He Speaks: One Month Miscarriage Anniversary

He Speaks: One Month Miscarriage Anniversary

I just had to share with you something that happened this morning and truly blessed my socks off.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve found myself more anxious and physically tired than usual. I ran through the possible reasons why – too much coffee, an increased work load, unending demands of my time because of said workload. But despite all of that, it really didn’t make sense. I felt off and couldn’t put my finger on it.

The reason dawned on me this morning. My heart has been anticipating today, September 22, 2016. Read more

Fertile Soil: Will We Grow & How?

Fertile Soil: Will We Grow & How?
“A farmer went out to sow his seed…Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain…Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.” Mark 4
The parable of the four soils is one of my all time favorite parts of the gospels. Not because it is so encouraging… It’s not one of those parts that tells me “that a girl!” or confirms that I’m doing it all right. It actually convicts me each time I read over it! But, I know it’s all for good. Read the whole story here
 
As Brooks and I continue to pray through our 5 year plans and what we feel God is leading us to next, we can’t help but have this worldliness and fears crop up.

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IVF: An Intro & First Steps

IVF: An Intro & First Steps

IVF INTRO

What the heck is invitro-fertilization or better known as IVF? In the 80’s, this treatment was known as “test tube babies”. This is a unique fertility treatment that we couples are afford these days to {hopefully} grow our families. It is the most expensive treatment available to us and is also the most invasive. Double bummer. But, the good news is that it also has the highest success rates of any treatment. Read more

Abraham & Sarah: A Testimony

Abraham & Sarah: A Testimony

As you know by now, the barren women of the bible are some of my most prominent mentors in learning how I am to lead a life with empty arms. I’ve spoken of Hannah before and today I want to begin walking with you through Abraham & Sarah’s journey.

They are a prominent couple in scripture with a powerful testimony of faith, as well as lack of faith. They definitely had their ups and downs throughout their marriage and most notable of them all was Abraham’s affair with Hagar… that, get this, was arranged by Sarah herself! What was that woman thinking!?! While barren women of today likely wouldn’t throw their husband to a mistress for the sake of obtaining a child, we can most assuredly identify with her desperation to have them. Read more

Bad Timing = Best Laid Plans

Bad Timing = Best Laid Plans

I’m ashamed to admit that, while it’s no means a habit, I’ve actually sneaked out of my office and run like a crazy person to my car in an attempt to escape the noose held in my boss’s hand. Like a criminal fleeing from the scene of a crime. Wide eyed, trying not to look over my shoulder because let’s face it, you just lose time that way! Escaping the opportunity for my boss to find me or poke his head out of the building’s door to flag me down. Yes, I’ve done that. Complete with tire tracks leading from my parking spot to the stop light… #RunLikeMadFromTheBoss #AshamedButNotReally

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Step with me onto Jil’s Imagination Fun Bus for a second and conjure up a similar scene. Toot toot! All aboard! Read more

How to Turn Doubt Into Faith

How to Turn Doubt Into Faith

How do I turn my doubts into faith? It’s something I have endeavored to doing everyday. Not everyday is easy though.

Faith is our trials, struggles, and disappointments turned into belief, action, contentment, and peace.

Life is a revolving door of disappointment. Everyday we struggle with something – a decision, a sin, a hurt, a burden.

As I sit here at my computer, there is a whirlwind of emotion, disappointment, and tangible struggle going on, even as I type, in the Davis household. Decisions to make, health to get back, thoughts to take captive, a marriage to minister to, yes or no to further infertility treatments, and goals to make for our next 5 years (yes, we are goal setting, 5 & 10 yr planning kinda people). At the crux of our planning is the ultimate question – God are you going to make our arms full? Our planning relies on this knowledge. Do we proceed with or without that expectation? Read more