co-leads a single women’s life group, and is a member of the women’s ministry team.
She serves on the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi, Special Needs Organization of South MS, Anchored Hearts Community, Adopt A Grandparent Day & Teen Challenge for Women in MS. She selflessly gives of her time in volunteer efforts that help others. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
I understand all too well how things that happen in your life can impact you. I hope and pray that reading my story will give you the encouragement to not let those things that have happened to you keep you down but that you will get back up. Build a relationship with God that will help to keep you uplifted and inspired to move forward. I’ve learned that He never left me and carried me through the storms in my life. My friend, He will do the same for you. I’m blessed to be walking with Him and in my calling and so can you!
Starting Over Again
Because of the divorce, my “love” of shopping and spending, I had amassed quite a bit of debt thanks to credit cards and was struggling financially, so In April 2013, I found myself on the verge of foreclosure of my home.
I filed bankruptcy to get myself back on track and not lose my home. During the bankruptcy period of time (April 2013 – April 2018), I learned a couple of valuable lessons. I learned humility, how to lean on God and have faith to trust Him to take care of me. There were many times between bi-monthly paydays, where I only had between $200 and $300 to make it. I had to pay cash for everything, groceries, gas, and bills, but I never once needed anything because the first thing I always did was pay my tithe. I enjoyed vacations, trips, and dinners out because my Heavenly Provider was watching over me.
Uncommon Courage Blog
As dads, the reality is that we will never have enough money or people to support us when we need it. Heck, many of us may not have a clue about what a good dad looks like because we’ve never seen one. But, when our kids wake up each morning, they do not see our flaws.
“Give in to God, come to terms with him and everything will turn out just fine. Let him tell you what to do; take his words to heart. Come back to God Almighty and he’ll rebuild your life.” Job 22:23