Prayers for the Barren

Lord, I pray and I lift up those who are barren due to infertility. I pray for… the one who took a test today only to be faced with another negative. And for… the one who may have received a positive, but is now facing the harsh reality of a miscarriage. I pray for… the…

You. Me. And Giving Thanks.

It’s Thanksgiving eve, and as I sit here in my office, reflecting on all that I am thankful for, you are at the top of my list. Yes, you, the one reading these words. You see, six years ago while sitting alone in a small restaurant munching on my soft taco with extra sour cream…

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…

A Message to Those Still Waiting

Another one bites the dust. Sweet sister, I just saw my 293,849,550 negative pregnancy test.  Well, actually, that’s a bit of an exaggeration–it was more like my 293,849,535 negative pregnancy test. But who’s counting (sigh).  I won’t lie, this one doesn’t feel any easier to look at than the last. Especially since I just felt…