• Beauty Even Now

    Beauty Even Now: Guest Post

    I have a beautiful yard. I don’t feel bad bragging about it because I don’t deserve credit for any of it. My husband takes care of all our plants. A lot of work goes into the planning, the planting, the pruning, and everything else that has to happen to make it look the way it does, but he enjoys doing it and is happy to let me reap the benefits of it all. I occasionally help him, but it’s under his guidance. He clearly knows more about plants than I do, so I happily yield to him. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t take long for me to ruin our yard…

  • I’m Ashley, and I am 1 in 4

    I’m soaking in these sentimental thoughts surrounding pregnancy and infant loss – compliments of Ashley Arinez – as we start to wrap up a month of pregnancy and infant loss awareness.Thank you, Ashley, for sharing and for your beautiful message of hope[previously published on Ashley’s FB page] . When your body refuses to carry a child to term, there are no words that could describe the pain. There are no words to describe how your body succumbs to the shock and turns to despair and then to rage and ends with a profound numbness. There are no words to describe how it feels to see the physical remnants of the…

  • I’m Kristin, and I am 1 in 4

    Thank you to Kristin Soult for sharing these beautiful words and giving encouragement to those in the midst of their own grief and loss struggle. . . I’ll never forget the day we buried our child, right here in the mountains, right here in the wild. Grief hits like a wave and sinks down to my bones, I continue to release all the moans and the groans. I cry, “Abba, Father! Why do I keep bleeding? This isn’t fair and you’re the One we’ll be needing! It feels like you’re far, why aren’t you here?” His voice like a whisper, “Come close, I am near… I’m the Lion of Judah…