Beneath the Tapestry: Embracing Unsightly Beauty While You Await Your Masterpiece.

Beneath the Tapestry: Embracing Unsightly Beauty While You Await Your Masterpiece.

by Natalie Schram


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Beneath the Tapestry devotional walks alongside hopeful adoptive parents and families through the process of adoption and beyond. Natalie Schram shares her family’s stories of completing their first home study, finding adoption experts to support them, walking through the tangled mess of fear and unknowns, battling through spiritual warfare, experiencing unsightly beauty, and navigating life after placement. Beneath the Tapestry shares many details of how God weaved four adoptions into the masterpieces that they are. It’s through these honest stories that many have found hope and healing.

Natalie shares how each adoption holds unique details all their own, but the universal characteristic in every adoption is that it comes from a broken place and therefore carries that brokenness with it. Beneath the Tapestry reveals as many details about the Schram’s adoption journeys as possible and in a very real, honest, unique, and vulnerable way. Natalie Schram draws you in and speaks to you directly. You will feel as if you are in an actual conversation with her. You will be guided and supported through scripture, real life stories, and prayer as Natalie teaches you to love and live selflessly through the process.

Journeying through adoption four times has allowed the Schram family the joy of growing deeper in Christ while seeking God’s Will for expanding their family. Beneath the Tapestry goes beyond offering support during the adoption journey and seeks to reach the heart of the reader. Through Beneath the Tapestry Natalie’s hopeful prayer is for each reader to seek a deeper relationship with Christ, grow in their faith, and learn how to love and support others selflessly, in the midst of their journey

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400324446
Publisher: Elm Hill
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 592,249
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Natalie Schram is a wife of seventeen years and a mother of six children, living outside Nashville, TN. Her passions for ethical adoptions, first family support, and individuals with special needs align with her strong pro-life convictions. Natalie enjoys cooking, worshipping with her church family, encouraging others, and playing family games around the dinner table. With a desire to raise children who love the Lord, Natalie prays her children seek God always and love others selflessly.

Table of Contents

Week 1 Exuberance, Excitement, Joy: A Perfect Picture from Beneath the Tapestry…or Not! 1

Week 2 Who, What, Where, When, Why, How: Being Still in the Tangled Mess of Unknowns 39

Week 3 Leap of Faith: Taking a Leap of Faith When All You Have Is a Frayed Piece of Yarn to Grasp 81

Week 4 The Path of Most Resistance: Facing Spiritual Warfare without Unraveling 125

Week 5 Unsightly Beauty: Finding Joy and Glorifying God Through the Frayed Pieces of This Journey 171

Week 6 Masterpiece Revealed: Coming Out from Beneath the Tapestry to See God's Divine Masterpiece 217

Week 7 Loose TH.RE.A.D.S.: Stitching Your Family Together after Placement 269

Acknowledgements 309

Meet the Author 311

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Anonymous 5 months ago
Beneath the Tapestry is such a beautiful devotional, one that every adoptive family, or prospective adoptive family needs in their library. Natalie has a beautiful way with words, and walks you through their own ups and downs throughout their four adoptions. You will feel comforted, reassured, loved and most importantly, not alone. Adoption can be hard, but our faith in God is stronger, and Natalie always points you back to scripture. It's a beautiful 7 week journey that everyone touched by adoption should read. I received an advance copy for my honest review.