Life is full. Full of to do’s. Full of love. Full of people. Full of moments. Full. Just plain full. Sometimes it can be hard to keep your head about you. Here’s the secret – keep your focus on things … Continue reading
Before I can share with you about our daughter’s birth and life so far, I feel the need to finish the story of our pregnancy. The last update I gave was at 20 weeks – half way through the pregnancy. … Continue reading
Do you have verses that you pray over your life, your friends, or your family? Are their certain verses that really remind you of a certain person or vice versa do certain people bring certain verses to mind?
Here’s a funny story –
Will and I are reading through the Bible this year. We typically listen to the chapters for the day from our Bible app in the evenings. One night as we were listening, I heard this verse that just hit me. I knew that was the verse for the Little Pom Pom. I knew it was supposed to be my prayer for this child. The next morning, I looked the verse up in my Bible so that I could underline it and write a note next to it. Wouldn’t you know, there was already a note there from sometime in the past about how I wanted this verse to by my prayer and people’s reaction to Will and I’s future child. Isn’t God funny like that!
Luke 1:66 and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, “What then will this child be?” For the hand of the Lord was with him.
This verse sort of concludes the story of the birth of John the Baptist. It is talking about how the events leading up to John’s birth and his birth impacted people, causing them to give glory God, and recognize that God was clearly at work and with this new baby.
I want nothing more and nothing less than that for the Little Pom Pom. I want our friends, family, anyone else who hears about our child, and I especially want the Little Pom Pom to go through life with the confidence of this verse propelling and comforting him/her.
This verse (along with the prayers, words of encouragement, and verses spoken over us) was a source of peace and reassurance as we awaited our 20 ultrasound today. There are so many ways that Satan can trip you up and lead you into a place of worry and anxiety during pregnancy. Over the last month of this pregnancy Will and I found ourselves wandering down the path to anxiety and fear. But you know what – God was so faithful to gently lead us out of that place and back to security and trust in His character and the knowledge that this child is HIS plan.
Today, April 5, 2016, we had our 20 week anatomy scan ultrasound. Everything checked out! The Little Pom Pom is an A++ baby. An active, ornery, stubborn A++ baby. He/she was squirming so much the ultrasound tech could hardly get the need measurements. It took 10 minutes to get him/her to reveal the gender, and the whole time he/she kept sticking its tongue out!
We feel so blessed and relieved to know that our child is developing correctly according to the medical world’s standards, but no matter what happens, we can rest assured that this baby is developing according to God’s plan. And we, along with everyone else, can watch and say “What then shall this child be?” because the hand of the Lord is with him/her.
This was a speech I gave this week. How many of you have ever run some point? This means we have something in common. For me, my life on the run started at Age 4. At 4 I made two very … Continue reading
The leaves are dropping like it’s hot around here, and the temperature is falling with them. Autumn is falling into winter, and the holidays are on the horizon. The beginning of October always marks the start of a very busy … Continue reading
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While I am glad to not be sweating constantly, I am not sure that I was ready to leave. I am sure I will be processing and responding to this trip for the next few days. Continue reading
today overflowed with moments of joy and laughter. Mixed in there were moments of astonishment, empathy, worship, and heartbreak. Continue reading
Day 3 was spent learning the stories of the people around us. Busy but full of opportunities to shoe people that they matter. Continue reading
I will leave you with this:
Haiti is a beautiful place full of beautiful people made by the same God who made you and I. And it’s even more beautiful to hear them talk about God. Continue reading