This week when I was doing a devotional, I came across the topic of unbelief and it got me thinking.

If you are a Christian, then you obviously already believe in God and that he sent Jesus to die for our sins. There is no doubting that. BUT, when was the last time you really believed God’s promises for you and what He thinks of you?

It’s easy to believe everything God has for us when life is going great. What happens when we suddenly receive some bad news or are hurt by someone and suddenly all we feel is self-doubt?

Going through infertility these past few years has really played with my emotions and at times I will admit I have had unbelief. I have had doubts about us conceiving, and at some low moments throughout this journey, I’ve even doubted myself and my capability of being a parent. “Maybe there is a reason I’m not a mother to a child now, could I even raise a child? I can barely keep my plants alive…”

I’m not sure what you’re dealing with, but the best thing to do in these times of unbelief is to run to God. Sometimes it’s so easy to think you need to deal with this unbelief on your own, and you’ll talk to Him again when you feel better, but God wants the opposite. God can supply all of our needs, and I think He would appreciate an honest plea of unbelief than to have His child just getting by and “faking it”. It’s important to address the strongholds in our lives, and God can surely break those strongholds if we let Him.

I encourage you today to ask yourself if you have any areas of your life where you are experiencing unbelief or doubt. Take it to God and let’s turn our thinking around, together!


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great weekend! 🙂

Our Identity in Christ

Over the course of my life, I have made the mistake of finding my self-worth in other people and things. I think it’s safe to say that most of us Americans automatically find our worth by what’s in our bank account, whether we own/rent our homes, our job titles, social group, the vacations we go on, and material possessions, such as what type of car we drive and things we own. All of these things are tangible. We can see them right in front of us, and we sometimes worry about what all of that looks like to other people. Maybe in this modern-day, you take pride in how many followers you have on social media, or how many likes you get on a post. Especially that post you put a lot of wit or thought into, or that photo that was taken at that perfect moment, with perfect lighting, etc.

What would happen if the one earthly thing you pride yourself in the most, went away? 

Last week after coming back from the holiday break, I received the news that my full-time position at work is being phased into a freelance position over the next few months due to work-flow. If you know me, then you know that I love my job. I thoroughly enjoy the projects I get to work on, and working from home is the cherry on top. As you can imagine, finding out this news was sort of devastating. I was in shock at first, and then shock turned into defeat. I almost felt like I was having an identity crisis. Who was I without this job? What am I going to do? What is my ‘title’ going to be in the coming months?

Maybe you’re like me and you’re stuck in what seems to be the ‘in-between’ phase in life and you’re wondering what that next chapter is going to hold. Or maybe you have total and complete job security, you’ve created the family you’ve dreamed of, and you’re already accomplishing all of your goals in life.

Let me encourage you today, to stop putting your worth in things other than Christ. There is nothing wrong with enjoying and taking pride in your job, your family, etc. However, when you believe your worth is only based on earthly things, there’s a problem. If you are a Christian, your worth and identity should be rooted in Christ. If you were to take away all of your earthly titles and possessions, what would be left and who would you be? 

I encourage you today to cling to who scripture says you are and stop attaching your worth to something earthly, and something that’s going to eventually fade away.

Last year, the women in my church did a bible study called The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. One of the topics we went over was our identity in Christ.
If you are a Christian, I hope you can find hope and encouragement in this list:

I am a child of God (John 1:12)

I have peace with God (Rom. 5:1)

The Holy Spirit lives in me (1 Cor. 3:16)

I have access to God’s wisdom (Jas. 1:5)

I am helped by God (Heb. 4:16)

I am reconciled to God (Rom. 5.11)

I am not condemned by God (Rom. 8:1)

I am justified (Rom. 5:1)

I have Christ’s righteousness (Rom. 5:19; 2 Cor. 5:21)

I am Christ’s ambassador (2 Cor. 5:20)

I am completely forgiven (Col. 1:14)

I am tenderly loved by God (Jer. 31:3)

I am the sweet fragrance of Christ to God (2 Cor. 2:15)

I am a temple in which God dwells (1 Cor. 3:16)

I am blameless and beyond reproach (Col. 1:22)

I am the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13)

I am the light of the world (Matt. 5:14)

I am a branch on Christ’s vine (John 15:1,5)

I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

I am chosen by Christ to bear fruit (John 15:16)

I am joint heir with Christ, sharing his inheritance with him (Rom. 8:17)

I am united to the Lord, one spirit with him (1 Cor. 6:17)

I am a member of Christ’s body (1 Cor. 12:27)

I am a saint (Eph. 1:1)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)

I am chosen by God, holy and dearly loved (Col. 3:12)

I am a child of the light (1 Thess. 5:5)

I am holy, and I share in God’s heavenly calling (Heb. 2:11)

I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Pet. 2:5)

I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession and created to sing his praises (1 Pet. 2:9-10)

I am firmly rooted and built up in Christ (Col. 2:7)

I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me (1 John 5:18)

