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Looking to Jesus in Trials

In the midst of trials, it is easy to focus on the pain and lose sight of eternity.  I pray these posts encourage you to look to Christ, find reasons to rejoice, and have hope in a glorious future.

A devotional for pregnant mothers struggling with hyperemesis gravidarum. When seeking relief from extreme morning sickness, it's easy to feel hopeless, but we have to keep our eyes on Christ #hyperemesisgravidarum #morningsickness #raptmotherhood

A Hyperemesis Gravidarum Devotional: Keeping My Eyes on Jesus During Extreme Morning Sickness

How do I feel on the bad days of hyperemesis gravidarum?  Helpless and hopeless. Having experienced a miscarriage and infertility, it’s already easy to believe that my body is broken and has betrayed me.  Add severe, debilitating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and those ideas are only compounded.   But, those feelings aren’t completely wrong. …

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Spring is a great reminder and picture of God's faithfulness - How can you find joy and be more obedient to God's word? Remember His faithfulness to past promises and hope in the future #faith #Godspromises #raptmotherhood

The Faithfulness of Spring: Joy and Obedience from Faith In God’s Promises

I thought to myself, “Oh! It’s spring!”  The fuschias, yellows, and rich greens surrounding my car on the backroads near our house caught me off guard. Why?  Although it frequently makes a brief, deceptive appearance before its official arrival, spring faithfully comes every year.  I expect spring’s entrance, but I am always pleasantly surprised by …

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What does "look to Jesus" mean? How can Christian moms look to Jesus? A devotional and Bible study of Hebrews 12:1-2 that serves as encouragement for moms to keep their eyes on Christ. #looktoJesus #christianmama #Biblestudy #devotional #Christianblog #raptmotherhood

Look to Jesus: How Christian Moms Can Keep Their Eyes on Christ

New subscribers to Rapt Motherhood receive a short devotion regarding the blog’s tagline (“looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith”) and why the blog is named Rapt Motherhood.  This passage, from Hebrews 12:2, is one of the sources for the Christianese phrase, “just look to Jesus!” But, what does this mean for the …

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Trusting God - Infertility - Miscarriage - Adoption - Motherhood

Content in Him: Trusting God with My Dream of Motherhood

Note:  If you’ve read my first three posts about my journey to motherhood, then this story will be familiar to you.  I pray you find additional encouragement to pursue God’s plan for your life. I sat in the church sanctuary for evening service, listening to several couples tell unique stories of God’s plan to grow their …

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I'm thankful that God used my early miscarriage story to draw me to Him and lead me on a journey to motherhood that I never expected #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagestory #raptmotherhood

My Early Miscarriage Story and Journey to Motherhood

Miscarriages are a devastating reality in this fallen world, yet, until very recently, it seemed that most people kept their experience a secret.  The time period during my miscarriage and subsequent struggles with infertility felt lonely and never-ending.  Although deeply personal, I feel my early miscarriage story is important to share, so, hopefully, one person …

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