When was the last time you sat and really thought deeply about how much you are loved? I don't mean the fleeting acknowledgement that you're a Christian now, so you're a sinner saved by grace and you know God loves you*. I mean, when did you last allow the holes in your heart to be … Continue reading How deep, How wide, How high
For the days when you're wallowing and you should be worshipping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzZW0lkC4fc
We wear our years of trying to conceive as a badge of honour, proudly displaying to our fellow infertility comrades for how long we have endured the hardship; keen that none should forget how deep the scars run, how much we have sacrificed, and for how many months or years our arms have remained empty. … Continue reading Badges of Honour
The journey out of grief is a sticky one. Grief takes time. There's no quick fix. No shortcut. No getting around it. If I can pass on any pearls of wisdom in dealing with the tricky stuff of life it's to reach out, reach out, reach out. I unashamedly lean in hard to the faith … Continue reading I am not Saint Helena!
"I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. … Continue reading He will live with them
The passage goes on to say this...... "GOD proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from GOD. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times. When life is … Continue reading When all seems like ashes and poison…
How to journey through this fresh grief and anger in such a way that one moves through to the other side of it, with heart rebuilt and not destroyed by the tears and the inner screaming......? It seems impossible to bypass the pain..... We can't go under it.....We can't go over it.....We can't go around … Continue reading You’re Gonna Be OK
“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live … Continue reading Questions
The weeks settle down and I think very little of it when I bleed a fortnight later, reassured that my body is settling down. The follow-up from the clinic is to carry out one final pregnancy test, having allowed sufficient time for everything to have returned to normal. This seems very straight-forward. The week of … Continue reading Navigating the Unexpected – Part 2
As we head into the major Christmas festivities I start to bleed and am grateful that my body is releasing what was not to be this time. We focus on the mystery and majesty of Christmas Day and have free hearts to be joyful with our families, unlike past Christmases where joy has escaped us.