The Power of Blessing Your Baby’s Spirit

Did you know that blessing your baby’s spirit in the womb is one of the most powerful things you can do during your pregnancy? I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while for now, and remembered it again today when I read this Scripture: “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored Read More

You Can Do Hard Things…

Ok, gonna be really honest right now. I’m in a hard season. And there are days when I think, “I don’t know if I can do this.” We moved to a city where I don’t have close friends or my family to help with our kiddos and I’m feeling alone and exhausted. My kids won’t nap at the same time right now (meaning I get no break in the day) and one of them seems to think that 5:00am is an appropriate time to get up in the morning. AHHHHH! Read More

Help! How do I stay connected to God in this crazy postpartum time?

Let’s be honest… Life with a new baby is wonderful and precious, but also exhausting and difficult. Suddenly you’re up all hours of the night, dealing with a flush of new hormones, figuring out the bumpy road of breastfeeding, healing from the birth, and figuring out your new norm. With my first baby, I remember thinking it was a successful day if I actually brushed my teeth at some point in the day. And if I changed out of my pajamas, wow, we were doing really good! In the midst Read More

Fearless Birth: How to break free from the negative birth stories you’ve heard

Whether we realize it or not, we all have a “backpack” we carry around filled with everything we’ve been told about birth. And for most of us, it’s filled with pretty negative stuff. Our friend’s traumatic birth story (which she loves to re-tell for dramatic effect) The story our 7th grade teacher told us of how painful it was The well-meaning comment from a stranger at the store, “Don’t worry honey, just ask for the epidural right away and you’ll do just fine.“ And the Hollywood dramatic birth scenes of Read More

What is God’s Heart for Your Birth?

The enemy is so sneaky in they way he lies to us and gets us to start doubting the goodness of God’s heart and intentions towards us (especially in the area of birth). He did it with Eve…”Did God really say you would die? He just doesn’t want you to become like him. He’s actually holding out on you. His intentions towards you aren’t as good as you think.” Eve bought the lie and greatly suffered as a result. And sadly, we often buy it too. The enemy is still Read More