Life is plain hard and our journey is sometimes filled with pain! But some of the most beautiful moments in our lives are born out of our journey. God has big plans for each of us and He has a destination He is moving us towards. Our God-ordained destinations are awesome gifts; however, it is the journey to our destination that brings the most joy to His heart because it is the quest where we are perfected. The perfecting or refining comes from reflecting on our experience, which brings clarity. Because of this dynamic, the process of acquiring wisdom is often painful. Wisdom comes at a price. Blessing and pain are friends. Yes, pain can be your friend if you don’t give it permission to become your master. They hang out together and confer with one another and are seldom separated. You can either be defined by your quest or refined by it. No matter what has come at you on your journey, no matter what pain or shame has tried to attached itself to you, I declare that this is your season of healing. Not lip service healing, but real healing. Give yourself a gift. Allow yourself to authentically sit in your pain and process the emotions. Then find the resolve deep in your heart to dig yourself out of the pit. Tomorrow has come and your past needs to stay in the rear-view mirror. It’s time to move on. Warmly, Ingrid Lord, direct me throughout my journey so I can experience your plans for my life. Reveal the life-paths that are pleasing to you. Psalm 25:4 (TPT)
Our subject today is finding hope and healing after losses in the womb. As a society, we have not been properly educated on how to help women and men on their journey to healing. This conversation needs to get started. Angie Weigelt joins us once again to share her wisdom and insight in getting on the path to healing and wholeness. Click here for Resources Listen >>
Special Edition Podcast:
In this special edition of Crowned we hold a ceremony to name and remember the children lost in the womb. The ceremony is for all families who have lost a child through miscarriage, abortion, or stillbirth—recently or in years past. This simple yet profound ceremony will create a moment in your family history that honors the life of the child you never got to know. It is a celebration of life that hopefully will add another layer of healing to your journey. A special thank you to Angie Weigelt, Teresa Hoeppner, and Anoushka Riley for their support with this special project. Listen >>
Sometimes life is hard and doesn't go as planned. My plans changed dramatically the weekend of my younger sister's wedding. I traveled with my husband and young daughter from Kansas to Ohio for the big event. I was thrilled to be there with my extended family, happy to be the matron of honor, and loving every minute of the festivities with my best friend, my sister. At the rehearsal dinner, I started to feel uncomfortable and concerned. My husband and I left the party abruptly and he carried me to the car. It was clear I was having a miscarriage and there was no stopping it. Read More >>
Today's Coronation Story:
In October 2019, I was nearing the end of a two-year long "Job" season - one of the hardest seasons of my life. It rivaled the death of my father when I was 28 and the loss of three children to miscarriage. In a prayer counselling session, the Lord told me that my road would be quite difficult for quite awhile, but that in this desert place I would be His Queen. As time went on, I felt it settling on me, His grace, His honour, His favour, His beauty, His love. Even in the midst of the difficulty. Read More >>
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