Author and speaker Katie Schuermann and Stephanie Neugebauer talk about suffering and barrenness. Katie describes how using gift language puts barren women in a position to be comforted by the Lord. God always promises to save the crushed in spirt and this truth drives her to the true source of comfort, Jesus Christ.
Visit Katie’s website at katieschuermann.com. Find her book He Remembers the Barren at emmanuelpress.us/books/he-remembers-the-barren and To Live with Christ by Bo Giertz at cph.org/p-499-to-live-with-christ.aspx. Learn about LCMS Life Ministry at lcms.org/life.
Bio: Katie Schuermann’s “earthy and joyful” voice is as refreshing and invigorating as the Midwestern sunshine in which she was raised. Writing in vignettes which so perfectly suit the charm of small-town life, Schuermann’s stories call to mind the warmth and realism of Montgomery’s Avonlea. Always leaning toward the arts, Schuermann earned graduate degrees in music. Her professional experiences are as varied and eclectic as any writer’s, ranging from walking beans to singing with a Baroque orchestra to directing children’s musical theater camps. No doubt, her cornfield roots and curriculum vitae factor heavily in her writing, but it is Schuermann’s confession of faith in the Triune God that readers have come to expect and trust in her published works. When not writing, she can be found singing, gardening, cooking, holding babies, or trying to climb the nearest tree.
We believe that God is the author and sustainer of all life. We also know it can be hard to speak about the intrinsic value of that life when it feels like the world is trying to drown us out.
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