It’s been over a decade now.A decade of wondering and hoping and praying that God will heal my body and allow it to conceive, carry, and deliver a child. I’ve watched Him move on the behalf of others. I’ve heard the stories of miracles, of friends and relatives who went 7, 10, 15, even 20 years and then brought home a baby. “It’s still possible,” I would whisper to myself. “Even if the … [Read more...] about Is God Big Enough to Give Me A Baby?
This past September my first novel, Emma and the Reasons, released. It’s girly and funny (and maybe a bit silly) and hopefully encouraging in some unexpected ways. And besides all that—do you see this fun collection of gifts in the photo? They are all connected to Emma and her roommates in some way, and I am giving away this whole gift set to someone! (This giveaway has now ended.) I’ve had … [Read more...] about 5 Fun Facts about “Emma and the Reasons”
The wilderness seems like a place of want, but it’s actually a place of plenty-- if you know where to look.I learned this the hard way--with hunger and raving thirst clawing, dropping me to my knees in surrender.Just like the Israelites learned to know God in the wilderness, I also met Him there in a new way. The wilderness-loss that I carried was named infertility and, like all types of … [Read more...] about You can Survive the Wilderness of Infertility
It’s been over a decade now that infertility has marked my life.Long before we brought our adopted children home, I faced off with infertility. I crawled to the feet of Jesus, begging Him to break the hold this agony had on me. I wrote Pain Redeemed from the middle of that place and I chose to declare Jesus the winner. Today and for good.Yet, there is a paradox in the Christian faith. It’s … [Read more...] about How to Wage War on the Lies of Infertility
Have you ever read a book and thought, “I’m pretty sure if I knew this writer in person we’d be close friends?”Yeah, that’s how I felt when I first picked up the book, Upside Down by Shannon Guerra.Her writing was so real, so honest, so hilariously funny…I knew if we ever met the only thing that could stand between us being the best of friends might be her obsession with cats vs. my … [Read more...] about Oh My Soul
I’ve been thinking lately about names.If you’ve read my book, Counting Grains of Sand, you know my husband and I had a girl’s name picked out almost from the day we married.Lizzie.But then we couldn’t have children.When we received the phone call about our daughter, when they told us her name was Elizabeth, it was this whisper from God: You thought loving the name … [Read more...] about The Most Important Thing to Remember About Your Name