Give Me Hope : The Story of Gavin’s Birth

Isn’t it amazing how a particular feeling can have such power over your thoughts and even behaviors? Some feelings have the potential to be destructive to our lives. Despair, loneliness, and grief for example all have the potential to give us terrible thoughts that sometimes drive us to make terrible decisions. Others however, like excitement,… Read More Give Me Hope : The Story of Gavin’s Birth

‘It’s Not Like They’ll Remember:’ A Fresh Look at Engaging Our Children in Life Experiences

When Charley was six months old, we grabbed a great deal on some airline tickets and jumped at the chance for an adventure in California. Much to our surprise, we were gifted tickets to Disneyland and thrilled at the idea that at only six months old, our daughter would already get to experience one of… Read More ‘It’s Not Like They’ll Remember:’ A Fresh Look at Engaging Our Children in Life Experiences

Peach.

Peach-fuzz skin. Tiny wrinkled toes. Remnants of an umbilical cord. There’s nothing like a newborn baby. My husband and I are fortunate to have a large number of friends who are creatives (thanks, in part, to our ministry, which celebrates creative arts as forms of worship and has brought together a unique collective of talented… Read More Peach.

Charley’s Birth Story – “In an Instant”

Time and time again as each contraction rose, I took a deep breath, pushed my feet into the wall of the shower in front of me, and grasped the bar, leaning my forehead against the cool metal as the pain surged through my insides.
I screamed.
Like the ocean when the water is rough and you’re out too far, the waves hit me over and over again. I was drowning and didn’t have enough of a break from the waves smashing into my face and leaving me breathless to dig my feet in the sand and gain some footing.… Read More Charley’s Birth Story – “In an Instant”