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4 Gospel Truths for Miscarriage

4 Gospel Truths for Miscarriage

Jesus, the one who overcame death, who conquered it, now resides in heaven. This is why heaven holds our hope; Jesus is there. God gives parents what we need in order to grieve miscarriage with hope. He gives us Jesus. 

The Silent Suffering of Infertility

The Silent Suffering of Infertility

. . . as I listened to these women laugh about potty-training antics, complain about sleepless nights, and compare notes on breast feeding, I was preparing for my next specialist appointment. I was due for another round of injections and an hour-and-a-half drive for a new batch of testing.

Pregnancy After Miscarriage

Pregnancy After Miscarriage

At the beginning I found myself with mixed emotions, stumbling to throw up and struggling to communicate my feelings. I couldn’t explain why I wasn’t full of happy anticipation about this new life, but yet had deep gratitude held loosely in light of an uncertain future.

Truth in Love: Biblical Response to Miscarriage

Truth in Love: Biblical Response to Miscarriage

My miscarriages matter, but God’s goodness still reigns. And how do those things coincide? That’s really where I set out to understand – how is it that I feel like a walking coffin now but God is still perfect in His goodness. How do those two things work out? And that’s really what I had to figure out in my own heart.

A Lament on Infertility

A Lament on Infertility

Your heart grew sick
and lost
seeking your own answers.
But you, O Lord, reign sovereign over
all time; the destiny of all souls
remains held in your hands.

On Mother's Day

On Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Mothers are something to be celebrated, no doubt. Among the greatest blessings in my life are the amazing parents with whom God graced me. But Mother’s Day has been a major source of grief for me, flamboyantly flaunting all that I longed for and couldn’t have.

Unexamined Assumptions: Real Hope & Miscarriages

Unexamined Assumptions: Real Hope & Miscarriages

In other people’s suffering it can be easy to bank on the sovereignty of God. As a mother who has suffered through miscarriages, the idea that God would think it better that my child not survive in my womb can bring a wave of shock to my spiritual wellbeing. The problem with using a singular attribute of God to bring comfort to hurting people is that it depicts a small version of a god. Comfort from a small and unsatisfying god is unhelpful and doesn't last.

Perfection by Miscarriages

Perfection by Miscarriages

In the Old Testament when God wanted to guarantee a promise, he made an oath. He gave his own word based on his own character because it’s the most unbreakable, unchangeable thing there is. There’s nothing more sure than Himself. Because He cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. When we run to God for our very lives we get to grab the promised hope of what He is offering and what we need with both hands.