Category Archives: On Learning to HOPE

Dealing With Loss

Originally posted on ERIK LINDEEN:
Last week, my wife and I experienced the pain and loss of our fourth miscarriage. To be honest, I’m still coming to grips with it.  I was just starting to get excited about the idea…

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Plodding through the Airport

I’m plodding I thought this to myself as I traipsed through yet another airport. Is that an output of my state of mind right now? YES. I’m plodding. I’m not strolling, skipping, speed-walking … But plodding. If you know me, … Continue reading

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Plot Twist: Waiting for God to Speak

Ever wondered how you ended up somewhere? Ever found yourself questioning your path? Doubting your choices? Worse yet, wondering if perhaps you didn’t hear the call you thought you heard? But it’s not always a good feeling. The God of … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: Here It Is Again

Mother’s Day used to hurt my heart. Over three years and two kids later … it still kinda does. Mother’s Day hurts my heart because I remember. I remember how it felt to wake up on that dreadful morning, knowing … Continue reading

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25 Weeks: The Gift of Infertility

There I was, kissing my two year old angel goodbye, and struggling to climb semi gracefully out of the car. At 25 weeks pregnant, “graceful” is quickly becoming a thing of the past. I balanced a handful of trash, my … Continue reading

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Oh How Life Has Changed

Mother’s Day in 2009 … I purposefully scheduled a weekend getaway so as to not have to be at church. (Granted, I mixed up my dates, and we actually had our getaway the weekend before Mother’s Day, so I ended … Continue reading

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Sure, Steadfast Anchor of my Soul

Hebrews 6: 18b-19a: … have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul … I was home this weekend sort of by accident. My flight … Continue reading

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