We all know the familiar quote, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again!” This quote can be such a motivator when you are determined to achieve a degree, go for the Olympic gold, or move up in your career. The words even egg you on if you are trying to win the Publisher’s… Continue reading Titus II Part 4: An Interview with Carrie Huebner on Helping Those Living with Infertility
Anyone who knows us knows that we like to travel and, doing so, we tell others about Elizabeth Ministry and RECLAiM. Anyone who knows us well knows that we just returned on November 22nd from a month in New Zealand and two weeks in the Sydney-Canberra areas of Australia, doing precisely that, as well as… Continue reading Sharing Good News Beyond the Pond and Prayer Needs
Losing our baby ripped my world apart and it felt like it would never, ever be quite right again. In the years since I’ve realized that while the grief lessened and the wound healed, the life – and loss – of that baby changed me forever.
We are far from where we need to be but the movement has been growing for years and is finally making some headway in mainstream birth. But just as it is true that mothers have the right to a dignified birth and true evidence based care, they also have a right to that when it comes to miscarriage.
Did you ever think that you were Super Mom? As a mom of many close-together children, it was an easy fantasy for me to fall into. As a young mom, I would set my goals high, “burn the candle at both ends,” and “never say die.” After a while the Super Mom fantasy took… Continue reading Super Mom Meets Ordinary Mom
Recently, a good friend of mine was asking myself and my husband about how we get through the challenging period of early pregnancy with morning sickness. He was asking on behalf of some other friends of his who were in the midst of it, just as we were. The wife felt ill and fatigued most… Continue reading The Good Example of Zechariah and Elizabeth
I’ve noticed a trend lately. It’s probably been there for years, maybe even decades, but maybe I’ve just noticed it since entering motherhood myself, and perhaps I’ve become especially attuned since working at Elizabeth Ministry International. It’s the habit that our culture has of commenting on, asking about, and even passing judgement on people’s family… Continue reading Do You Realize What You’re Asking Me?
Motherhood was the biggest thing that ever happened to me. The experiences of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding took me on this epic interior journey. It was motherhood that taught me that I had value and shattered all the years of false beliefs that told me that I was nothing. I will always be grateful for… Continue reading The Fruitfulness of Infertility
Though one doesn’t hear such a question asked as outright as the title, often good Catholic kids will have grown up knowing that we all have a vocation — a calling from God — and that we need to discern that calling. We may have heard parents or other adults explaining to us at an… Continue reading What’s Your Vocation?
Please join us in the following Prayer Needs of Elizabeth Ministry/RECLAiM Sexual Health: • Lord Jesus, the work of Elizabeth Ministry always needs your help. Please bless and provide the physical healing of our founders, Jeannie and Bruce and their family. Protect them in their many travels and their busy lives. Please provide more volunteers… Continue reading Prayer Needs and Tangled Tapestries (“Part 6”)