You Can Do Hard Things


“When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.” 

-John 16:21

As I am on cusp of giving birth to my third baby I have been thinking a lot about THE PAIN. I have given birth twice now, and each birth was different. My first birth I was induced, and went the pitoccin/epidural route. However, I went a couple hours before getting an epidural (till 7 cm) and when I finally got it, it only took to half my body. SO, in my mind, the epidural was NOT ideal, not what I wanted and left a bad taste in my mouth… So with my second birth I was determined to have a natural labor – both in the sense of not being induced and not receiving an epidural.  Continue reading “You Can Do Hard Things”

Waving The White Flag

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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

-Philippians 4:6-7

I am waving the WHITE FLAG… Today, at 38 weeks and 6 days pregnant,  I am far from feeling deep peace. I am not trusting and I am driving myself crazy!!! I want to control EVERYTHING. I want to make sure the house is clean, the laundry is all washed and my hair is done… I want this BABY to come NOW – on my watch, on my time schedule. I am trying all the induction tricks in hopes I can FORCE and WILL my body into labor – yet, nothing has worked… Big surprise.. Continue reading “Waving The White Flag”

Let Go of Control


 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

-John 8:32

This morning I was writing to God and it came up that I have beLIEfs that are separating me from His presence. I came to him this morning feeling burdened by my own mind, asking Him to help me sort myself out. I asked that He reveal to me what is the root issue of my stress and restlessness? I said, show me – How can I live in your peace again? How can I be overflowing with your Joy and Passion again? Show me Lord what is holding me back from fully resting in your Holy Presence? Continue reading “Let Go of Control”