Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Conception of Hope

Romans 5:1-8 

Faith, Hope, and Love

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access [by faith] to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly. Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. 

So here is the part where I embark on writing down some of the steps along this journey. All journeys begin with just one step, and yet I've already taken so many as I arrive at this blog today. I hope to chronicle some of the moments along this path in a way that is pleasing to God, but I also hope that in writing down my thoughts, trials, victories, and experiences...that I find a sense of peace in the decisions I've made along the way.

As of today, my husband and I are struggling with infertility. Like so many, we want to grow our family and we want our marriage to be more than tangentially fruitful. So while we learn and try and do and pray to the best of our abilities that God's will for our life includes a baby in our arms (who am I kidding - I'm praying for twins).... today at least, we have to come to grips that our dreams are in the distance.

For right now, we are capable only of conceiving hope and maybe that's not a bad place to be.


  1. This is a beautiful start! I love it all!

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL first post!!! I love the verses you quoted in Romans ... they are inspiring!
    Welcome to the blog world!!! :-D

  3. Welcome to blogging! I can't wait to read what you write!

  4. Let's set a record for most comments on a new blog! And... go!
    Welcome. I pray that this practice enriches your heart and draws you closer to God. And I also pray that the end of your journey to parenthood is very, very near.

  5. Welcome to blogging! I like what you chose for a blog title. Can't wait to read more!

  6. Welcome :) So nice to have other members of this little community, although it's a heavy cross to be sure!!! Prayers for you and your husband as you make sense of this nasty thing we call infertility.

  7. Yay! A great start to what I'm sure will be a great blog! Looking forward to following along. :)