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Wrestling By Faith

Wrestling By Faith

I’ve found wrestling with God to be a common occurrence in this season of life. My faith often feels frail as I hope each month for new life to begin in my womb, only to look upon a negative pregnancy test. God continues to show me my utter lack of control over the conceiving and…

Truth for When Life Seems Unfair

Truth for When Life Seems Unfair

“This just isn’t fair. Why is this happening to me?” Have those words ever sprung forth from your mouth? You stand, facing a painful trial or ongoing hardship, and suddenly you feel as if you drew the short stick in life. Maybe the hand you were dealt by the dealer wasn’t exactly a righteous deal…

Looking Toward a New Due Date

Looking Toward a New Due Date

January 16th 2018. The day our first child was due to enter the world. I realize it’s just an estimated date and they’re rarely correct, but it’s one I’ll never forget. I’m not naive enough to expect that today would be remembered by anyone other than me. Even my husband had to be reminded. It’s…

The Baby Given to the Mom Who Miscarried

The Baby Given to the Mom Who Miscarried

Many women are headed into Christmas with deep sorrow in their hearts. Some of us have arms that remain empty and others have arms less full than expected. I should be 8 months pregnant but the reality is, I just lost our second unborn child this year less than 2 months ago. I have a…

Even Now We Will Praise Him: The Story of the Children We Lost

Even Now We Will Praise Him: The Story of the Children We Lost

Not many women feel led to share the details of their miscarriages. But as I look back on these last few months, I can’t help but share when I see all that God has done. My desire is that it would shine a light on God’s goodness in our suffering and the reality of miscarriage….

3 Things Christian Women Need to Know About Miscarriage

3 Things Christian Women Need to Know About Miscarriage

As the fog of grief slowly begins to lift after the loss of our unborn child, I’ve finally had a chance to think through the thoughts that have circulated in my mind for months. The more clearly I see, the more urgency I feel for women to truly understand what happens in the throes of…

Miscarriage: Those Little Lives Matter

Miscarriage: Those Little Lives Matter

Warning: There are some short and somewhat graphic descriptions in this article. The world still spins. People continue to laugh together. They eat dinner with their family. Friends go get coffee. Children keep playing. But my world is tearing at the seams as the evidence of the death of my baby takes over my body…

What If We’re Wrong About Anxiety?

What If We’re Wrong About Anxiety?

She was like me. Anxiety plagued her. Not the kind that makes you nervous but the all consuming, paralyzing, depression causing beast that is true anxiety. We had different views, she and I. I believed the root of anxiety was my sinful distrust in God. She had been told that she suffered a chemical imbalance….

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