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there is hope

September 18, 2009

I was crying within 5 minutes of listening to this Focus on the Family program, and tears streamed down my cheeks for the rest of Ann Kiemel's talk.

She talks about her desiring to have a baby and her struggles with miscarriages and adoption.

Just a small taste . . .

I knew I had a choice.  I could make sorrow my friend or my enemy.  Sorrow could make me hard and cold and bitter or Sorrow could be my best friend and teach me things I had never learned before.  I reached out and took Sorrow's hand in that quite moment.  She removed all the sham and fluff from my life.  She taught me what it is to be real. She taught me what it really is to celebrate because only when you really know sorrow do you know how to laugh.  She taught me what it is to love; it is to be vulnerable.  It's to hold you hand out and to never hang on to anything.  It's to let Jesus take out or put in anything he wants, and it is to say yes.

If you are waiting for a husband or baby or struggling with sorrow, listen.  (On the Focus on the Family page click "listen now.")  It will be 15 minutes well spent.

HT: Kelly's Korner 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. holly webb permalink
    September 19, 2009 9:55 am

    ‘”You had better become a singer,” He said smiling. “Then you won’t here what they say to you. Ask Sorrow and Suffering if they have any more songs to teach you. Do you find them good guides, Much-Afraid?”
    She looked at him earnestly and nodded her head. “Yes, very good. I never could have believed it possible, Shepherd, but in a way, I have come to love them.”‘
    -Hannah Hurnard
    Hinds Feet on High Places.

  2. September 19, 2009 10:00 am

    Hi Holly,
    I’ve always wanted to read that book but never have. Now you make me want
    to read it even more!!
    Do you have the bit memorized?
    amanda

  3. Sarah permalink
    September 19, 2009 12:22 pm

    Still trying to turn off the waterworks after listening to Ann’s testimony. For me… after waiting so long and feeling like my prayers would never be answered… I can’t imagine feeling more fulfilled. I have no doubt that I’m not missing out on anything.

  4. September 20, 2009 12:15 am

    That is both heart breaking and heart warming at the same time.

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