I ran across an article today on the Family Life website written by a dad about the choices we can make after we experience the loss of a child. Very compelling, challenging, and comforting. Honest about the pain, while not giving in to bitterness. Read it here: "After a Failed Pregnancy: Our Road to Better Days." Please leave a comment and let me know if it ministered to you.
Ever wonder how a God can be a "good" father when bad things happen to us? I don't have the ultimate answer, but I share some thoughts about it in this month's edition of "Glory and Strength."
God is So Good
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:11-13
May and June are the months to honor parents. In May, we celebrate mothers, and in June, it is the fathers’ turn. They seem like innocent celebrations, but both can be terribly difficult for people, too. First, there are many men and women for whom parenthood is elusive. Pregnancy hasn’t come easily; babies have been lost before birth or shortly after; the road to adoption has not been smooth sailing. Couples struggling with fertility issues often find these holidays to be difficult at best, excruciatingly heart-wrenching at worst...
To read the rest, visit the "Words of Strength" devotional column on "Glory and Strength" Webzine. You can also see an article about Memorial Day written by Naomi's Circle's co-founder, Eric Bothur.
Naomi's Circle News
Here you will find weekly articles intended to help you in your journey. Some will be reviews of websites and books. Some will be devotionals, some general articles, and some will be guest bloggers. Feel free to comment and let us know if there is something you would like to see addressed here.
Week 1: Devotional
Week 2: General article about loss
Week 3: Testimony/guest blogger
Week 4: Website/book Review