Made for me, meant to be

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the […]

‘Streams of mercy’ season

This past year and a half, with multiple losses and thousands of dollars down the drain, was like being in a drought. My foundation seemed to be cracking, my ‘cup’ was empty, and I really needed some ‘water’ from God to keep my faith from shriveling into nothingness. Now, it seems, God is redeeming that […]

God’s plan for our clan

My husband and I met online in the summer of 2008. While we were busy “cyber-smooching” (as his dad liked to call it), God was busy creating two of our future children for us—literally. (Mind. Blown.) Here’s how it all went down: In the summer of 2008 (while my husband and I were first getting […]

The ‘Gu’ to go on

The Bible often compares everyday life to running a race: “… let us run with endurance the race that is set before us …” (Hebrews 12:1) “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” (1 […]

Meditations after miscarriage

This past February I had a month-long miscarriage. I was eight weeks pregnant, and we were so excited to go see the heartbeat. That didn’t happen. It was gut-wrenching. I could write out all of my worries and fears, but I’m afraid many of you who are reading this post know them all too well. So instead, […]