Recently, Plumb went through one of her toughest times of her life, namely when she and her husband became estranged. They have since reconciled, both to each other and to the Lord, but it was a hard season to be sure.
She had been trying to work and manipulate things to work out in her life the way that she thought they should, the way she wanted things to be, but everything seemed to crash and burn.
"You always hear the phrase "beauty from ashes," but what are ashes worth? Absolutely, nothing. The ashes don't become anything until God comes and breathes life into the situation and into you. Its not until you are the ashes and God works in your life does the beauty happen." - Plumb