Do Not Fear the Pain

Ten years ago, in preparation for the natural birth of our first child, my husband and I took a childbirth class with a doula. She taught us many helpful things, but one of the most impactful was this: do not fear the pain. Fear is the enemy of pain. Fear makes pain worse. She explained … Read more

Worshiping in the Blood of Your Loss

It’s been a heavy week. And not just because my toddler ended up with 5 stitches (although that did happen). Last Thursday, a childhood friend of mine evacuated her home in with her husband and toddler, narrowly escaping the fury of flames that tore through Northern California in the Camp Fire, now considered the most … Read more

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