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To Be Counted

“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.” – Luke 2:1-3 They’re the opening lines of Luke’s account of Christ’s birth, and while I typically… Continue reading To Be Counted

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Women’s Ministry: We Deserve Better

This morning as I was blowdrying my hair and rushing to get myself made up, dressed and out the door to vote before settling in for work, my busy toddler kept interrupting me… wanting me to hold her, asking for “quiet time on the couch wif Mommy,” wanting to get in the new baby’s Rock ‘N… Continue reading Women’s Ministry: We Deserve Better

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Where the Pain Goes

October 15th marked pregnancy and infant loss awareness day. It’s a day that has always played around my periphery as we walked through infertility, but I never expected to commemorate it in my own heart like I did this year. I constantly wrestle with how much to talk about the loss of that baby… it’s fresh… Continue reading Where the Pain Goes

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When There Is No Ram

I’ve always been perplexed by the story of Abraham and Isaac in the Old Testament. In case you aren’t familiar and don’t feel like perusing the depths of Genesis, here’s the Cliff Notes version: God commands Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac as a burnt offering back to the Lord. Honestly, I’ve always been a little… Continue reading When There Is No Ram

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A Prayer for My Children

I wish my prayers for my children were as simple as choosing a “life verse” for them, assigning it thusly and praying it over and over them. It seems too simplistic and yet too overwhelming a task to choose a single passage to assign a child as his or her life goals. At the same time, I can’t help… Continue reading A Prayer for My Children

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When the Hope is Hard

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. Which is nice in its sentiment, but for those of us walking through the wild wilderness of infertility, we’re aware every single pulse and breath of every single second. Always, always, always aware. Mother’s Day is in 11 days. I expected to be nearly a mother of two… Continue reading When the Hope is Hard

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My Go To Worship Songs

I struggle with prayer. I make no secret of that. I’ve even tried to write a blog post about it, but every attempt feels too small, too arrogant, too ignorant. I am always incredibly thankful for the medium of worship to communicate with the Lord, particularly when my prayers feel the most unwieldy. It’s difficult to… Continue reading My Go To Worship Songs