Well, I hope everyone had a happy Christmas! Timmy and I did! We got to spend time with our families and we were very spoiled this year. Now that the holiday commotion has calmed down, I suppose it's time for an update. Our last doctor appointment went well. Usually we leave feeling pretty blah, but… Continue reading Dates and Names and Tears. Oh My.
"All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there… Continue reading Surrounded
I found this picture when I was looking for inspiration and strength before starting this update. I think it's a little bit perfect. It reminds me that God is holding our sweet baby in His hands, that He is completely in control and she is safe. Our doctor appointment Monday was rough and the days… Continue reading God is in Control
The verse above has been with me a lot the last month. It's one that has been close to my heart throughout this journey and has made appearances in past trials as well. I find comfort in several things about this verse. "For I know the plans I have for you..." God knows what He's… Continue reading Nearing the End: Plans and Roads
“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.”~ R. A. Torrey Yesterday we met with one of the NICU doctors for a consultation. Thank you to everyone who lifted us up in prayer! The meeting went well and wasn't… Continue reading Peace, peace be still
"Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief." - Psalm 31:9 I've been telling myself for a while that I needed to update the blog, but the emotional rollercoaster has been bumpy over the last month, not to mention… Continue reading Looking for Joy in the Sorrow
"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning." Psalm 130:5-6 (NIV) Last week was rough. Let me start out by saying, the baby is still living it… Continue reading The Waiting Game
Are you hurting? Pray. Do you feel great? Sing. Are you sick? Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. Believing-prayer will heal you, and Jesus will put you on your feet. And if you’ve sinned, you’ll be forgiven—healed inside and out. - James 5:14-15… Continue reading Faith or Fear
Why do bad things happen? Why do people get sick? Why do people get hurt? I don't just mean why do bad things happen to good people? I mean why is there suffering in general, like birth defects or cancer or senseless deaths? Some say it's because we live in a sinful world. Some say… Continue reading Why Ask Why?
"From birth I was cast on you; from my mother's womb you have been my God." Psalm 22:10 (NIV) Dedicate: to devote wholly to a purpose or cause; commit wholeheartedly or unreservedly; to set apart for a deity or for sacred uses; consecrate Today is our 1st marriage anniversary! This last year has been packed… Continue reading A Dedicated Life