Archive | June 2014

Conquering fear in pregnancy with the word of God

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Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful period in a woman’s life. As well as being beautiful it can also be scary for some so i just wanted to encourage you to trust in Yahweh the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews12:2). Whether you are at the beginning or about to deliver i can guarantee the enemy will try to fling some type of untrue things in your mind but the word of the Living God is clear and tells us to have sound mind. For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power love and o sound mind (2Timothy:7).

Ladies do not give fear room to grow but rather rejoice in the goodness of God. Rejoice in His creation and enjoy every moment of that precious baby being knitted together in your womb (Psalm139:13-14). God is truly beautiful and i discovered and felt it more than ever as my baby grew and begun to kick and even hiccup…yes babies hiccup in the womb as their lungs start to mature. I will never forget it when   felt my baby Grace hiccup, i was at work talking  when i got startled and she hiccuped. ..Anyway going back to the topic of fear, fear does not add anything good to you or your baby and there are countless tests showing babies in the womb reacting to stress. I never allowed fear to get in my way in my pregnancy and experienced zero stress because i ate,slept breathed the promises of God which is available to us through Jesus Christ. I read a wonderful book called ‘a supernatural child birth’ which helped me receive the knowledge that Jesus Christ died on he cross for me and by doing so redeemed me from the curse. We do not have to suffer with Eve’s curses but rather we can be filled with the peace of God because Jesus Christ has redeemed us. Now , i am not saying giving birth does not hurts because i would be lying….my my childbirth is the type of pain that i cannot find a word suitable enough to describe. Contractions can be so hard you may not be able to speak until it passes because it is really breath taking yet nothing beats the love and joy that overtakes your entire being once you hear your baby cry for the first time. Holding your baby in your arms will cause you to forget all the pain and a few months later you will not believe it when you tell yourself, ‘perhaps it is time to try again’.

*framed scriptuure from Amen designs on etsy.com

Update Meriam, the Sudanese woman who gave birth in prison

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It was announced recently that Meriam was no longer facing the death penalty and even after that announcement she spent more time behind bars. Meriam was released from prison and applied for a travel document in order to travel to America with her family. The BBC  reported that Meriam was further arrested upon her arrival at the airport on Tuesday again by the Sudanese government who accused her of fraud. They claimed her travel documents were fake and again held her against her will. Her lawyer appealed for bail which was granted  and eventually she was told she is free to leave. 2 days ago Meriam and her husband and children set off to South Sudan where the are making arrangements to travel to America. This mother has been through so much lets hope for a brighter future for her where she can finally settle down and enjoy her life and her babies.

Pictured above is Meriam’s husband,son and new baby daughter*

Wow check out US olympian running at 8 months pregnant

Wow check out US olympian running at 8 months pregnant

US based five times national champion Alysia Montano caused a stir on Thursday when she took part in 800 meter race. The mum to be who is 8 months pregnant looked fresh and full of energy dressed in her running shorts and top. Some people have criticised her for running at this stage of her pregnancy but according to Oregonlive.com she did get the ok from her doctors and also it has been greatly encouraged for mothers to exercise in pregnancy…Obviously one should not go bungee jumping whilst pregnant so I do not think she is doing anything wrong. Most mums to be feel tired and breathless by this stage so well-done to her. I bet all this exercise will help her cope in labour and enable her to shift the baby fat (not that she has gained any) quicker once her baby is born. This mum to be looks brave and beautiful!!