Sonya lives in West Chester with her husband, Rob, and their five sons. She and Rob attend the Gins’ community group. Though she is a Pennsylvania native growing up in Lebanon, PA, visiting Australia is at the top of her bucket list. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and creating photo books.
“Preach the gospel to yourself daily.”
If you’ve attended Covenant Fellowship for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard a variation of this statement. It’s certainly a thread running through the fabric of my life as a member of this church. Sadly, even the most wonderful of statements can lose impact if I’m not careful.
When my husband and I first got married and we started to make plans to grow our family, I didn’t know that my journey of motherhood would be ridden with loneliness, anger, jealousy, sorrow, guilt, and shame. Infertility is not uncommon, and yet it is something that is rarely spoken about. I myself knew nothing about it and was completely surprised when after having had no problems getting pregnant with our first son, I found…
I thank God for the blessing of being part of a church that is more than a gathering of individuals for weekly events. Our church is a community in which the sense of belonging to the Body of Christ is tangible. We feel it when we worship the Lord together in singing, when we all listen to the preaching of God’s Word, and when we rejoice with someone’s public testimony of how God’s grace has changed them.
I don’t know whether it has to do with my age, that my oldest children are beginning to launch from home, or that I recently recovered from a very difficult health issue, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose. How is my role changing?