Christian mom, do you wish you had a better way to prepare for birth? This podcast was launched with the goal of helping you to understand and apply the Bible to birth. I
S2E10: Bible Birth Stories - The Birth of Christ
Rounding out 2020 and marking the Advent season with a Bible Birth Story on the Birth of Christ. Really, this is more of a 'pregnancy' story than a birth story, but I enjoyed the alternate perspective. (And who knows? Perhaps we'll do Part 2 another time!) This isn't the mega-grand finale I hoped to share, but my prayer as always is that you'll be inspired and encouraged to dig into the Scriptures for yourself. Until Season 3, friends!
S2E9: Praying, Trusting God, and Giving Birth During COVID-19
Hear Liz share about her waterbirth at home, a hospital birth with lacking care, and then a supportive hospital birth. But even with three different birth plans, Liz prepared the same way: by praying and trusting that God would answer her prayers.
S2E8: Bible Birth Stories - The Birth of John The Baptist
To mark the Advent season, this is the first of two companion episodes examining the birth stories of John The Baptist and Jesus the Christ as recorded in Scripture. My husband Ben and I go through the passage together, pulling out themes of interest, asking questions, and sharpening our thinking. To get the most out of this episode, we encourage you to read Luke 1 before listening. Our hope is that this show will encourage your own Bible study and exploration of Scripture.
S2E7: The Ordinary Means of Childbirth
Birth is ordinary. Does that jarr you? I know I'm still feeling the aftershocks of that statement ever since my husband, Ben, articulated it to me. But I think his point is a compelling and biblical one, and I wanted to share it with you all! Oftentimes, we think that for birth to go 'well' or be 'beautiful', something miraculous needs to happen. We're looking for a heightened, spiritual experience. The reality is that God commonly, graciously, sovereignly works through ordinary circumstances to fill his promises. Together, we candidly and openly consider Scripture as we grapple with this thought. I hope it gives you as much food for thought as it did me!
S2E6: Bible Birth Stories - Hagar and Sarah
By listener request, I hope this 'Bible Birth Story' will be the first of many for the podcast! Our church has been teaching us how to study narrative so we can better understand such portions of the Bible. This account is full of hope, drama, and God's faithfulness despite unfaithful people. As you listen, we hope you are encouraged in your own devotions!
S2E5: Bumps, Babies and the Gospel with Sarah Dargue
Have you purchased the pregnancy pillow, taken the birth class, styled the nursery, but STILL feel unprepared for all parenting is about to throw at you? Friend, you are absolutely not alone. And Sarah Dargue's book Bumps, Babies and the Gospel might be just the remedy you're looking for! Sarah believes there is "no better preparation for having a baby and beginning the parenting journey, than what we are offered in Christ Himself." Her book is best described as 'a prenatal class for your heart' and I think that's just what the midwife ordered. Our conversation was delightful, heartfelt, and reflective. I hope you will enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording! Sarah's heart for the Lord and perspectives are a great encouragement.
Solid biblical encouragement for pregnancy/labor/birth
Just want to say how much I appreciate this podcast! I had been on the search for birth encouragement/affirmations (that point me to Christ, not the ones that say “trust birth, trust your body”) to help me through my 4th natural birth. I’ve searched for this type of encouragement for the past 8 years and finally found this podcast! I listened to several episodes leading up to labor a month ago and it was a beautiful reminder of who and where my help comes from during my intense and emotional labor and birth. I am so pumped to share this with others as a solid resource for pregnancy and birth!
Wonderful show! Such a needed topic. Thank you for filling this gap in the birth world and offering this perspective.