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Be You Well: The Freedom in Forsaking Comparison – Not everyone is gifted in all the same ways.  But you are still fearfully and wonderfully made!

Little Voice – A powerful post about the lives of the unborn killed by abortion.

5 Ways to Pray for Couples Struggling to Conceive – Awesome prayer targets.

I Have the Perfect Body – It is so common for moms to feel terrible about their bodies.  I love this woman’s perspective on the issue!

Just Two Kids. And That’s Okay. – Very refreshing perspective on the fact that God doesn’t have a cookie-cutter size for families.  “Can we stop counting our kids and comparing our lives?  Can we embrace families of all sizes as ordained by the God we serve?  Can we extend grace to all?”

Your Child is Your Neighbor – “Children are people….If children are people, they are also our neighbors.”

 

 

 

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Write 31 Days

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So many bloggers linked up this year with the Write 31 Days challenge!  It was so much fun scrolling through the categories and finding some new blogs to check out.

Here are a few of my favorites from this year’s challenge!

31 Days of Praying For Your Family

31 Days of Breaking Religious Chains

31 Days of Celebrating Who You Are

31 Days of Sorry, Not Sorry

31 Days of Overcoming the Comparison Trap

31 Days to Putting Down Your Phone

31 Days of Scripture During Infertility

31 Days of Natural Beauty

31 Days to Annihilate Sugar

31 Days of Useful Kid Crafts

Definitely check the full list at Write 31 Days though if you would like to look for more!  Have fun browsing! 🙂

-Bonnie

Resources for Those who are TTC

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Here is a list of resources that I have compiled about trying to conceive.  I hope that it is encouraging to you!

TTC Resources

Encouraging Blogs and Posts:

  1. Amateur Nester
  2. A Sweet Aroma  (Note: Brandy was blessed with their miracle baby and is now pregnant.  Her entire blog is encouraging, but if this is a sensitive time for you, you can scroll through to find her infertility posts.  Well worth it!)
  3. But Why Does She Get Babies?
  4. Infertility 101: Ch. 1 The Handbook No One Gives You
  5. War of the Infertiles
  6. Coping with Infertility
  7. When You’re Waiting on God to Answer Prayer
  8. Why We Keep Quiet About Infertility
  9. Being Still When God Makes You Wait
  10. Perspective
  11. Honest Faith
  12. I Finally Get It
  13. 4 Good Ways Infertility Changes You

For the Friends of Those TTC:

  1. Five Ways to Pray for Couples Struggling to Conceive
  2. 9 Things Infertile Women Want Women with Children to Know
  3. What Your Friend Might be Thinking When you Ask if She Could be Pregnant

TTC Health:

  1. How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days
  2. Stronger: How Infertility Has Taught me to Take Care of Myself
  3. Natural Guide for Menstrual Health
  4. How to Use Fertility Herbs to Boost Your Fertility Naturally
  5. 4 Tips to Enhance Fertility Through Exercise

Books:

  1. Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health
  2. Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility
  3. Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things  (Note: I haven’t read this book personally, but it has been recommended to me!)
  4. Best of 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility
  5. Hannah’s Hope: Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
  6. Moments for Couples Who Long for Children (New Life Live! Meditations) (Note: I haven’t read this book personally, but it has been recommended to me!)
  7. Dancing Upon Barren Land: Prayer, Scripture Reflections, and Hope for Infertility (Note: I haven’t read this book personally, but it has been recommended to me!)
  8. 31 Days of Prayer During Infertility

Periscope:

  1. Natural Fertility Info.  She has had some great Scopes recently that have been very helpful.
  2. You can also follow me if you would like.  I am EasyGreenClean on Pericope.  I don’t Scope regularly but my goal is to cover a variety of topics, including TTC.

Personal Testimonies:

  1. Waiting for Baby Bird – Testimonies
  2. Infertility Stories

YouTube:

Music:

  1. Your Hands by JJ Heller
  2. The Hurt and the Healer by MercyMe
  3. Even If by Kutless
  4. Beauty from Pain by Superchick
  5. Blessings by Laura Story
  6. Make Something Beautiful by Laura Story
  7. Keeper of the Stars by Laura Story
  8. Walk by Faith by Jeremy Camp
  9. Need You Now by Plumb
  10. Because God is Good by John Waller

Feel free to add any other resources in the comments!

-Bonnie

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From Around Blog Land

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The Most Surprising People God Told Us to Follow – “What would our life look like if we got our awe of God back?”

Would the Real Christian Woman Please Stand Up? – “Show us what it’s like not to hide in the darkness anymore.”

To the Woman Still Longing to be a Mom – Beautiful, beautiful post and prayer for those of you longing to be a Mom.

God is For You – “The only thing God wants from you are the chains that are holding you back.”

Clothed in Shame  – Another very good post in the modesty debate.

I Have the Perfect Body – For any Moms feeling shame or embarrassment about their bodies.

From Around Blog Land

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The Seven Year Sifter: Keeping Friendships Purposeful Past Their “Prime” – I have read this post a couple times and I know I will read it again.  Friendships and people are intensely important to me and things like growing up and living in three different states so far makes this post so difficult yet so relevant and helpful!

Why Don’t the Guys in my Church Ask Women on Dates? – Important things to think about.

Are we Parenting Imaginary Children? – “When I began to parent my real children, I let go of unrealistic expectations.”

To Moms of One or Two Children from a Mother of Five – I love this!!  So helpful and practical regardless of how many children you have.  I also love it because it seems like in some circles there is definitely the comparison that if you only have one child you have it easy or it isn’t as hard.

Fatigue is not a Sin – “We need Him when we’re supermoms; we need Him when we’re tired.”

10 Ways I Will be Dealing with this Negative Pregnancy Test – So, so good.

Three Immodestly Dressed Women Walk into Church – Yes, I know, yet another modesty post. 😉  But this one is good!

Resources for the Depressed or Discouraged

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I began collecting some resources that were encouraging as I was going through everything and processing things.  I hope that these are encouraging to you as well!  (Note: I don’t necessarily endorse the authors overall.  These specific posts, books, or portions thereof were just very encouraging and helpful to me!)

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Blog Posts: 

The Myth of the Lukewarm Christian

Broken

How Does Jesus Love You?

Because You’re Mine

I Want a Break from God

Unlearning Christianity

Wretched Sinner

Because YOU are {HIS}!!!

Experiencing Grace

Dear God, Am I Good Enough for You Yet?

Crying at Bridal Showers: Lessons about Contentment and Perseverence

Is There Any Value in Experiencing Deep Shame?

What If I’m Not Meant to be Saved?

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Books:

Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough by Jefferson Bethke

Spoken For: Embracing Who You Are and Whose You Are by Robin Jones Gunn and Alyssa Bethke

When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper

Videos: 

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Music:

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Oldie But Goodie Link-up February Edition

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