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Category Archives: Delayed Fertility

A Different Kind of Fear for When the Anxiety Takes Over

I was on the couch with Josh the other night when it happened. Out of nowhere, a memory began to play untriggered, like the movie reel we were sitting there watching. And the words started spilling out of me. So much so that I was suddenly bored with the movie and went upstairs to scribble...

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The Weary World Rejoices

I stitched Jonathan’s name on his stocking last night and carefully tucked it up right there next to his brother’s when it was finished. And I glanced back to look at them all lined up like that and the tears welled up instantly. I know I’ve already said it, but I think the hardest part...

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The Last Eleven Months: 05

I had been circling Psalm 130’s waiting words for three days. Returning to them. Re-reading them. Digging into them. Unable to shake them. And the next morning, I revisited them once again, this time turning to Charles Spurgeon’s collection of explanatory notes from various pastors, teachers, scholars, and theologians on the chapter. And once again, I found solace in the words.

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When God is Silent

Are you ready for a truth-bomb? When you are going through difficulty and wonder where God is, remember: the teacher is always quiet during the test. – Anonymous

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On That Side of Our Jordan

Remember. It was the first word that came to me during a recent quiet time. And when it did, my mind flashed to this one particular journal from back in 2009 and those raw written words just four pages in and only two weeks into the brand new year. It ended with a verse in...

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