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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 4: A Time to Heal

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 4: A Time to Heal The weeks that followed the loss of our first baby were difficult ones. My body, believing I had given birth following the D & C, prepared for a baby that wasn’t there. One day, I was sitting up in the morning and felt pain and heaviness in my chest. I couldn’t quite describe it, but eventually discovered my body was…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 3: The Dream Shattered

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 3: The Dream Shattered My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26, ESV) He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Revelation 21:4, ESV) It was a cold…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 2: Happy News

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 2: Happy News Fast forward a little over a decade, and God blessed me with the love of my life. We married while he was finishing up university; I had graduated and began working. Life fell into a new rhythm of learning the role of a wife. I loved domesticity and thrived in setting up house and cooking meals. I had other areas of struggle,…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 1: The Dream

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 1: The Dream It started way back in some of my earliest recollections—the desire to have my own children someday. I distinctly remember shoving baby dolls inside my shirt while pretending to be an expectant mom. I also remember the numerous times my siblings and I would play “church,” and my sister and I spent the majority of our pretend services tending to our baby…

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My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood 6: The Waiting Game

My Journey from Miscarriage to Motherhood Day 6: The Waiting Game Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! (Psalm 27:14, ESV) Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. (Isaiah 30:18, ESV) O LORD, be gracious…

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Grieving our Losses 11- Mid-Life Mourning, Part 2

Grieving Our LossesDay 11- Mid-Life Mourning, Part 2Wendi Colaiuta“I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely. For You will not abandon my soul …. You will make known to me the way of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand…

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Grieving our Losses 10- Mid-Life Mourning, Part 1

Grieving Our LossesDay 10- Mid-Life Mourning, Part 1Wendi Colaiuta“When the storm passes through, the wicked are swept away, but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.” (Proverbs 10:25, NET)“But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me.” (2 Timothy 4:17, ESV)Irritability. Fighting tears and sorrow that can’t easily be explained. Exhausting hot flashes day and night. Weight gain. Water retention. Binging on all the wrong foods. Running out of steam and finding an…

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Grieving our Losses 9- Grieving Pregnancy Loss

Grieving Our LossesDay 9- Grieving Pregnancy LossRuth P. McDonald“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26, ESV)“He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8a, ESV) From my dear friend Lauren:“No one is prepared for the grief of pregnancy loss. It typically occurs unexpectedly with little time for processing.…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 7: Sunday Selah

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 7: Sunday Selah Scripture reading: Esther 9 Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur (that is, cast lots), to crush and to destroy them. But when it came before the king, he gave orders in writing that his evil plan that he had devised against the Jews…

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Esther: The Making of a Queen 6: Weekly Thoughts

Esther: The Making of a Queen Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Despite the fact that God is never mentioned by name in the book of Esther, there are many important lessons we have learned this week about His will and His ways. When the Persian ruler, King Ahasuerus, called upon Queen Vashti during a feast to flaunt her beauty to his kingdom, she refused. This refusal to obey her husband and her rightful…

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