Hannah is a Midwesterner loving the Colorado life. She’s married to Brad -- a pastor, passionate engager of culture and beer, and a lover of bourbon. They were recently blessed with a bright-eyed baby boy, Ransom, after five years of infertility. Brad and Hannah started The Table Church in Lafayette, Colorado, with a beautiful group of adventurous souls in 2016. Hannah does not consider herself a “dreamer” but rather a pragmatist. She is learning how those two things can intersect in a redemptive way in Gospel community.
IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT THE WEIGHT OF LIFE SO DEEPLY THAT IT’S HARD TO DREAM, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this interview, Hannah shares what it’s been like to face the deepest grief of her life – and some of the greatest joy – all-the-while planting a brand-new church with her husband. She talks about how the experience of infertility and miscarriage changed her and opened her up even more to walk in brokenness and grief alongside others. It has also pointed her straight to our Savior, Jesus, and given her a passion for others to live in the freedom and identity that’s been given to us in Him.
Did you know that 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy according to the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (CDC). So, whether or not infertility is part of your story, you probably know someone who is impacted by it. My prayer in sharing stories like Hannah's is that we’ll all learn more about how to walk in grace with our friends and loved ones who are hurting.
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It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
~ Psalm 127:1-5
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Parakaleo Regional Network for Church Planting Wives
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Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist
Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist
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