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Miracle Monday: Good Reads

This past year we have reviewed two faith-based books about the challenges of infertility: When the Cradle is Empty by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter and Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Saake Here are a few other wonderfully written faith-based books that you might consider reading: Empty Womb, Aching Heart by Marlo Schalesky The Infertility Companion by Sandra Glahn ThM and William Cutrer M.D. Moments for Couples Who ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” The Last Chapter

In the last chapter of Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Saake she delicately describes what it is like to finally have a child after infertility as well as the emotions that accompany secondary infertility (having difficulty having another child).  She also encourages women who have not yet become mothers or are mothers with children only in heaven. For those who reach motherhood after many trials ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: “Hannah’s Hope” Chap.14

In chapter 14 of Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Saake the author discusses the things churches and church leaders can do to address infertility and infant loss in their congregation.  This is a really great chapter to understand the touch points that may be helping couples and the areas that are a struggle.  Some of the suggestions are: Mention the issue of ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Anguish and Grief

We are almost done reading Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Sakke but there is still so much great information left in this book.  In chapter 13, Anguish and Grief, the author details her own journey and her own experiences with grief, and there were a lot.  You really just need to read the whole chapter to get a feel of where she ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” When Churches Add to Heartache

In Chapter 12 of Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Saake, she writes about how sometimes the church can add to the heartache of infertility or loss.  Many activities of the church are centered around children and families: Baby dedications, Mother’s Day sermons, Sunday School classes.  It may be hard to find your place in church if you are going through infertility or have ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Prayer, Faith and Compassion

This week in chapter 11 of Hannah’s Hope, author Jennifer Saake writes about the importance of faith and prayer.  How many times have your heard, “You just need to have faith, it will happen.” Although that statement is meant to be encouraging it implies that you are don’t have a child yet because you don’t really believe God can provide.  This ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Anything for a Child?

This week we read chapter 10 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake.  The desperation that comes from infertility is felt in the plea, “Lord, I will do anything for a baby!” Are you at that point now?  Are there some things that go too far?  Are there clear cut answers to every case?  These are the questions addressed in this chapter. ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Bitterness of Soul

Chapter 9 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake is titled “Bitterness of Soul”.  The threat of bitterness when dealing with infertility is logical but it can be so harmful.  The author writes, “I hadn’t intended to let bitterness grow within my heart, but I hadn’t actively prevented it either.  Like a garden that is not weeded, a soul that is ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “Hannah’s Hope” Fill my Cup Lord

In Chapter 8 of “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake the author asks “Can we trust God?”  She talks about a turning point in her journey when she finally raised her arms to God and gave it all over to Him.  She says, “In my quest for answers, I came face to face with the bitter reality that I wanted to ... Read More »

Miracle Mondays: “Hannah’s Hope” Chapter 7

This week we look at chapter 7, “Two Hearts Beating as One…Sometimes”, from “Hannah’s Hope” by Jennifer Saake.  The chapter begins with this verse from 1 Samuel: “Elkanah her husband would say to her, ‘Hannah, why are you weeping?  Why don’t you eat?  Why are you downhearted?  Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?'” 1 Samuel 1:8 Husbands ... Read More »