Author Archives: Jennifer

Laying on hands during labor

Feb 23, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | 0

When you step back from the mystical healing available from the laying on of hands,what you see is no more and no less than physical touch. One person touching the skin of another person. Touch is powerful. It can stimulate nerves and circulation. It can relax muscles and calm fear. It can also stimulate productionRead more …

Praise and Worship during Labor

Feb 21, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | 0

We all know that music helps us to establish a mood. Music can help us relax, give us energy and help us shut out external distractions. Music is allowed at most birthing places around the country, so why stop at relaxing music? Bring in some praise and worship to fill your birth place with theRead more …

Reading Scripture in Labor

Feb 19, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Disciplines | 0

There are several ways you can incorporate the use of scripture reading into your birth. You can read the Bible yourself. You can have a coach or other assistant read the Bible to you. You can quote scripture you have memorized. You can have your coach or assistant repeat a few verses that have beenRead more …

Pregnancy Devotion | Trusting through problems

Feb 16, 2018 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | Trusting through problems

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing byRead more …

Pregnancy Devotion | Some good thoughts for pregnancy

Feb 14, 2018 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | Some good thoughts for pregnancy

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever is true You have been entrusted with the care and nurturing of a child of God. Whatever is noble You are the only oneRead more …

Pregnancy Devotion | My good and faithful servant

Feb 12, 2018 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | My good and faithful servant

Matthew 25:14-30 When God gives us a responsibility, He expects us to work diligently at the task. He expects us to make the best use of what we have been given, and treat the resources well. Teachers of the Bible call this principle “Stewardship”. Sometimes people think about these verses in relation to the moneyRead more …

Pregnancy Devotion | The Report of Spies

Feb 9, 2018 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | The Report of Spies

Numbers 13:26 -14:11 I wonder what happened to the 10 spies who spread a bad report among the people. They had lived through the exodus. They had committed themselves to follow God’s laws. They had seen God provide food and water in the dessert. They had lived through such miracles that their lack of faithRead more …

Pregnancy Devotion | How to be Healthy

Feb 7, 2018 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | How to be Healthy

Proverbs 3:7-8 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you will gain renewed health and vitality. I struggle sometimes with what is known as “prosperity preaching,” where the teacher says that because God blesses his people, Christians should be healthy, wealthy and wise. Overall,Read more …

Pregnancy Devotion | Where are you going?

Feb 5, 2018 | Posted by in Devotion | Comments Off on Pregnancy Devotion | Where are you going?

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I recently drove a friend to an airport 180 miles away in a very large city. We had directions from the internet andRead more …

Christian Perspectives | Labor Pain Medications

Feb 2, 2018 | Posted by in Christian Opinions | Comments Off on Christian Perspectives | Labor Pain Medications

This article is part of a series of articles sharing the reasoning behind Christian family’s opinions based on Biblical understanding of issues.  Reasons are given for both the answers Yes and No. Opinions about… Should a Christian plan to use pain medication in labor? Women who answer “Yes” often share these thoughts… Romans 14:1-4 Accept himRead more …