This page will be full of resources that will encourage you during your wait (things such as books, songs, conferences, devotionals, etc.). I am excited to share some of the authors, song writers, and ideas that have helped me during my journey and I’m sure they’ll be of much joy to you during your “waiting room” experience.
- “We’re Pregnant!” by Dianne Leman. I cannot recommend this book enough. A MUST READ on your journey of waiting for your miracle baby. Read the summary below the photo & click on the photo to purchase your copy.
“If you have longed to shout, “We’re pregnant!” but have lost hope of ever doing so, this book will restore your hope. Dianne Leman shares her own story of receiving God’s cure for her hopeless infertility after she and her husband exhausted all their natural and medical options. Now the mother of five, grandmother of 16, and pastor to thousands, Dianne discovered how much God wants to cure infertility in every couple.
This book is for you, whether you know God or not—you might have no faith at all, a weak or wavering faith, or a deep and abiding faith in God. His love and healing are not bound by our faith or worldview—thank God, literally! Hundreds of couples have implemented the lessons outlined in this book. They have had hope restored and have received God’s cure for infertility and the gift of children.
You will be encouraged as you read the stories of others and learn how you can apply the same lessons to receive God’s cure for infertility. You, too, may soon be singing, “We’re pregnant!”
2. “Every Bitter Thing is Sweet” by Sara Hagerty. This book came across my daily devotional on October 29, 2014 when I was in the deep pit of discouragement on our journey of believing God for the impossible. After reading it, I emailed Sara directly and she responded! I am forever grateful to Sara and her ministry to women still in the wait. Now she is a mother to 6 children! Read the summary below the photo and click on the photo to purchase your copy.
“In the age of fingertip access to answers and a limitless supply of ambitions, where do we find the God who was birthed in dirt and straw? Sara Hagerty found him when life stopped working for her. She found him when she was a young adult mired in spiritual busyness and when she was a new bride with doubts about whether her fledgling marriage would survive. She found him alone in the night as she cradled her longing for babies who did not come. She found him as she kissed the faces of children on another continent who had lived years without a mommy’s touch.
In Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, Hagerty masterfully draws from the narrative of her life to craft a mosaic of a God who leans into broken stories. Here readers see a God who is present in every changing circumstance. Most significantly, they see a God who is present in every unchanging circumstance as well
Whatever lost expectations readers are facing—in family, career, singleness, or marriage—Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet will bring them closer to a God who longs for them to know him more. What does it look like to know God’s nearness when life breaks? What does it mean to receive his life when earthly life remains barren? How can God turn the bitterness of unmet desire into new flavors of joy?
With exquisite storytelling and reflection, Hagerty brings readers back to hope, back to healing, back to a place that God is holding for them alone—a place where the unseen is more real than what the eye can perceive. A place where every bitter thing is sweet.”
3. The “Moms in the Making Yearly Conference”. There is NOTHING like being in a conference room filled with 200+ women who “get it”. And if that sounds scary, let me reassure you that all fears will be cast aside when you step foot in that room. More than focusing on babies, the Moms in the Making Conference strives to set our eyes on Jesus during our time of waiting for His promises to be fulfilled in our lives. It takes place in Dallas, Texas every year in October. I have gone for the past 2 years and highly recommend it. Please visit their site for more information and updates.
4. Bethel Worship Music. I am a worshipper and there is nothing like worshipping and praising your way out of deep discouragement and doubt. I listen to Bethel Worship on a daily basis. Their songs are anointed, full of life, and based on the Word of God. They come in concert to local cities across the world, so please check their website for updates. I am posting their YouTube channel, just click on the link or photo, hit play and listen; all of their songs are amazing, none will disappoint. Create a culture of worshipping while you wait, there’s nothing like it! Our God deserves our praise, no matter what.
5. Sermon October 22, 2018 “When I Need a Miracle” by Pastor James Macdonald. This sermon was preached the weekend after I got back from the 2nd annual Moms in the Making Conference and it rocked my world. Please listen and be encouraged by God’s Word. Pastor James Macdonald is the Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in the suburbs of Illinois. If you are searching for a Bible based church in this area, please visit their website by clicking on the photo for service times and locations.