When the Negative Pregnancy Test Knocks You Down

When trying (and trying and trying) to grow your family a negative pregnancy test can knock you down, am I right? And sometimes when you get knocked down it’s tempting to not get back up. However not in the sense of going through life, but rather in terms of hoping, praying and believing again; especially…

Did God Really Say…?

Happy Cabbage Day!  Whoo hoo! (No, really it is) And Happy Josiah Day! GAG!  Yep.  That’s right.  Gag.  Because this has been my shamefully awful attitude today.  And so I am going to be ugly honest with you for a sec.  Is that okay?  I am on day 51 of this incredibly long cycle and…

What Your Heart Needs to Hear When You Are Afraid

  “Okay sugars, get settled down and crawl underneath the covers. It’s time to go to sleep.” Immediately the giggling stopped and her body language changed as she looked up at me and said, “But its dark outside. I don’t like the dark.”  Hearing the worry and fear in her voice, I pulled the covers…

Dear Friend…

I see you struggling today. You don’t have to hide how you feel.  I can already see it in your eyes; the blank stares you give and the half smiles you show. It’s okay to not be strong all of the time.  I know it’s not been the easiest to remain in faith and stay…

Doubt: The Pesky Mosquito

Mosquitoes are pesky and bothersome.  They know how to ruin a good party by landing on your food or in your drink during a summer backyard BBQ.  They make a conversation difficult as you spend most of your time focused on swatting, dodging, or spraying away the small annoyances.  Not to mention, if you are…

The (hope for) Glory Days

Often times people say to me, “I sure wish I could get inside of your head.”  Well, for those people (whom I doubt are even reading this) that wish is coming true and these are the thoughts that have come into my mind within the last few minutes… My cycle will never be ‘normal’. My…