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The Spotlight: On (in)Courage


Hi Dear Readers,

I hope you enjoyed the three posts I shared with you last week!  If you missed them, you can click on the category The Spotlight, to read them all.

This week’s posts come from a site, (incourage.me) I’ve been following for a while, though I haven’t kept up with their postings.  They are a great Christian site with inspiring and encouraging pieces for everyone, especially women and girls!  I read three amazing pieces on (in)courage this week, and I knew I had to share and bless you guys with them.  The three posts I am sharing today talk about motherhood, relationships and grief.

Please read and be blessed, and be kind to share and drop a comment for the authours!

1. WHEN THE DEATH OF A DREAM BRINGS HOPE by Lindsay Sterchi

Like most people, I imagined all the big life events would happen for me just like they do for everyone else. I would get married, get a job, get pregnant, and have kids. The typical life milestones and markers.

My husband and I got married in 2008. Two years later, we got hit with baby fever and started trying to get pregnant. After over a year of trying with no results, the fear began to sink in. We started to worry, make appointments, and ask all the “what if” questions…

Tags: #Courage

2. WHEN YOU COME UNDONE AND CAN’T PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER by Angela Nazworth

I have been pregnant three times. I have given birth twice.

Fragmented memories remain of the day I lost my first baby — the child whose heart thumped in my womb for only eight short weeks. I remember the horror I felt when I discovered the first scarlet spots alerting me that my baby was gone. I remember the weight of my husband’s hand resting heavy on my shoulder when my doctor confirmed our fears and tried to comfort us with statistics. I remember the coldness that swept through my chest when the nurse who assisted with the examination gave me a stern warning as I shakily made my way toward the exit…

Tags: #Encouragement

3. WHEN YOU STRUGGLE WITH RELATIONSHIPS by Kristin Vanderlip

Taking the envelope in my hand, I gently opened it and removed a small laminated notecard along with a separate handwritten note from my mentor-friend. First I read her note. My eyes pored over her sweet, encouraging words, truly like honey to my soul.

Putting her note aside, I held the laminated card before me and saw beautiful hand-lettered words written in black ink. My friend had artistically written out Philippians 2:3-4

Tags: #Encouragement

Photo credit: http://www.vilesactions.blogspot.com

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