‘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 […]

Loss, loss, loss, loss, loss, twins

*Editor’s note: Some of this post is not going to be spiritually pretty, but sometimes life isn’t pretty, even a Christian’s life. Nonetheless, I hope and pray you can find it encouraging, especially those of you who are in the valley right now, wondering where God is, or still waiting on Him to come through […]

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, […]

Embryo adoption explained

Imagine a sports fanatic in the express lane at the grocery store asking you to explain the Star Wars series to him before he gets done bagging his groceries, and to add to the stress, let’s say you yourself only just found out about the Star Wars series two years ago, and you haven’t even […]