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March 04, 2009


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Aaron Stern

Yes. The way of the Kingdom is counter intuitive to the way we think we might experience joy, strength, freedom, etc.

Isaiah 30:15 - in repentance and rest ir our salvation. In quietness and trust is our strength.

אודיקול מכשירי שמיעה

It is in the periods of being alone, dissatisfied, harm and puzzled that I knowledgeable god and the real joy of understanding Him and discovering Him to be enough.

Aaron Stern

Alie - I am thrilled that our story has been a blessing to you. It is not natural for us to embrace weakness but as we do Christ promises to be made strong in us.


Thank you so much for being willing to share this journey with us. It is an incredible testament to the Lord when someone is willing to allow people to see through the nice facade to the pain. I am so sorry for your loss. The Lord's work in you has been such a blessing to me. I am praying for you and your family as you continue to heal. Blessings and Congrats one Smith!

Aaron Stern

Olivia - thank you for your prayers.

Joanne - true. Our dependence and trust needs to be in God. True friends will make sure to point you there.

Erin - I am sorry for your loss. I highly recommend "The One Year Book of Hope" by Nacy Guthrie. It was very helpful for us as we walked this last year.

Jackie - It is in our weakness that Christ is made strong the goal is to embrace weakness!

Olivia Williams

Thank you so much for sharing this post with us! I am soooo sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what pain you, Jossie, and your family have gone through in the past year and couple of months. I am glad that you guys have God and just know I will be praying for you both and for the safe arrival of your beautiful son!!!

jackie scofield

i am still praying for you and joss, and am looking forward to the new baby boy coming to join the fam, have fun in the snow...ohhhhh fjs

Joanne Shoho

Thanks 4 posting this Aaron. I am sorry for your loss. Going thru a painful event in one's life when 'friends' aren't around is very difficult indeed and esp. the trauma that one goes thru. Sometimes, though, God may be 'testing' one to see if they might depend on Him rather than others 4 strength.


I just lost a baby at 12 weeks and felt such a sad, but strong connection with what you'd written. A friend sent me a link to this blog. I am starting to get to the point where I can see that I will feel joy again, and will not take it for granted. I hope my experience of this low will really help me experience greater highs once the sadness and heaviness of the current pain lift. It has certainly brought me closer to God. My blessings and love to you and your wife and famiy.

jackie scofield

you will be in my thoughts and prayers all this week, thanks for sharing your faith and strenth. It's such a honor to be your freind...To God be the Glory..... Frankie aka Jackie

Aaron Stern

Mary - thank you for your love and support. Jossie and I appreciate you and Jerry.

Fernando - what a joy it is to share in the fellowship of the sufferings of Christ.

Sarah - thank you. We are excited and on the home stretch.

Mary E Dahlke

Thank you Aaron for sharing this. There are tears in my eyes as I read this, Know Jerry and I love you and Jossie and your family, we count it an honor and a privilege!


this is very encouraging blog especially for us who are suffering and in pain

Sarah Valente (kingdom mama)

Thank you for this post. I have been very interested in hearing about your process.

Congrats on baby boy #4. May God continue to bless your family.

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