After a long battle with breast cancer, author and popular blogger Kara Tippetts passed away on March 22. She was 38 years old.

Tippetts began her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, to write about motherhood and living in God’s grace, and eventually her faith journey as cancer claimed her life. In a recent entry, Tippetts wrote:

“My little body has grown tired of battle, and treatment is no longer helping. But what I see, what I know, what I have is Jesus. He has still given me breath, and with it I pray I would live well and fade well. By degrees doing both, living and dying, as I have moments left to live. I get to draw my people close, kiss them and tenderly speak love over their lives. I get to pray into eternity my hopes and fears for the moments of my loves. I get to laugh and cry and wonder over Heaven. I do not feel like I have the courage for this journey, but I have Jesus—and He will provide. He has given me so much to be grateful for, and that gratitude, that wondering over His love, will cover us all. And it will carry us—carry us in ways we cannot comprehend.”

David C Cook published Tippetts’ story in 2014, titled The Hardest Peace. In a statement, the publisher said, “We at David C Cook are thankful for the blessing of sharing Kara Tippett’s words of grace, hope, and healing over the past year. We are deeply grateful we were able to share time with Kara and to learn from her most incredible love for and relationship with our Lord. Throughout Kara’s incredible journey, her expression of faith inspired thousands. It is our prayer that Kara’s legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of each of us for years to come.”

Tippetts is survived by her husband Jason; her children Eleanor Grace, Harper Joy, Lake Edward, and Story Jane; her parents Carolyn and Dennis Thewlies; her sister Jonna McMahon (Mike) and their three daughters; her brother Dennis Thewlies, Jr., and his son and daughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a fund for the Tippetts children:

Jason Tippetts, P.O. Box 49727, Colorado Springs, CO 80949.