While infertility, pregnancy and infant loss are often ignored by our culture, they are not ignored by God. Communities of faith are uniquely positioned to come alongside individuals, couples and families who mourn infertility and pregnancy and infant loss. In doing so, we can break the silence about this common yet hidden grief. A Hannah Service is one way to do this.
We can very easily equate blessings with a sign of God’s favour and difficulties as a sign of his displeasure. When I was praying about this last weekend a friend said, “Helen, you’re chosen, not punished. Whatever my purpose is God has chosen me and he is with me every step of the way, and I am grateful for that.
Although uncommon, infertility in animals occurs from time to time. This is something that farmers need to look out for as we move into the sophisticated world of the twenty-first century with hormone-injected meat and large-scale farming. Yet what about the farming families out there who are infertile themselves; those Read more…
I had all but given up hope for my squash seedlings, so imagine my surprise when they kept sprouting everywhere! I was left with more than my garden could contain. What a reminder to me, that God can take our dried up, dead and discarded dreams, and breathe life into them.