Giving God the Last Word

Excerpt from the devotional Waiting for God to Fill the Cradle
Recently, two women were sharing their deep disappointment over their friends having more kids and their not being pregnant again - yes, again. Their struggle is certainly not to be discounted. But I sat there thinking, "At least you have one!" 

I've read the Internet articles about infertility and know that without God's hand of intervention, the statistics say bearing children is out of the picture for us. It is easy to get pretty good and down in the dumps over the emptiness those stats declare over my situation. But, God's Word gives me two pieces of hope to hang onto when my thoughts turn gloomy. 

Jacob at Bethel - Audio Message

Genesis 28

As Jacob experiences God personally for the first time what can we learn to apply to our own lives? How did Jacob respond? Where was his focus? What implications did his reactions have for the future?

The Unengaged Marriage

We all journey into marriage with our hearts brimming over with hopes and dreams. But all the aspirations in the world don’t stop life from jumping in and trying to spoil the joy of being married. A lot can happen between the “I do” at the altar and the years that follow.  We can end up married to someone yet emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically disengaged.
I have come to believe that one primary problem (beside unresolved hurts in your marriage) seems to sit at the root of most couples who feel disconnected. 

The Big IF & Devotional Give Away

April is Infertility Awareness month. While we generally share items of interest for the bulk of the population, during this particular month we like to highlight the subject of infertility because we know from experience it can be a very hard journey as individuals and as a couple. We hope you will find some encouragement as we share this series of devotional thoughts with you the next four weeks. If you are walking this journey, we'd love to pray for you, so drop us a line. If you know someone who could use some encouragement for their journey, please let them know we will be posting on the topic. In the meantime, don't miss the devotional give-away at the close of the post.

An Invitation for Wives

To all the other wives out there, I wanted to pass along an invite from my friend and mentor, Pam Farrel :) You can still join this exciting journey, so take a moment to stop by her Red Hot Challenge page and sign up!

From Pam:

Join Us!

A few weeks ago we shared a post about a soon-to-be released study and how you can get involved. Some people wanted to join the fun, but missed the deadline to contact us. On our end of the computer screen, I had some (what felt like) record breaking tech issues. All that to say, if you still want to come along for the ride, please join us! We haven't kicked off the fun yet, so you haven't missed anything :) Here's a video snippet to give you a sneak peek at the study...

When God is Silent

Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed." But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, "Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us."But He answered and said, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, "Lord, help me!" And He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs." But she said, "Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus said to her, "O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish." And her daughter was healed at once. Matthew 15:21-28 NASB

Rebekah and Jacob's Deception - Audio

Genesis 27

What caused the terrible disfunction, disorder, and division in Isaac and Rebekah’s household? How can I keep from making the same mistakes in mine?

Listen below...