The Power of a Prayer Request: Zane’s Arrival

It’s been two whole months since my son made his dramatic and premature entrance into this world. It’s hard to believe time can pass so quickly –that the little 3lb….

The Bump Police & Pregnancy Shaming

I’ll never forget the moment I looked in the mirror and noticed I was showing. I was 14 weeks and out of nowhere my belly just exploded outwards, screaming “PREGNANT!”…

The Diaper Strategy

Somewhere around five months pregnant I came home from a trip to the store, plopped down on our couch with a giant box of Pampers, and studied every little detail…

In a Pair of Wal-Mart Sneakers

Moseying through Wal-Mart the other day my eyes landed on a familiar pair of sneakers. A feather light pair of gray men’s shoes with velcro fasteners, priced at a mere…

Why Coupons Aren’t All That

Mark and I had a little spat in February. Before you scoot up on the edge of your seat, eager to be filled in on such juicy private details as…

Dear Zane

“His name is Zane Benaiah. I will know him as Benaiah.” Those were the words God spoke to me as I struggled to comprehend the news your father had just…

Cheesy Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

I bet if you asked my mother if she ever thought I would like meatloaf, it would be a resounding “never.” I don’t think she ever made meatloaf, and it’s…

He’s Worth It

I smiled to myself when I heard a newly married wife recounting the immaculate breakfast she made for her husband. Heaps of sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, waffles and orange…

The Well-Timed Rainbow: Miracles after Infertility

I can’t explain the despondency I was feeling around the beginning of October. As we crept into the beginnings of the month, I was anticipating what would have been the…

Unbearable

“God will never put you through more than you can handle.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. These are words that glide off the vast…