I have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16)

I may approach God with boldness, freedom, and confidence (Eph. 3:12)

I have been rescued from Satan’s domain and transferred into the kingdom of Christ (Col. 1:13)

I have been made complete in Christ (Col. 2:10)

I have been given a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Tim. 1:)

I have been given great and precious promises by God (2 Pet. 1:4)

My needs are met by God (Phil 4:19)

I am a prince (princess) in God’s kingdom (John:12; 1 Tim. 6:15)

I have been bought with a price, and I belong to God (1 Cor. 6:19,20)

I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph. 1:5)

I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)

I am assured that all things are working together for good (Rom. 8:28)

I am free from any condemning charges against me (Rom. 8:31)

I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom. 8:35)

I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God (2 Cor. 1:21,22)

I am confident that the good work that God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1:6)

I am a citizen of heaven (Phil 3:20)

I am a personal witness of Christ’s (Acts 1:8)

I am God’s coworker (2 Cor. 6:1; 1 Cor. 3:9)

I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm (Eph. 2:6)

I am God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:10)

I can do all things through Christ, who gives me the strength I need (Phil. 4:13)

Life Update

Hey there everyone!

This year has been an interesting one, and I have not been posting nearly as much as I thought I would be able to. Between having a full-time job, volunteering at church and trying to maintain a social life (and remain somewhat normal), blogging has sort of taken the back seat. My optimistic blogging schedule I set out to do may be getting a revision, but hopefully in the future I will be posting more regularly and consistently.

Not much has changed in our lives since my last post. We are going on vacation in a little over two weeks to none other than Disney World. 🙂 Some of you may know that last year we went to Orlando for a little over a week, but I couldn’t resist going back and spending more time at the parks. We had a blast going to Animal Kingdom last year so now we are doing 5 days this year. We had some amazing opportunities come our way that made a trip to Disney a no-brainer for us. I will explain all of that in a future post. 🙂

For those of you who are my TTC (trying to conceive) sisters, we are still in the same boat as we were earlier this year. We have not made any appointments to see any specialists or to run more tests, which is something I thought I wanted to do at the beginning of this year, but that sort of took a back seat to life and planning a vacation. I know that sounds strange, that planning a vacation has taken priority over TTC efforts. (And to some, a Disney vacation to a childless couple is sort of an oxymoron.) I noticed about a month ago that planning a vacation helped me stop stressing about expanding our family and allowed me to have fun and plan a getaway my husband and I haven’t been on since our honeymoon. That was 7 years ago this month. We have been on some vacations since then, but they have either been for weddings, or we have traveled with other people. Don’t get me wrong I have absolutely loved every trip we have taken, big or small, especially if it has been with my in-laws. We have a blast traveling with them because we have so much in common. BUT my husband and I haven’t been on a 7+ day vacation, out of the mid-west, by ourselves, for 7 years. I think it is long overdue. And yes we are bringing Maximus with us! 🙂

Although we wish we had a baby in our arms and a crib in that empty bedroom in our home, we aren’t going to stress ourselves out about it. (Remind me that I said that when I start stressing again, haha!) Life is short, and I like I have said before, I would rather enjoy the family I have now than always being stressed out about the family I wish I had. I would rather make memories with my husband, go on vacation, and have fun, than be thousands of dollars in debt, spending my weeks at the doctor’s office, hopped up on hormones and stressed about whether ‘this month’ it was going to work. Don’t get me wrong-we haven’t stopped trying, but we really are in the season of totally trusting and leaning on Him. I believe God has a plan for us, and this experience will not go in vain, but I’m going to have some fun in this season instead of focusing on what I don’t have. We may schedule a doctor visit at the beginning of next year after the holidays to get more answers and take it from there. We are continuing to pray about it every single day. One baby step at a time, no pun intended. 😉

I hope to post more before our trip in a couple of weeks, and I will definitely be posting more afterward! Be sure to follow me on Instagram for any updates until then!

Thanks for stopping by! Love you all! xoxo

The Stork OTC: An Aid to Conception

Happy Wednesday!

Today I wanted to talk to you all about a product that is popular in the TTC world. If you follow my Instagram @thefaithtofollow, you may already know that I am currently a Stork OTC ambassador. What that means is that for the next three months, the company will be sending me two Stork OTC devices to help aid our efforts in TTC, in exchange for my honest review and thoughts.


What is the Stork OTC?

The Stork OTC is an FDA-cleared device that couples can use when they are trying to get pregnant. The Stork OTC uses cervical cap insemination, placing the sperm directly at the opening of the cervix, compared to an IUI that injects the sperm into the cervix and can only be done at a fertility clinic, but the entire process of the Stork OTC is in the privacy of your own home. And better yet, you don’t have to take any medications. No doctor visits. No injections. No ridiculous price tags.

Who should use the Stork?

