Your Story Matters Amanda Voigt - Infertility

"Though paved with pain and heartache, the seasons I struggled the most have also become the seasons I cherish the most. For in those seasons, I found myself at the feet of a good, good Father, lavished with grace, mercy and hope." - Amanda Voigt

SHOW NOTES

“I never thought I would do something like this.”

Amanda’s journey with infertility. How did it all unravel?

“It’s lonely.” “Your friends get the dream and you’re not.”

“I had to be excited to see my best friend’s baby in the hospital.”

How does it feel when people try to “Christianese” your suffering.
“It’s a blow when you’re already down.”
You just need to sit with someone and try to feel what they are feeling.
Don’t try and make it better or find answers for them.

How did you manage the process of infertility?
Looking to adopt.
Insurance ended up paying for it with Luke’s new job.
Do what you need to do,...

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Benefits of a lion attack - sort of

I am the survivor of a vicious lion attack.  It happened this past June, and it may be the reason our family is closer than ever.  What is the secret to a close-knit family?  Unfortunately, many times the answer is painful, scary, frustrating, or humiliating…but we’ll give you the answer coming up next.

SHOW NOTES

  • This is one of the great legacies my father left me after he graduated to heaven.
  • The secret to a close-knit family is…Trauma, camping, accidents, basically…when things go wrong.
  • Families who play together stay together.
  • But much of the bonding depends on how your family handles the hard times.
  • Treasure hunting your trials
    • How has God improved us through this experience…how has it made us better
    • How was God faithful
    • What did we learn
    • How might God use this in the future to help others
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