My friend warned me, when her family came over for dinner, that her daughter was fascinated by adoption and would likely ask me a million questions about our story. I smiled and said, “I’d love it!” There’s nothing like adoption that will bring out the curiosity in friends, family, and even strangers. Suddenly…(Read More)

Do you like to use coupons? Some people make it into a sport all its own. I don’t go hunting for them, but when they show up in my mailbox from my favorite store for my most-purchased items, that’s a game-changer. It’s amazing how these little slips of paper can…(Read More)

Do you ever struggle with feeling simply not enough? I’m in a season of living outside of my wheelhouse. Few things feel comfortable and ordinary at the moment, even the supposedly ordinary things. Much waiting is taking place. I await phone calls and emails that have life-changing potential. Online connections are much more…(Read More)

Someone young and precious to me posted recently: “How do you know you’re in love?” Isn’t that a question we’ve all asked at one point or another? Is it mere attraction? Mutual enjoyment? Shared hopes and dreams? Falling in love with my (now) husband wasn’t difficult at all. As though he…(Read More)

It began with a dream, as many worthwhile things do. The dream that became a hope is now becoming a reality – adopting a new member into our family. Steve and I have long-desired to have a houseful of kiddos – biological and adopted alike. Our family motto has long been, “There is always room…(Read More)

Have you ever had one of those bleh sort of days? When the mundane rules and the body moves slow and the cozy sounds delightful? It’s a bleh sort of day over here. No downer moods. Simply a sense of a low-key day. My body doesn’t feel energized. I’m a bit…(Read More)

Breaking Silence

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time? Overwhelmed with tasks. Underwhelmed by God’s presence. Perhaps this best sums up the past several months for me. Since October, a mere four months ago, we have been in an accident which totaled our car and led to the need for physical therapy…(Read More)

My husband was supposed to arrive at 3:13pm that day after a 12-day trip. It was a Friday afternoon and storms began rolling in, delaying his flight little more than an hour. I gathered my things and began to make my way through the torrential downpour and rush-hour traffic, exhilarated to see…(Read More)

Identity Lost

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We’ve forgotten who we are. We’re facing an identity crisis. And the reason is very simple: We have forgotten that it’s the very Person of God which defines us. Who He is speaks who we are into being. So, when God is resisted, pushed away, ignored, considered to be imaginary…that’s…(Read More)

Do you ever feel like an opportunity is too much work? Too many hurdles to overcome? It would be better to just skip? Maybe it’s just me. I knew days before that the meteor shower would happen in the wee hours on Friday morning. But the idea of rousing myself, much less my children…(Read More)

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