One of the most common and helpful things you can do when trying to conceive is to start tracking ovulation. This can be with an app on your phone, ovulation tests, and/or tracking your basal body temperature. The Stork OTC is the next step when you have been testing for ovulation and haven’t had success. There are a number of reasons why the Stork OTC can help aid you in conception. The Stork OTC can help couples who have unexplained infertility, diminished sperm count, sperm motility issues, and unfavorable vaginal environment. The Stork OTC is also the perfect product to try when couples aren’t yet ready to proceed with an in-clinic procedure such as IUI and IVF.

How does the Stork help with conception?

Cervical cap insemination has been documented with success rates up to 20%, which is actually a comparable success rate to an IUI that you would receive at a fertility clinic. (16-21%) Another way that the Stork OTC helps aid in conception, is that according to a post-coital study, an average of 3.23 higher value of sperm concentration was found at the cervix compared to natural intercourse for 85% of the study participants.

Where can I purchase the Stork?

You can purchase from their website, or at places like CVS, Walgreens, and Target. For a full list of retailers click here.
Currently, The Stork OTC is running a promotion where you can save $40 when you purchase two devices. This is the perfect time to try the Stork OTC!


This opportunity has come at a perfect time for us in our TTC journey. At the beginning of this year, my husband and I decided that we were going to go to a reproductive endocrinologist to run more tests and get an official evaluation. We also decided to both get back on vitamins and supplements. Not just your basic prenatal, and multivitamin, but the hardcore cabinet full of supplements. Around that same time, I reached out to a Youtuber who I have been following, Kassie Moon. (Go check her out, she’s awesome!) I found her videos to be extremely helpful since she is a Christian who is also going through infertility. She happens to also be an ambassador for the Stork OTC and told me that I should apply to become one, and I did! And here I am! I am beyond excited! 🙂

Being a part of this program is truly a blessing. While we are saving and waiting for our supplements to kick in (it takes at least 3 consistent months to show results), The Stork OTC in my opinion, is the perfect product to help us right now. We have been putting off going to an RE for many reasons, and this ambassadorship with the Stork OTC seems to be an answer to prayers.

During these next three months, feel free to contact me here or on my Instagram for any questions that you may have about the Stork OTC! I would love to help you in your journey! 🙂 Thanks everyone for reading!

Top Infertility Resources

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week so far and are looking forward to the weekend.

Today, I wanted to talk to you about my current favorite infertility resources. It’s so easy to go through infertility feeling like you are the only one, but little do couples know, there are so many great books and other resources to help you throughout this journey.

Here is my list, in no specific order:


The first book, Taking Charge of your Fertility, is the first fertility related book I purchased. It was actually recommended by someone who had also gone through infertility. This book covers all of the basics of what you need to know about your body and fertility. It primarily focuses on the female body, but it does touch on male fertility as well. I would highly recommend this book. The book is a little intimidating at first, but I referenced this book when we first felt there was a problem and have also referenced it two years into our journey.

2. The Bible
This seems a little straight-forward, but I think many Christians who are going through infertility underestimate what they can find in the Bible. There are so many stories about infertility and each one reveals God’s amazing character.


Waiting for God to Fill the Cradle, is available in book and kindle form on Amazon. It is a one-month devotional for couples to read together, although you don’t have to necessarily read it with your spouse. I thought the points in the devotional were so good that I started a journal based on the points given throughout the month of reading. I often reference them for encouragement.


Supernatural Childbirth may be a misleading title for a book on infertility, but it addresses fears and lack of faith when it comes to having troubles conceiving. If you are a Christian who believes in confessing scripture over you and your spouse, then this is the book for you. The nice part of this book is that once you become pregnant, you can keep declaring and confessing scriptures up until your baby is born. I purchased this book a couple of weeks ago and confess and declare all of the scriptures daily, as well as pray the prayer to conceive. It’s a great starting point on infertility for your prayer life.


Every Bitter Thing is Sweet is a book written on the author’s testimony of going through infertility. I adore Sara’s writing style. I also purchased this book a couple of weeks ago and am almost finished with it. It is such a good read! She touches not only on her own journey but also common thoughts that we all think when going through infertility.


Barren Among the Fruitful is a great overall book that talks about infertility from a Christian perspective. Amanda, the author shares her story as well as other women’s stories. She also gives great facts about infertility and how to still have a positive, Christ-centered outlook on life.

7. Infertility Encouragement from Sarah’s Laughter
This daily reading plan is available on the YouVersion app. For those of you who are not aware of what YouVersion is, it is an app you can download on your phone where you can read the entire bible as well as sign up for daily reading plans. You can even set reminders so you don’t miss a day. I am currently reading this plan on YouVersion. The best part? It’s free! 🙂

8. Sarah’s Laughter Infertility Podcast
If you aren’t a huge reader, then this is finally the resource for you! 🙂 This is a podcast from the same couple who put together the YouVersion reading plan in the above resource. I also have been listening to their podcasts lately and they’re great!

Do you have any favorite books or podcasts that you listen to? I’d love to hear them!
Have a great weekend everyone!