This.Is.Icing.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Amy’s Story: Our daughter Claire was 20 months old when my husband and I surprisingly discovered we would be expecting again. What we planned as a celebration weekend…

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For This Child I Prayed

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Lauren’s Story: My husband and I married 8 years ago, and at the altar I joked that kids would come 2 to 3 years down the line. That would be time…

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My Love for Super Heroes

Friday, July 1, 2016

Liz’s Story: Glowing Skin, Beautiful hair, and the best attitude ever describe my second pregnancy. It was a welcome change from my first pregnancy which had been wrought…

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Storming Heaven for A Miracle

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mary’s Story:  Lying on the sonographer’s table I anticipated the technician’s smiling commentary on how great my baby looked. Instead she focused on his abdomen for what seemed…

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Walking on Eggshells

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Jennifer’s Story: I know what it’s like to keep a secret about something I felt too ashamed to admit. I also know the freedom of confiding in a…

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Surprised by a Tom Cat

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Rainey’s Story: George is my parent’s cat, not a fancy cat, just your plain old country tom cat now living in a big city. His “meow” is constant and…

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The 5-7 Year Plan

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wynne’s Story: Growing up the oldest of three girls in Texas, I often dressed up as a bride for Halloween, and carried fake flowers “down the aisle” of…

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My Baby’s Name

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Christina’s* Story: I will never forget the buzz of the vacuum. Nor will I forget the insensitive nurse informing me, “this part shouldn’t hurt” as she forcefully pressed…

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Releasing My Daughter

Thursday, October 2, 2014

April’s* Story: We moved to Texas from a small town in the north east. It was a tough move for our four kids, especially our 17-year-old daughter Ellie….

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My Dreams Were Shattered

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Angie’s Story: I will never forget July 23, 2010. Two years prior my husband and I were blessed with healthy and beautiful boy/girl twins. During the first two…

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Hiding in a Dark Place

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lisa’s Story: Quite a few years ago I tried to hide from God while in a relationship I knew was wrong. John was a tall, athletic, good-looking college…

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Adoption & My Wilderness

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Di’s* Story: I spent the last summer of my college years on a mission trip to China. Witnessing firsthand a culture where the girls are undervalued, and even…

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A Severe Mercy

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Grace’s* Story: At the age of thirty, I loved my job and my friendships. But I wanted a family, and finally that happened when I married. I was wise enough to…

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Learning to Like My Teenager

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jasmine’s* Story: I never expected to dislike my own daughter so much! She went from being my precious toddler to being a rebellious, ungrateful teenager. I could not…

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God, Why Won’t You Heal?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ginna’s Story: A little over 7 years ago my world was forever sweetly rocked when Grace Anne came into this world. In the midst of having a very…

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High Heels For Flip-Flops

Monday, October 28, 2013

Priscilla’s Story: “Reporting live in downtown Houston, Priscilla Goodwin, Back to you.” As a former television reporter in Houston, I sometimes miss saying that, especially when I see…

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Post-partum Panic

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Suzan’s Story: After years of struggling with infertility, God finally provided His special gift of a little girl named Faith. She was the perfect child. She slept well,…

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A New Start

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Shannon’s* Story: I am a career woman; it didn’t start out that way. I had the good fortune of being able to stay home with my firstborn for…

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Losing My Best Example

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kathryn’s Story: As the baby girl of four children I always had a special relationship with my mom. Long after my siblings had left for college, I would…

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Peace for a Pessimist

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edna’s Story: On September 20, 2011, I frantically called my oldest sister who is a physician because I missed my monthly cycle. Assuming the worst, I told her…

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Lindsay’s Short Life

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Leslie’s Story: On May 24, 2009, we welcomed our second daughter, Lindsay, into this world but then three days later had to let her go into the arms…

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Racked with Despair

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Natalie’s Story: In December of 2012, my husband and I were very excited to find out we were expecting our second child. The pregnancy seemed to be going very…

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