Does your mama heart feel unseen because you don't have any little ones in your arms this Mother's day? If you're feeling like your motherhood is invisible, know that the God who created you sees you and knows your heart.Read More
From journal scribblings made to blog posts, my hope is that my story somehow gives you the sense that you're not alone in your journey. Whether you're grieving, in a season of waiting, or just simply looking for a glimpse of hope, my prayer is that these words would make you feel at home.
Have you ever prayed for patience? Let me guess, you were given opportunities to show patience... funny how that works every time. Like clockwork. I've never been naturally patient, but I've prayed for patience my entire life. "Wait" has been a four-letter-word all of my life. As I grow and learn what it looks like to trust God in the wait, I've seen his mercy and faithfulness in the midst of the "wait."
Here is my heart on how to endure the Waiting Place and ten bible verses to encourage your wanna-be patient heart.
One of my favorite verses is Hebrews 10:36, "Patient endurance is what you need now so that if you do the will of God you will receive what He has promised."
Hold onto His promises.
2 Timothy 1:7"For God did not give you a spirit of fear and timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline."
This bible verse became my anthem. My heart's cry. Ever since I was a young tot, this verse has done tremendous things in my heart and mind. The Holy Spirit is sweet, y'all. The word of God is living and active!
Here are some of my go-to Psalms that I absolutely camp on when I am in need of some biblical truth to combat the lies of the enemy. I hope these offer hope and assurance to your heart when you're tempted to fear.Read More
Friend, I crave for you to know this same joy.
So let's cheers and clink our iced coffee glasses together to the joy set before us.
Here's are some JOY-filled verses that have inspired the name of this "Due to Joy" blog.Read More
If I had a nickel every time I've been asked when I'm having kids, I'd probably have... a few dollars worth of nickels. And with those nickels, I'd embarrassingly frustrate a barista with how many nickels I've brought in, and I'd buy a couple of iced lattes and sit and talk with a friend over these thoughts.Read More
Throughout my journey of grieving the loss of our child, I remember scrounging around the internet, searching for someone to relate to or share their experience. Ever since October of 2016, I have been compiling a list of blog posts that have personally helped me and I would love to share these with you.Read More
"The Gift of Grief"
Can grief be a gift? What a bogus title, you say?
Yep, it felt weird typing it.
Here's the thing. Jesus is doing some real things within my heart, and I have to share this with the desperate hope that your heart can feel touched or understood, or if I can make one person get the sense that they're not alone in this struggle.Read More
When I'm feelin' down, I'll tell ya, I typically need some music to lift my mood. Music always seems to do the trick for me. Just me? Doubt it!
Bad advice: Listen to Taylor Swift break-up songs when you're sad.
Solid advice: Listen to the following songs when your heart is discouraged.Read More
This week I've felt hungry for peace. Just fighting for it. Knowing full-well where to get it. Just sinking back into being a hermit and trying to get along by myself. Knowing that Jesus wants me to draw closer to Him so He can give me His peace.Read More
This feeling I felt when I lost my child, and also the glimpse of fear this mother felt, makes me wonder what God must have felt when he gave his only son to die on a cross and take the sins of the world to save us and bring us to Him.
I can't imagine. I can't shake that feeling.
The most perfect human, Jesus, not deserving death, but willing to take that on to save this broken world. How undeserving am I that God would give up his child?Read More
Jesus is in the business of Joy Restoration. I can't tell you how many times I've seen this in my own life. But my hope is that my feeble attempt to share my testimony through this blog will shed some light on this beautiful characteristic of Christ.Read More
I imagined this day would look differently. I dreamt of holding a newborn baby boy or girl on this day. I anticipated the growth of a belly, embracing stretch marks and all. I longed for a nursery. For this child to one day call me Mommy.Read More