There exists a remnant of Eve in every woman. We desire perfection and beauty and simplicity and frankly, an easy life. Eve had it all. She spent each day naked with her perfect husband all day long, in perfect weather, doing nothing more than delighting in the Lord and delighting in her (perfect, naked did…
A poem written from a season of deep suffering and obscurity
High sky descends to low ground
Leafs frolic as rains pound
Lofty trees submerged in gray.
World bereft of rhythm
Reveals internal schism
My faith begins to sway.
Perfect plans of sunshine fail
Water floods this dismal vale
Not supposed to be this way.
I shake my fist…
I am by no means an expert mother (does such a thing even exist?), but I have learned so much in this season. The expansion of my body during pregnancy foreshadowed the stretching of my soul as I embrace my new role. When we allow ourselves to be stretched,…
No one talks about it, but postpartum is hard. It’s miraculous and exciting and fulfilling, but also a lot harder than I imagined. I had a perfectly healthy pregnancy and a very wonderful natural birth, so I fully expected that to transition right into smooth motherhood. But for many…
Pregn-anxiety: a state of worry during pregnancy, exacerbated by hormones, your OB gravely forbidding eggs-over-easy and other such delicacies, and the horror stories of birth culminated with “get the epidural!”
It sets in as soon as the two lines appear, and its nickname is “What-If?”
What if something I do/don’t do/eat/breathe…
Saying no to Christmas is not saying no to Jesus.
It’s not in the Bible; we don’t have to celebrate it.
So there’s your permission to opt-out. But it’s not as simple as that, is it?
On the one hand, Jesus never commanded us to celebrate His birth and Christmas is never mentioned in…
Mom and Dad didn’t plan you. We weren’t ready for you. We hadn’t decided the time was right to bring you into the world. No, your presence here is so much more miraculous than that.
God Himself so needed you on this earth, in this family, in His kingdom,…
All photo credits to my amazing doula, Rita. If there’s one piece of advice I could give to attaining a natural childbirth it’s this: hire a doula! They are worth their weight in gold.
“It’s like you were pregnant one day, and the next day your baby was here!”