Sunday, May 03, 2009

Over at Sydney Anglican's Blog

I also Blog over at Sydney Anglicans.

My latest post is called: "Our Hidden Baby Pain", which picks up Hugh Jackman's comment to The Sun last Thursday about Adoption.

Australian actor Hugh Jackman spoke up this week about his experiences in adopting a baby. Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness adopted their children after suffering several miscarriages.

And I’m glad he spoke up.

I’m glad he spoke, not because I want to (or can) comment on his criticism. I’m glad he spoke because the more I move on in pastoral ministry, the more I see that people in our churches and in our communities are suffering a trinity of silent pain. And I think it’s good to talk about it.

My other Articles are:

Einfeld’s story is my story
Gingrich swims the Tiber
Allah/Christ ‘follower’ defrocked in Seattle
Post-Christian Australia: a taxi-driver’s perspective
What my friend Habbukuk tells me about the Recession

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Pic on Flickr by Pink Betty.

5 comments:

michael jensen said...

Is this a naked attempt to drum up hits!?

Justin said...

You think about such things, Michael?

Chelsea Taylor said...

Amen to that justin.

onlinesoph said...

When I was studying journalism and did my cadetship, I was told that getting someone to open up about infertility is a "great white whale" for some publications. I wonder if this is more true for christians?

PND Me! said...

If I hadn't told people from very early on, and asked for help and prayers when I needed them... I don't think I'd have coped with the trauma of trying to fall pregnant, then the struggle of keeping the baby, and finally the dealing with Postnatal Depression. Some people have called me things like "desperate for attention" or "a diva" since... but I'm just a human being trying to cope with some of the most physically and emotionally challenging events one could ever experience... and I am entirely reliant on God's Grace to get me through every day.

I started to write my story down. It's going to take a while to finish... and then there's the dealing with it over and over again as I relive it...

Without our Christian brothers and sisters to hold us up, the struggle to remember God in trying times can be overwhelming.