What do we do with broken dreams?

My entire life I dreamt of being pregnant… ever since I was a little girl. This pregnancy has been a true gift from God. But in many ways this pregnancy has been a broken...

Noelle’s nursery

I sat in her nursery the other night. It was quiet. Clay was gone at class. And as I sat in that rocker and soaked in this room, I could envision her growing up...

fleeting feelings vs. unchanging God

“I, the Lord, do not change.” – Malachi 3:6 My feelings change from day to day. From hour to hour. Even from minute to minute. Especially in pregnancy with all the hormones fluctuations. It...

6 tips for pregnancy heartburn relief

I started having heartburn in my first trimester, almost immediately after finding out I was pregnant. It came and went throughout my pregnancy, but in this third trimester it’s really been intense! I wanted...

bump progression video

From the time we found out we were pregnant, we began taking weekly “bump photos.” I’ve always been one who has loved photos as a way to remember. And this journey is one I...

when walking looks like waiting

“I will strengthen them in the Lord, and in his name they will walk,” declares the Lord. – Zechariah 10:12 I continue to read in the Old Testament about God bringing back His people–about...

today is going to be a great day

“Today is going to be a great day.” I’ve said it with a confident smile. I’ve said it through streaming tears. “Today is going to be a great day.” After listening to a podcast...

to all the boys who…

To all the boys who ever mistreated me. To all the boys who never gave me the time of day. To all the boys who only ever wanted to see what they could get...

homemade belly butter

One of my symptoms in my second and third trimesters — third trimester especially — has been an itchy belly! With baby girl growing quickly, my belly has been expanding rapidly. And with much...

our maternity photos

I can’t wait to meet this sweet baby girl. I am so grateful for these photos. They are a celebration of her life, this gift from God, and this miracle of His good design....