• adoption,  faith

    Exercising A Heart Of Obedience

    I don’t know what happens when you hear God calling you to something, but I typically do what Jonah did. I run the other way. Especially when it doesn’t fit into my tidy plans. Sometimes I run so hard and so far that I fill the calendar with a million…

  • adoption,  faith,  grace

    God Always Picks Up The Pieces

    Life is always an adventure, isn’t it? We spent three weeks at an aids orphanage in Zambia and it was absolutely amazing to see how God was at work in this little village in the middle of Africa. My heart left Africa so restored and refreshed to serve God at…

  • adoption,  faith,  grace

    5 Tips When Life Gets Overwhelming

    Do you ever feel like you’re stuck on the short train to crazy town? Overwhelmed to the point that you are mentally ready to retreat to a corner and rock back and forth with your favorite blankie? Hello, that’s me lately. We are in the process of adopting three kids…

  • authenticity,  faith,  grace,  marriage

    Lord, Teach Me To Love

    I hate to admit this, but I was never a fan of lovey-dovey holidays growing up, especially anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. My parents had a horrible marriage and the whole idea of celebrating love with candy, roses and cards in a marriage that lacked kindness and basic human decency was…

  • authenticity,  faith,  grace

    Give The Gift Of Grace Today

    Have I ever told you about the one day I threw a wrench into an already messy family environment when I bid a fond farewell to the Catholic church and decided to continue following Jesus without a denomination? This news was bigger than Watergate in my household. My dear mom…