Hope is part of the design of humanity. We were innately created to desire and to be fulfilled. The uncomfortable reality is that hope often hurts, especially when the journey requires waiting in faith and enduring untold disappointments or detours. Living in the tension of hope deferred requires great courage. Life presents us all with numerous opportunities to pacify desire with temporary substitutes or to kill hope and embrace numbness or bitterness. The wise person will not give up on hope but rather contend for true fulfillment, no matter how long or arduous the wait. Using the backdrop of her own narrative as a single woman trusting God's plan, Casey wrestles with the concept of hope deferred in light of God's goodness and his promises. Casey has served in full-time ministry for over ten years, investing in leadership‑training, mentoring, and global missions as well as teaching internationally. She served on staff at The City Church in Seattle, WA, and in Ventura, CA, with the Generation Intern Program. She obtained a master's degree in Missiology from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Casey has a heart to train this generation in biblical truth and practical wisdom and to see young leaders reach their full potential in Christ. She also has a passion for food and languages, intercultural discipleship, women's ministry, humanitarian relief work, and adventure. Casey currently resides in Jerusalem, Israel."