High School Theology

This is a sponsored post that includes affiliate links. All opinions are mine.

 

When I was in the 9th  grade, the seniors were absolutely  amazing. There was nothing they couldn’t do. 12th  grade boys were tall, handsome, and oh so knowledgeable about life. 12th  grade girls were intelligent, funny, stylish, and friendly.

They were who I wanted to be.

In my adult years, I’ve realized something fun and interesting. The same affinity that I had for the Class of 1987 years ago still exists today. Maybe it’s the  assuredness  about life they exude now that they are grown adults; maybe it’s the calm and insightful parenting techniques I’ve seen them employ; maybe it’s  the very human challenge to balance work and family that I know they encounter every day.

They have a certain knack;  a persona if you will, that I sense almost immediately.

Sound silly? Maybe, but it’s definitely true.

In the same way, older women  are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not slaves to excessive drinking. They are to teach what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children,5 to be self-controlled, pure, workers at home, kind, and in submission  to their husbands, so that God’s word will not be slandered.

Titus 2:3-5

While my love for seniors has never waned, I can’t say I feel that same affinity and celebrate the successes for all women. And as a Christian, shouldn’t I? Continue reading “High School Theology”

A Girl, Her Teaching, and The Bible

This is a sponsored post that includes affiliate links. All opinions are mine (and my daughter’s).

One of the things I enjoy most about being a blogger is that I get to share my family with the world. When the kids were little, it was fun. Know that they are older, it’s still fun and funny, but it’s also heart-warming.

In all of their extra, rebellion, and emotion, they are also amazing. Every day they give me something to be in awe of. Every.single.day.

Especially when one of them is preparing to teach a bible lesson to her church youth group. Continue reading “A Girl, Her Teaching, and The Bible”

Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy: Struggles and Victories with Infertility

exploring-infertility-options

 

From Toni:

In 1997 I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I wan’t married at the time, but my doctor was quick to tell me that when I did get married,  if my husband and I decided to have children one day, we could run into some problems with infertility. I can’t really decribe the emotions that followed  other than to say it was all surreal. I knew that I wanted to have children, and being told so prematurely that it would be diffificult to conceive was difficult for me to hear.

2016-12-10-09-00-34
Here’s a photo of me with newborn baby Tyra when she was about 3 weeks old in 2001.

I was one of the lucky ones.

My PCOS did not prevent me from having children, but for many women who live with the condition, it can. PCOS is definitely not the only cause of infertility, but it is one that can make women explore other child-bearing options. Heidi Hayes is the CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA and wrote this post about the egg donor process.

guest post image

Take Action Facts About the Egg Donor Process

Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate when it comes to having a baby. Many couples struggle to conceive for various reasons. Sometimes infertility is caused by disease, an infection, endometriosis, or another reproductive issue. Fortunately, couples who may have had no hope just a few short years ago now have many different infertility options to explore.  Continue reading “Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy: Struggles and Victories with Infertility”