Each year at Blissdom Conference, I walk away with a few new special people that some how God puts in my life. Random as it seems at the time – for the last 3 years, some meet-up has resulted in a divine purpose. It’s really weird, but hey I’m rolling with it!
This past year, my sweet friend and ex co-worker AJ introduced me to 2 of her friends, Heather and Jessica. We hung out several times thru-out the weekend and got to know each other. Jessica had recently left the music biz and Heather was an OB GYN. It’s not every day that you get to meet an OB GYN. The things I wanted to ask her!
Come to find out, Heather and Jessica are authors. Heather, aka Dr. Rupe provides medical insight and Jessica provides girlfriend wisdom in a delightful book about pregnancy called The Pregnancy Companion. It is an amazing approach that I hadn’t seen done before and they bring together medicine and faith. I have recommended this book time and time again – but realize I hadn’t introduced you to it. Here’s a little low down on this book:
A doctor’s counsel and a girlfriend’s wisdom combine to create an information-packed, inspiration-filled Christian resource for the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs of pregnancy.
Halfway through her own pregnancy, author Jessica Wolstenholm realized that although she rushed to every book sitting on her bookshelf each time she encountered a question or a scary symptom, she found that the information there, while accurate, usually led to further questions or deeper fear, without the comfort she needed. ”If you are experiencing cramping,” the book would explain, ”it is very normal. However, you could be experiencing a miscarriage so consult your physician.” Fortunately for Jessica, she had the benefit of Dr. Heather Rupe, a Christian OB who answered every question with utmost honesty and accuracy, yet always included assurance that God was involved in every moment.
Not all women have the benefit of a Christian OB, but they can have the next best thing in The Pregnancy Companion. This valuable Christian pregnancy book brings medicine and faith together with the same quality medical information as any ”expecting” book on the market, infused with thought-provoking and spiritual messages. Organized in chapters that follow an expectant mother’s OB appointment schedule, this unique resource will equip readers for a faith-filled journey through an informed peaceful, and joyful pregnancy.
Remember how I told you how the people I meet somehow end up in my life for some reason? Well when a certain family member moved away to a foreign town and got pregnant, I was able to refer Dr. Rupe! It’s a small world and just goes to show, remember the people you meet. They may just end up in your life for a reason.