A few months ago, my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our second. Shortly after our initial joy and celebration, fearful thoughts crept in and I took a sideways glance at God wondering if He would take this child too. We prayed, thanked and praised God for this new life He created, and began the process of casting our cares and fears on Him.
As fears and lies started to rear their ugly heads and invade my heart and mind, a battle began.
Faith vs Fear. Truth vs Lies.
I’d pray about the fears and ask God to show me Truth from the Bible to help combat it.
My husband encouraged me to grab one of my Little Books Of Big Encouragements …Read More
Has heartbreak and waiting for adoption made you cynical? Have you wondered if there’s any hope for excitement and joy again?
We’ve been hoping to adopt for a while, and the wait has been long and wearisome.
I’ve tried to calm the pain by telling myself it’ll be worth it in the end. All the hard work and waiting in adoption will be worth it once I hold my child in my arms.
But is that the best thing to focus on? Holding your child will make all the pain and heartache totally worth it. But it will also be totally worth it even if that never happens….Read More
Waiting can be super hard. Whether it’s waiting for love, marriage, children, health, comfort, peace… The best thing we can do is communicate with God.
Does your waiting seem long and unbearable? Girl, I’m in the same boat, so this is a prayer for both of us.
Listen to His voice through His Word and respond in prayer.Read More
Have you seen the new hashtags going around? #iam #iamloved #iamworthy #iampowerful #iamgoodenough Ok, so maybe it isn’t new. It seems nice and all, but -- I’m just gonna come out and say it -- this is dangerous!
What? No, I’m not overreacting. These types of positive affirmations might have some truth to them, but how do you know for sure? You compare it with the Bible.Read More
Don’t you feel the tension during Christmas season? And even for birthdays, anniversaries, etc… You love to share gifts, but you want the focus to be on Christ? I totally feel it. And while I’m all for commentaries and devotional books, you don’t want to gift another that will just end up on the shelf as a “resource for later.”
So here’s our list of 10 Christ-centered gifts for her that are super cool. 😎🎁Read More
Here’s my top 10 list of encouraging resources!
ESV Journaling Psalter - What is more encouraging than God’s Word? What I love about it: As you read through the Psalms, there’s space to write how God is using His Word in your heart.
John Piper’s sermon: This Illness Is For The Glory Of God - John 11 - I listened to this when I was devastated over the loss of my son and in a very dark place…
When God withholds something good from us, we learn whether or not we are content to have God and nothing else. - Marshall Segal
As my 30th birthday approaches I’ve been reflecting on my life. Am I the only one who’s younger self imagined what their older self would be like? Sometimes my dreams were silly and self- centered. Sometimes my dreams…Read More
It's now official! Redeeming Goods has teamed up with Voice Of The Martyrs!
For every print sold we donate to send a Bible to a Christian in a restricted nation in their own language.
God is using VOM in an incredible way to bring God's Word to difficult and dangerous places around the globe. Everyone at Redeeming Goods is passionate about what VOM does and is excited to see what God will do through this relationship to glorify His name.
God is rescuing people from every tribe and tongue and people and nation! Let's be a part of that!Read More
"When you put your happiness in temporal things, then your happiness will only be temporary." I recently heard this quote from Nic Vujicic (link to video). This quote struck me and I've been thinking about it constantly.
What am I basing my happiness on?
Am I only happy if the future seems bright?
Is my happiness based on getting what I want when I want it?
Do things that make God happy make me happy?
I recently heard a dear friend who lost her child a year ago say, "I don't know if I'll ever be able to experience joy without sorrow again."
Have you ever been there? Has grief or depression so permeated your heart that you no longer see pure joy possible?Read More
“I'm in the midst of the anniversary of my son's 2 short weeks of life on earth. I’ve had tears, but somehow I’m seeing Jesus as the joy in my mourning, and one day when God brings me through this night He will be the joy in my morning as well….”Read More