Search Results for: Natasha Metzler

Broken Relationships and the God Who Heals
Family

Broken Relationships and the God Who Heals

When my husband and I decided to pursue older child adoption, I committed myself to studying about trauma. There are many types and effects of traumatic circumstances, but one of the hardest to recover from (in my opinion) is trauma that results in lost relationships.  Our bodies were created to stay connected with those closest…

This is your friend Elisabeth Elliot…

This is your friend Elisabeth Elliot…

“You are loved with an everlasting love,” that’s what the Bible says, “and underneath are the everlasting arms.” This is your friend Elisabeth Elliot… She opened her radio program “Gateway to Joy” the same way each morning. Elisabeth Elliot, wife of martyred missionary Jim Elliot, world-wide speaker, and best-selling author, was a mentor and friend…

6 Questions to Ask Before You Define the Relationship
Love | Marriage Preparation

6 Questions to Ask Before You Define the Relationship

The day my boyfriend and I “made it official” was super romantic.  We were at Panera early in the morning, enjoying our free coffee refills when our conversation naturally drifted toward…Power Rangers. I discovered that his knowledge of the subject greatly surpassed mine and he asked, “How do you feel about having a boyfriend who…

5 Things to Remember When the Doctor Says You’ll Never be a Mom
Infertility & Miscarriage

5 Things to Remember When the Doctor Says You’ll Never be a Mom

I still remember the doctor looking at me over the top of her glasses. “What this means,” she explained, “is that it is very probable you will never bear children.” And something inside me just withered up and died right there. I stumbled through weeks, then months, and then years before I finally started breathing…

how to make your life story God’s battle cry
Author Perspectives | Books | Motherhood | Non-Fiction Books

how to make your life story God’s battle cry

Today I have the privilege of introducing you to one of my personal heroes, Jordyn Glaser. Jordyn is married to my cousin Brian. Together, they are saying yes to the hard things God calls them to, stepping out in faith without waiting to see how God will provide. Brian and Jordyn’s story has had a…

when you don’t feel like singleness is a gift
Books | Identity | Non-Fiction Books | Reviews | Singleness

when you don’t feel like singleness is a gift

At several key points in my life, a book has come along just when I needed it. In the last few months, there have been two: my friend Natasha Metzler’s Emma and the Reasons, and Kingdom Single by Tony Evans. Some books tell you that singleness is valuable, a gift even: these books helped me…

Novel Encouragement for Singles
Books | Fiction Books | Non-Fiction Books | Singleness

Novel Encouragement for Singles

Unexpected life-detours can be hard — whether you thought you’d have ten children by now and you’re not sure how to do this singleness thing, or you planned to be single for awhile and now you’ve lost your vision. As a thirty-something woman who is still waiting for marriage, what has made an enormous difference…

a Cinderella novel that makes you ponder the heart of God
Books | Fiction Books | Reviews

a Cinderella novel that makes you ponder the heart of God

I wish I had been able to read this book back when I was single. Then (and now!) I devoured love stories left and right. There is just something about a love story, isn’t there? I can’t get enough. If you’re also a love story aficionado, allow me to introduce you to one of the…

6 Books to Grow Your Faith
Book Lists | Books | Inspirational | Missions | Non-Fiction Books | Reviews

6 Books to Grow Your Faith

“That is a good book it seems to me, which is opened with expectation and closed with profit.” (Louisa May Alcott) Did you ever sit on a phone book as a kid? Maybe you were too short to reach the table at grandma’s house and the latest, hefty edition of The Yellow Pages was commissioned as a…

Silver Spoons and Grains of Sand
Books | Inspirational | Non-Fiction Books

Silver Spoons and Grains of Sand

A friend and mentor once told me that when you’re trying to get going again with Bible reading, you can always start by just reading the Proverb that coincides with the day of the month. That is precisely how I wound up reading Proverbs 30 one dreary morning before work. My breath caught in my throat,…