Hope for the Hurting: My Story of Healing After an Abortion

This isn’t about politics.

This isn’t a debate about government control.

This is about people.

Specifically women who, in many major circles, are placed in the category of the unthinkable. They’ve done the unimaginable and should be added to the list of the worst of the worst.

They’re talked about on Facebook like they’re heartless individuals who can’t see, feel, think or read. They’re often ripped apart by those who have never been in their position, yet jump to many conclusions as to how they got there or why they did what they did.

This is for the broken.

This is for the hurting.

This is for the lost, embarrassed and ashamed.

This is for the woman who needs to hear that she’s not alone.

This is for the one who needs to know there is forgiveness, freedom, liberty and boundless love in Christ.

This is for the woman who, like me, had an abortion that she regrets.

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Our Valentine’s Date With the Lovings

My husband and I enjoy doing a little something for Valentine’s Day, but due to his work schedule and a church event we decided to celebrate on Saturday. 

We had a marvelous time!

My parents joined us for a delightful brunch hosted by my church family from my college days, and it was the perfect way to start the weekend.

From there we grabbed a late lunch with my folks (hey, we like to eat, lol), and then the hubs and I headed to the movie theater to see Loving

Finally!

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What Motherhood Means To…Caroline

What does motherhood mean to me?

What it means to me is much different than what I thought it would mean when I got married 6 years ago.

You meet the love of your life, you get married and then you have kids, right?

For 1 in 8 couples, it doesn’t work that way.

You see, motherhood is different for me because, right now, I am not yet a mom.

Instead I am a mom in the making.

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What Motherhood Means To…Suzanne

Motherhood. Oh, motherhood. How can motherhood be summed up in just one short blog post?

There are so many adjectives out there that I could slap onto my journey of motherhood. These adjectives span the whole spectrum from deep elation and heart-bursting pride, to painful weeping and deep worry over the future.

But if I had to pick one, just one word to describe my journey in motherhood, it would be sanctifying. From the deep joy of watching my daughter take her first steps, to the excruciating tears I cried when we said goodbye to our foster daughter, motherhood has been the process that has drawn me closer to Christ.

By grace it’s made me more like Him.

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5 Lessons of Hope…Even When It Hurts

This time last week I was sharing about my recent miscarriage. It honestly feels as though much more time has passed.

The rollercoaster of emotions has been very real, and as I run the gamut between sorrow, anger, grief, pain, peace, comfort, fear, and disappointment, hope is also making its presence known.

I can’t pinpoint all that I’m feeling at every moment, but I’m certain that these 5 lessons are ones I don’t ever want to forget.

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