#088 – Finding Good in the Unexpected

#088 – Finding Good in the Unexpected

I’m a firm believer that God places desires within us.

Give a small girl a play baby doll and you will see her natural desire to mother. Sit and talk with a woman battling infertility and you will hear in her voice and you will see in her eyes the burden of barrenness.

Today, I’m talking with Mira Rollins. Mira has had a desire to adopt since she was a young girl. Listening to her testimony, it was clear that the desire to adopt was given to her by God.

It wasn’t until after she was married that she learned she about her fertility issue.
As you can imagine, Mira has carried a load of emotions having to face the reality of her infertility. It didn’t seem fair or logical, the desire wouldn’t go away and the alternatives were less than appealing.
 I am encouraged by Mira because although she has not been able to watch her stomach grow or feel a kick from her child moving around inside her, she is still a mother. Mira has chosen to see her ability to adopt and foster as gift, and she is a gift to others.
I hope that as you listen to this podcast you are encouraged and reminded of God’s goodness. Whether you  are dealing with the unexpected reality of infertility or another unexpected life shift, remember that God is good. Even when we don’t understand, He is still good.

Let’s Talk!

  • Do you or someone you know battling infertility?
  • What are some practical and creative ways to encourage adoptive and foster parents?
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Highlights for Today’s Episode:

  • Living with fertility deficiencies
  • Practical ways to encourage adoptive and foster parents
  • Tips on supporting those dealing with infertility


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By | 2017-05-29T20:33:14+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Faith, Family, Podcast|11 Comments
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  1. Danielle S. December 12, 2016 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Wow wow wow!!! What a GREAT podcast. Like Mira, I too have POF and what a terrible diagnosis it is AND we can still survive the pain and live and happy and fulfilled life. Thank you Chrystal and Mira for discussing something that often goes so undiscussed in churches. This has been a blessing to me in so many ways as my husband and I are planning our next steps through 7 years of primary infertility with POF. Thank you thank you thank you!! I did some blogging about my story but subsequently stopped as the years went by but my blog title was Barren but not broken. I think that really is the goal: to not be broken by our barrenness.

    • Chrystal Hurst December 27, 2016 at 1:50 am - Reply

      Thanks for listening! Praying for you as you continue on your journey 🙂

  2. Lisa December 12, 2016 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you so very much for sharing. I have wondered for so long if I was the only one who liked Jesus more than God the father. I am learning to accept His goodness and His Godness. I am learning to yield to and love being fathered.


  3. Melanie December 12, 2016 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Excellent podcast, Chrystal! Thanks for sharing.

  4. TaVon December 13, 2016 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    This was great! Thanks for sharing… good content, great testimony.

  5. Nicky December 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this podcast.

    • Chrystal Hurst December 27, 2016 at 1:49 am - Reply

      Thanks for listening!

  6. Winifred Schiemann December 27, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I would like to know how I can listen to your Pod casts on either my computer or I Pad Crystal.
    You share such wonderful words of Crystal.
    I so appreciate all you do for others Crystal.

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  8. PATRICIA DANIEL January 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I am trying to find the podcast on grief.?…

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