An Open Invitation

Welcome to Springs in the Desert, the home of an apostolate dedicated to spiritually and emotionally supporting women and couples as they navigate the frustration, pain and difficulty of infertility. While our experiences are each unique to us, we are women who know how deeply felt the emotions surrounding infertility are, and we too experience... Continue Reading →

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How to Pray Through Infertility

God’s timing is perfect. God’s timing is perfect. God’s timing is perfect. This mantra that has been ingrained in my mind throughout most of my life only proves itself true to my heart on a rare occasion. This unfortunate reality can lead me to start to question it, that is, if I am not spending... Continue Reading →

Waiting on God

I recently stumbled across this quote on my Facebook feed: “What God is doing in you during this season of waiting is equally as important as the very thing you are waiting for.” -Sean Feucht In life’s journey, it is easy to look to the goal and get so fixated on the desired outcome that... Continue Reading →

Skolops and Sainthood

My wife and I don’t have a TV. It seems like this is increasingly common among millennials: rather than spending money for cable or satellite, we’re more apt to sign up for online streaming services. I generally don’t want to spend money on those either, but I still manage to spend more hours watching various... Continue Reading →

Doors and Windows

When God closes a door, He opens a window. We’ve all heard this saying, and may have used it ourselves when encouraging a friend or family member who doesn’t get something they’ve wanted or worked hard for, or when they suffer a setback in their lives or career. I’ve been thinking about that saying a... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name

Marriage is so profoundly beautiful in the most surprising ways. It had been a tough week at work, and after coming home on Friday, my wife had dinner ready for me. We enjoyed some wine and her delicious pesto while we discussed our upcoming weekend plans.  She asked, “Want to go to mass tomorrow morning?”... Continue Reading →

Resting from our Labors

As most Americans prepare for a long weekend, and the unofficial end of summer, we're taking advantage of the holiday to spend time with family and friends. We'll be back with a new post next week, but in the meantime, a reminder: Our Seasons of Infertility one-day retreat for women will be held Saturday December... Continue Reading →

Trusting God’s Plan

Four years into my marriage and a year into our adoption journey, I sustained a back and neck injury that left me bedridden at times with chronic pain and increasingly depressed. Just prior to my injury, my husband and I had decided that since we had not yet received a call for a child from... Continue Reading →

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