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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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 →

The Desert…and the Spring

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?   I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  - Isaiah 43:18-19 Like most everybody, I grew up having dreams. Big ones. As a five year old, creating... Continue Reading →

Dwell in Hope

Somewhere between my husband’s second snooze button and the dog demanding her ‘good morning’ pets at the side of the bed, my eyes always catch a glimpse of a sign on the wall opposite of my bed. I purchased the sign a few months ago. Its white whimsical letters are a necessary reminder to me... Continue Reading →

On Birthdays and Infertility

Note: I find that there are “easier” days, and “harder” days while struggling with the cross of infertility.  This reflection is one I wrote on one of the more difficult days. My intent is simply to express some of the emotions of celebrating my birthday, without offering a solution or “quick fix.”  I pray that... Continue Reading →

“My Peace I Leave You.”

Peace is a gift from the Lord that is intimately intertwined with trusting Him. But how can I trust God when I cannot understand why He is not giving me the one thing that I most desire in the world?

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