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    #084 Expectant: Seth & Brynn

    #084 Expectant: Seth & Brynn

    “How can you, in the midst of a trial, experience joy? What does that really look like?”


    After Matt Carter preached a sermon on 1 Peter, Seth and Brynn began to evaluate their faith. Could they trust in Jesus in the midst of a storm? In the last episode of Expectant, Seth and Brynn share their story of trusting Jesus even through suffering—even when they lost what was precious.

    • 29 min
    #083 Expectant: Brian & Taylor

    #083 Expectant: Brian & Taylor

    “The ultrasounds, the heartbeats, and all the testing came back normal … I could feel her hiccup all the time.”


    As parents of two young boys, Brian and Taylor were excited to find out they were pregnant with a baby girl. Then at 37 weeks of pregnancy, the unexpected happened, and Brian and Taylor had to trust God and His purposes more than ever before.

    • 29 min
    #082 Expectant: Will & Sarah

    #082 Expectant: Will & Sarah

    “We were so excited and planning and dreaming of a life with three babies that we didn’t hear the gravity of the situation—and even if we had, it wouldn’t have changed anything.”


    Sarah and Will always dreamt of having a large family, but they had no idea about the long, difficult road ahead of them. Through the journey, Sarah and Will learned how to trust God’s heart, even in the midst of immense, unexpected suffering.

    • 33 min
    #081 Expectant: Neill & Felicia

    #081 Expectant: Neill & Felicia

    “I want to be healed from this grief that I feel, but I don’t want to forget.”


    When Felicia and Neill became pregnant with their third child, they walked through tremendous joy and then unexpected suffering. As they continue to care for their children, Felicia and Neill hold on to a unique ebenezer that gives them the strength to embrace their grief.

    • 18 min
    #080 Expectant: Jimmy & Staci

    #080 Expectant: Jimmy & Staci

    “This process has helped me realize that any human being that I see is a straight-up miracle from God.”


    Jimmy and Staci were parents to a healthy toddler when they got pregnant with their second child. The arduous process of growing their family taught them that above all, their children belong to God and that no matter what, He is good and worthy of their praise.

    • 23 min
    #079 Expectant: David & Kathrin

    #079 Expectant: David & Kathrin

    “I remember God speaking to my heart and saying, ‘This is the journey I have for you guys.’ But at the time, I didn’t know what that would look like.”


    David and Kathrin met in middle school, got married after college, and anticipated starting a family together. But after struggling to get pregnant and consulting medical professionals, God began a work in their hearts—taking David and Kathrin on a journey they never expected.

    • 18 min

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