Bringing Life to the Barren Womb

Bringing Life to the Barren Womb

She lived with the pain of unfulfilled longings, desires unmet, children held in her heart but never in her arms. Hope for bearing was now long past, the dreams of youth swallowed up by a barren womb. Scripture notes that Elizabeth was “righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord” (Luke 1:5–7). And yet, Elizabeth struggled under a shadow of shame. In her culture, childlessness was viewed as a sign of God’s disfavor. But things are not always as they appear.

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The Love Found in Affliction

The Love Found in Affliction

Do you know how much that you, the readers of this daily blog, encourage my heart? You rejoice with me when I’m showered with good gifts and you weep with me when I weep. You are a dear community of like-hearted sisters and I’m so very grateful for you! When I shared with you that our little Adalynn was hospitalized (twice!) after her birth—you took to the prayer closets and bowed the knee...

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When Illness Accompanies Birth

When Illness Accompanies Birth

The world stops a bit when illness invades. Priorities change and it can be “all hands on deck.” That’s how it has been for us since June began. That’s why I’ve gone AWOL from the blog temporarily. June brought us a new little one, but with her birth came new joys coupled with new challenges. Thank you for praying with us for little Adalynn Joy. During her short life, she’s spent more...

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Welcome to Our Family, Little Adalynn Joy!

Welcome to Our Family, Little Adalynn Joy!

Over the weekend, we received a sweet gift! I hope you’ll join us in welcoming our newest addition—another precious little arrow. When we are preparing for a little one’s arrival to our church family, I begin praying about a Scripture verse for that child—a specific verse or passage that I can pray for them as they grow. When our church hosts a shower for the mama, I share the Scripture...

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Mother’s Day and Dealing with My Regrets

Mother’s Day and Dealing with My Regrets

Mother’s Day is one of those bitter-sweet events. For women who’ve ached and longed for a little one, but that longing is still unanswered, the day is a painful reminder of the empty womb. For others, the day holds sorrow because of the loss of their own mother, or the painful memories of childhood without a mother. For me, Mother’s Day is a combination of joy and regret. I have regrets as...

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