Tuesday, July 16, 2013
More Quotes from Three Decades of Fertility
No, no new letter yet. But I have something just as good! Last fall I was asked to contribute to a book about childbearing years. The authors all have two things in common. They have all given birth throughout their childbearing years. Some had many children (like me) and some had only a few, with long time spans between having babies. The second thing they all have in common is that they are women of faith. Faith in the God of the Bible, and they each recognize that He is the author and creator of life, and that God uses our childbearing years to create us to be Christlike.
Relinquishing control (or perceived control) of our bodies to the creative work of pregnancy and childbirth has many correlations to the walk of a believer. We have to take a back seat in order to really see the glory of what Christ is doing in us. If we fight against God and choose to give in to our natural desire to control our lives in any way, then we are not allowing God to be Lord of our lives, and we will suffer for it. If in no other way, we suffer from stress. Because we are not God, we are not created with the ability to control most things, so when we try, we are putting stress into our lives.
Anyway, all that to say that this book is a great collection of stories. Stories of faith and trust. Stories of learning to recognize God's hand even in times of difficulty. Stories of triumph and stories of intense heartache. I wish all women of faith could read this book and learn of these women who have, in so many ways, "Been There, Done That."
Three Decades of Fertility will be released in paperback and E-book on July 29, Lord Willing! You can use the banner at the top of this or the link near the top of the right side bar for ordering (I will get a commission on your order so thanks in advance for ordering using my link! With two trips to an Eastern European to rescue Priscilla, I'm sure any extra income will come in handy!).
But without further ado, please watch the trailer below, and click on the image in my side bar to read more about this book, and get a sneak peak at some of the stories, as well as other parts, of the book!