My Epitaph, from an 8 year old

  An 8 year old friend at our church gave this mug to me last night at Life Group. Isn’t it adorable? Since then, I keep thinking, “If that’s what it says on my tombstone someday, I’ll have done alright…” Until recently, I have given no thought whatsoever to what I would want carved in […]

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The Rest of Yesterday’s Story

Yesterday I had a bit of a rant. I wasn’t sure whether or not to post it. It had the potential to come across as full-on ungratefulness for all I have, and I am astoundingly blessed. It hasn’t been that long since I felt astoundingly NOT blessed (to the point where Steve and I actually […]

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The Story of Our Staycation

In an Easter miracle that feels every bit proportional to Jesus rising from the dead, we managed to pull off a school vacation that didn’t suck. I am awed and grateful. I’m not even sure how to describe it, so I’ll just post a bunch of pictures with a few words to record this moment […]

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Celebrating the Good Moments #2

TODAY’S ADOPTION QUESTION! Steve & I are often asked what advice we’d give someone considering adoption from foster care. It can be hard to answer, because I want to tell everyone all the things, yet I’m aware that each experience is really unique and not everything will apply. But yesterday afternoon I realized one thing that is […]

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Celebrating The Good Moments #1

EARLY Sunday morning, I saw a post from my friend Stephanie Elliot  on Facebook that inspired me to ditch the whole second half of my sermon to make room to share the story of how she handled years of rejection and disappointment in her writing career. Her book comes out today :)  I know Steph in real life […]

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Adoption, faith & the 1st thing we’d do differently.

Today’s question comes from Donny: Religion is a big part of your life – how are you raising the kids within a faith-based environment and why is it important to you and Steve? One thing Steve & I have learned over the past 2 years is that our Christian faith is THE THING that gets […]

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Give God 5 Years

This weekend I was texting with a friend from MAPP class, who is also adopting. “Can you believe how much has changed in just a year?” I asked. At exactly this time last year, we were in our final adoption-licensing class. I’ll tell you more about the whole thing in another post, but suffice to say […]

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