I document Grace and as I wait on the Lord, in infertility and now through adoption, I watch as God creates in me a type of resilient faith I was never capable of possessing before. I watch as He stretches my faith. I stand without breaking, stronger after each hard day is met with each grace filled day. My contributing post, which I wrote a couple of months ago, on resilient faith and the waiting during adoption was published over at @imperishable.beauty this morning. If you’re needing some encouragement, please head on over to Imperishable Beauty to read. God is Good. All the time.
I know I talk about infertility and adoption a lot, and many of you are probably tired of hearing it. But I talk about it because through it God has brought about my greatest victories. I know what it feels like to think you are going through this alone. I know what it feels like to think things will never get better. If I can offer hope through my story to one single person then I will keep on giving this testimony. Our struggles are opportunities for victories in Christ. My newest article was published over at Imperishable Beauty today. If you are going through this and you need to be reaffirmed that God’s love for you is real, please read. You are not a prisoner of infertility. Jesus has broken those chains…for real.
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A Fellow Grace Wanderer
There was a time near the end of our infertility treatments when I grieved for what I thought was a loss of our heritage. I was devastated that we wouldn’t be able to replicate the likeness and similarities and resemblance of our family. But God spoke to my heart. He taught me that He is the creator of true heritage. He taught me that He is both adoptive parent and creator to us. My newest article written for Imperishable Beauty is up on their website this morning. If you are experiencing this feeling of loss because of infertility, or because your family feels broken, or because you don’t feel like you belong, please head over and read How Adoption is the Story of Love Beyond the Natural at Imperishable Beauty.
Two years ago I felt crushed as I sat in a Mother’s Day church service we were attending. I felt the need to rejoice for my friends who were being honored in their motherhood, and yet felt isolated by the words of scripture presented that day. God called women to be mother’s, how was it that He would not let me become one? It turns out, God never means for us to feel isolated…especially in His word. After receiving encouragement in the Lord from friends later that afternoon, God revealed to me the stories of Hannah, Rachel, Sarah, and Elizabeth and proved to me His deep love and concern for women just like me. If you are preparing for a hard Mother’s Day weekend because of infertility, or are looking for ways to support a friend who is, please head on over to read by clicking the link below:
Did you know that the enemy can offer us “good” opportunities with bad intentions? Today, I’m taking a break from The Language of Thanksgiving series, which will continue tomorrow, to talk about seeking discernment from God concerning opportunities we should pick up and when we should set some down. Burnout in ministry is a real thing. If this resonates with you, please check out my latest devotional posted over at Imperishable Beauty today: The good, the bad, and the burnout: Imperishable Beauty
My devotional Faith, Joy, and Fear: How God Calls Us to Trust Him was posted over at Imperishable Beauty this morning. In it I discuss how we, like the women at the empty tomb of Jesus, have faith enough to go even though we don’t know all the details and how faith, joy, and fear are all important in stepping out in trust to what God is calling us to do in our lives. What is God calling you to? Adoption? Ministry? A new job? A new perspective? If you’re interested in reading just click on the link to head on over: Imperishable Beauty: Faith, Joy, and Fear