Adoption Questions Answered

Last week, one of the organizations that helped us adopt the Cherubs asked if I’d write a blog post about our experience. I’ll confess that we were having a rather TEXTURED week here at home  (my word for when it feels like things are coming off the rails) and so at first I couldn’t even […]

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Can I hire a helicopter parent for the Cherubs?

I’m back to vent about school :) Let me preface by saying that I ADORE our local schools. The Cherubs’ teachers are wonderful, patient, and devoted to their jobs. The past eighteen months have confirmed that I remember almost none of the specifics of my k-12 education (save for the time we were assigned “festooned” […]

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! And happy first post since last September! Yeah, I slacked a bit. I got tangled in the quandary of how to share our adoption story (both the lead up and the present day) while protecting our kids’ privacy, and ended up I blogging nothing at all. Sorry about that. (Sorry both that […]

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Made Well by Jenny Simmons

Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons This book was a highlight of my summer. It is so honest, real & encouraging. These are the words I wish I’d had five years ago, back when everything collapsed like so many endless dominoes, back when I wondered how on earth I […]

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So Long, Summer

This summer was categorically awful. Possibly my worst ever. I am so very glad it’s over, and so in love with our local public school system, I could dance though the school parking lot at drop-off and then weep with gratitude into the little intercom thingies they use to keep out people like me. Before […]

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Road to Adoption: Checking in after one Year

  We went on vacation last week :)  This was our first as a family. (Because no, I’m not counting that time we took our Black kids to the White Mountains.) We went to Syracuse NY for the Vineyard East Regional Conference, a gathering of Vineyard Church leaders from Maine to Pennsylvania. The difference in these […]

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Books!

I’ve had a growing stack of books on my desk for weeks now, waiting for a chunk of time to I could share them with you. There’s something here for pretty much everyone looking for a summer read: How to Survive A Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin.  The author digs deep and shares with beauty and […]

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Road to Adoption 15: Race

(I’m blogging about our experience adopting a pair of siblings from foster care, in the hope that it will inspire you to adopt. The series starts here.) *** I am speechless about what has happened this week. About these shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis; about my friend who today told her black teenage son […]

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Unreasonable Hope

I taught on HOPE at Greenhouse Mission this weekend. It was part of a series on letting God change how we see ourselves: making the mental shift from We’re people who have lost a lot to We’re the ones to whom much has been entrusted. There’s a big gap between these two mindsets. Hope is the bridge. My perspective on hope […]

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Book Reviews: Breaking Busy, Renovate

I have two books with mixed reviews to share this week, so I thought I’d group them together. First, Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy, by Alli Worthington. This a fast, confusing read.  I like the author’s voice, but this is a very surface-level book. Author Alli Worthington speeds too […]

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