This article was in the newsletter for A Blessed Beginning crisis pregnancy center here in our hometown. It touched me to hear a first-person account of a woman who had had an abortion. Sometimes this is so remote to us Plain folks and it is good to be reminded of the sanctity of life that we uphold and also to pray for those who suffer the after-effects of abortion. God is a God of mercy and … [Read more...] about "I Had an Abortion"
In the making of little boys, God put in a very healthy dose of something which causes them to want to conquer everything in their path. I use the word something because I still can't figure out what to put in there. We women somehow managed to escape that part of the creation process, for we do not consider it our duty upon waking in the morning to vanquish all foes we meet before hitting the … [Read more...] about Go Slay Your Dragons, My Son
Originally written as a guest post on Little Natural Cottage. ~~~~~~~~~~ Medical literature will tell you that a miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks gestation. Miscarriage survivors will tell you it is having something so profoundly sweet and precious taken from you that it leaves you empty, cold and lonely. Each woman who has suffered through a … [Read more...] about Surviving a Miscarriage
The doctor's stethoscope picked up the heartbeat as she held her breath and listened. The sound seemed to whisper . . . . That's my heart, Mama. Please take care of it. Photo credit A tiny hand encircled her finger as she held him close to her heart. Heartbeat against heartbeat. That's my heart, Mama. I'm trusting you with … [Read more...] about Take Care of my Heart, Mama
My legs were tired and lungs were burning. This race called living righteously was too hard. I peered down the race track and couldn't even see the finish line. I knew it was there somewhere, but it was obscured by the hazy fog of unbelief. I wasn't sure anymore that it even existed. I no longer felt its beckoning call. How could I go on when my whole body screamed in pain and demons … [Read more...] about He Allowed Me To Fall
After having to teach on Proverbs 31, I can't seem to get this lady out of my mind. So I've written this to all the wonderful women who, within my short lifetime, have inspired me to become more like Christ. They don't know this, but I've been watching them closely. And so today I take my hat off to all you ladies who find yourselves down in the church kitchens where God has planted … [Read more...] about Down In The Church Kitchen