The Road So Far

It has been a long year. Back in May I shared that we began the process of embryo adoption with the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, TN. On November 15, we travelled to Knoxville and I received an amazing birthday present, one I thought for so long impossible – I became a mom. Just these last few weeks have been nerve-wracking with many emotional highs and lows, joys and fears. And a long path still lies before us, full of unknowns. But the Lord knows, He hears us and He cares for us. And as we pray, we pray that above all else God would be glorified through this journey.

Below is Ben’s summary of the process to date. We appreciate all your prayers. Continue reading

Prayer and Dependence

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I struggle to pray. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and yet I realize every now and then that I don’t remember the last time I prayed. Then I will try to fix it by making reminders to pray or organizing my prayers in a journal. But inevitably I drift back to the same inactive prayer life because I don’t struggle to pray due to disorganization or poor time-management. I struggle to pray because I don’t think I need anything from God; I think I am self-sufficient. Why would I pray if I think I can take care of all my physical and spiritual needs on my own? Especially when I don’t see immediate answers to prayers. Continue reading